arminjewell (9744) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2017
Pour on tap at Hopcat, slightly hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of slight orange, grapefruit into some biscuit, bread, touch of floral hops as well. Taste was a mix of orange, grass, bread, some lemon into a bit of grapefruit, finishing slightly bitter, slightly dry. Mark_Eck (1998) - - JUN 19, 2016
Notes from summer. Pours a copper color. Aroma and taste are pine, caramel, and malts. rumproasts (6052) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2015
Tap. Golden with one finger head. Light body with substantial hops. Could easily pass as an IPA. Citrus and light pine. Medium bitterness. mallons72 (210) - livonia, Michigan, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Best pale I’ve had in years. Simple, yet complex. Hops don’t overpower this well rounded ale. SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2015
Tap at crappy bar. pours a dark amber color with a very foamy thick and creamy head. A light piney hop aroma. A big caramel flavor upfront full of malty flavors. Some fruit flavors light pineapple. Decent. Not a big fan of the caramel pales.
Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2015
On tap: The aroma consists of light-moderate toasted caramel, light citrus, and herbal hops. It’s transparent amber with a small creamy off-white head that fades to a thin film outlined by a thicker ring. There is a nice sheet of lacing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a moderate toasted caramel and fruit. The finish has light-moderate citrus and herbal hops with just a touch of butterscotch. It’s light-medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Overall, a little too toasty for my preferences...and the butterscotch is a negative. tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2014 Tap @ Falling Down: Deep, caramely copper color, darker than you’d expect from a pale ale with a stark white collar that clings to the edges; no full head on this one. Aroma of heavily toasted malty notes, bordering on caramelization with only a very mild induction of hoppage. Slightly leafy, perhaps a hint of orange peel & grass, but very light overall. Taste switches gears as the hops bite the palate hard up front. Bitter, herbaceous, & moderately earthy hops slash with a touch of orange zest, citrus rind, & mild grapefruit pith. As the hops fade, you notice the structured malt body; big-time toasted bready malts linger into the finish with hint of crystalline sweetness. Though the hops come out of the gate strong, the aroma & the finish prove to be a little outside of my pale ale malt comfort zone. Not bad at all; still very decent, but a touch too malty for me to fall in love with. Sammy (13106) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2014
Hoppy citra fruity lacy. Tasty and drinkable.hop and sweat aroma. Good hoppy american pale. ColovianTrader (464) - - JUL 19, 2014
Citrus up front. Good hop bitterness. Toasted grains, orange, citrus peel and a faint pine finish.