n1940 (145) - Dunbar, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2017
12 oz bottle. Quiet pour with active carbonation and a malt + hard fruit aroma. The beer has a golden hue with a craggy white head and good lace. It has a smooth malty start with hints of hop bitterness and grapefruit expanding into the middle. Long finish is rich and mellow with a good mouthfeel. Well balanced! superspak (5883) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2016
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 2/12/2016. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, honey, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/pine hops and moderate bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, honey, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine/citrus rind/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon/orange rind, pine, toasted bread, and herbal/floral/grassy hop earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and minimal lingering hop astringency after the finish. Moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp/sticky/resinous, and creamy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Minimal warming alcohol for 6.7%. Overall this is a very good IPA. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering. milewide (2304) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2015
Much better than ratings. Cloudy orange color. Firm body. Both aroma and taste were a combination of fruit and herbal. Lingering hop bitterness. jsquire (4564) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2014
As others have mentioned, this was over carbonated and took quite a while to coax into the glass. Orange color with a massive, rocky off white head that left unattractive chunks of foam on the glass. The nose has some pine, citrus and lots of soap in it. I get more soap in the flavor with some old orange rind, lemon and pine flavors. Seems a bit oxidized. Bottle date is July 22, 2014 but it should be more stable than that. Odd IPA. SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2014
On tap at the MBG Fest. An aroma of slight bitter hops with some pine background. The taste is a slightly bitter pine and citrus carbonation. The hoppy bitterness somewhat lingers after the drink. Overall an average IPA for me.
suprchunk (2994) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Hazy deep golden. Big white head. Plenty Glee singing. Aroma of the grain, lemon, and a dish water type of aroma. Taste is a little grainy with some lemony hops and corn. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2014
12oz bottle, thanks to umich03jm. Careful pouring this one... Pours with an incredible amount of off-white head. Going to need to wait for a couple minutes before I get to take a sip of this. Thick and mountainous, this looks like someone poured me 3 oz of beer then topped off the pint with shaving cream. Body has a half-hazy golden orange color. Metallic, musty hop aroma. Reminds me of Tri-City IPA. Some citrus, pine. Bitter taste, kind of light zesty tart bite to it. Very soapy and astringent. Medium to bigger body. Kind of soft, stronger carbonation. Drying astringent finish. Judging from the appearance, taste and flavor, this bottle seems to have gone south. I’m sure my trading partner just picked up from the store shelf, but who knows how long it was on the shelf for? Breweries need to date their IPAs if they care about repeat business at all. After about a half hour, the carbonation dies down, and this actually becomes a little more drinkable, and the aroma and flavor improves. Some grapefruit, caramel toasty spicy malt comes out. Scores were raised a bit. Still not great, though. Clearly a flawed beer. Wasn’t worth finishing. tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Tap @ Liberty: Hazy yellow-orange with some darker amber tints, topped with a foamy, chunky eggshell collar. Aroma is mild with notes of pine, weedy grass, grapefruit peel, & some bitter citrus. Taste follows right along with a little more "oomph" to it; orange zest, grapefruit peel, pine needles, cut grass, & a spiky bitterness that lingers in the aftertaste. A touch of sweet crystal malt sugars in the tail-end. A decent IPA overall, but nothing crazy. crossovert (13730) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2013
This beer is humorous and sad, by far the most overcarbonated I have encountered. Saved maybe 3 oz of it, no way you could drink it from the bottle either. jgb9348 (6437) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Clear golden coloured body with the slightest bit of haze and an orange and very light glow, all with a single centimetre tall white head. Aroma of pale malt, the lightest amount of hops, alcohol, metal, and a touch of fruit. Medium-bodied; A hit of light hops up front mixed with some metal, a bit of light malt and a a little stale fruit flavours. Aftertaste shows a bitterness arriving from the metal, light hops, earthy malt and a funky cardboardie and stale flavour throughout. Overall, not such a great beer and fairly far removed from a ’traditional’ IPA - nice to try, given that it’s not local to me right now, but not worth buying if it’s easy for you to get. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Merchant’s in Dearborn, Michigan on 02-August-2013 for US$1.99 sampled at home in Washington on 05-September-2013.