gonzosauce (157) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle to glass. How do you know which hop variety each bottle is?; I made my best guess based on GB’s website. Aroma is strong: soft flower, almost lavender. Big, beautiful, fluffy head. Floral, but very reserved flavor. Sweet in a way I have not experienced, but very much enjoy. I’ve had many on tap but this is my first GB bottle; man is it good to be able to bring this home! Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Appearance: Very good looking. A hazy orange color with no visible particles. About a finger or two of creamy head put this beer in my pint glass perfectly. Lacing’s quite good.
Smell: Man, I just... can’t really describe this one. Definitely a lot of sweetness. Fruity characteristics that I just can’t pinpoint. The smell is very solid and inviting though.
Taste/feel: It drinks like most pale ales ... super easy drinking, nothing inoffensive... not super flavorful, but this one is more interesting than a lot of other pale ales I’ve had. Really nothing but a bunch of creaminess on the front of each sip without much flavor, but spicy floral notes come in the aftertaste with a bit of caramel malt. There’s a tinge of bitterness, but it’s mild (only 40 IBUs on this beer). The mouthfeel on this is quite pleasant, but it’s almost too thick for a pale ale. Extremely smooth, but almost too much so. Carbonation is good here, though.
Maybe it’s just my batch, but this is a damn good pale ale. I don’t normally complain about having a beer having a silky mouthfeel, but it’s a bit too much on this one. This is a sexy looking pale ale that’s above average for its style in taste and aroma. Since they use different variety hops in every batch, it’s doubtful you’ll taste the same beer I just did. I expect Closure to be rather inconsistent with its scoring due to this fact. Based on whatever hop variety was in this beer, Closure gets a + rating from me. I just wish I knew what hop was in this particular batch, as it’s one that I don’t think I’ve had much of, but would like to. Cbuk1013 (247) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Bottle didnt tell me which variety. Big problem on the brewery’s part. So I’m guessing a bit. Pours beautiful color. Smells of flower, springlike. Tastes floral, but not bitter. Well balanced. Great summer beer.
crossovert (12934) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Bottle. 5.6% Lemon-lime nose. Flavor isfloral, slightlyperfumey, ample bitterness, nice. 574deadzone (1419) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Bottle. 5.9% ABV. Pours a murky amber with a rocky khaki cap that leaves some foamy, clingy lace. Lots going on aromatically: some pine, earthiness, herbal tea, caramel, stone fruit, a touch of plum, some grain. Pretty sweet, with a fair bitter balance. Medium bodied, fair action, with a long bitter finish. Tasty brew, pretty well balanced, and just good all around.
kjc51478 (441) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAR 20, 2015
12 oz bottle. Appearance is clear amber color with medium, off-white head. Aroma is citrus, lots of floral and some spice. Taste is well balanced with even bitter and sweetness--notes of citrus, toast, and floral. Palate is medium-bodied, very smooth texture, and a dry finish. One of the better APAs out there. mmmkay (51) - - MAR 6, 2013
I was pleasantly surprised by the floral sweet aroma. After the first sip it continued to really satisfy me. This could be my go to pale ale going forward.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2012
On tap at Greenbush Brewpub. Hazy amber with a thin off-white head. Aroma of caramel, resinous hops, citrus and some floral notes. Taste of heavy citrus, woodsy hopes, pine, caramel and resinous hops. High alpha acid with a long lasting bitterness. Pailhead (6540) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of caramel, toffee, citrus/lemon, lavender, and a hint of dust. It pours a mostly transparent amber with a creamy three finger orange-tinged off-white head that has excellent retention. There’s is some thick webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of caramel and light fruit. The finish has moderate lemon/orange, light-moderate grapefruit, and light lavender. It’s light-medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel. superspak (5600) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2013
12 ounce bottle into pint glass; no bottle dating, but a recent release. Pours hazy orange amber color with a small dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of peach, pear, orange peel, apple, floral, honey, caramel, bread, herbal, and floral earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of hop and malt notes. Taste of peach, pear, orange, apple, honey, toast, bread, floral, caramel, herbal, light pine, and floral earthiness. Slight floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruit, orange, toast, bread, floral, herbal, honey, caramel, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and good complexity of hop and malt flavors; with a pretty big malt backbone for a pale ale; and no cloying sweetness present after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a good pale ale. Good balance and complexity of flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.