firstsip (733) - Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Tap. Spotty lacing. Deep, semi’clear ruby ombre to amber. Nose of light pine, sweet malt. Full but almost syrupy body. Very sweet malty character with a mild pine resin backbone. darb85 (296) - Canton, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Citrus nose. Amber cloudy appearance. Pinny mellow start with sweet caramel and citrus and mild bitter finish. Bitterness builds as you drink it. Thick thin mouth feel. Not boozy at all. Solid but like most of their beers nothing earth shattering. Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
I got a snarler of this (along with Clementine Lemon Thyme) last night, as I wanted to get something that wasn’t year-round.
Appearance: It looks pretty good. Pours with about a finger of a fairly creamy head, and is a nice somewhat dark brown color. Some decent lacing. Not a great looking beer, but unfortunately, the highlight.
Smell: Weird. I can’t even put my finger on the aroma I get on it, but it’s unusual. I get that similar aroma in taste-form at the front of every sip. Other than that, there’s a lot of sweet smelling malt.
This beer reminds me a lot of a failed version of Lake Erie Sea Monster by GLBC. Given the name C-Monster for this beer, they HAD to’ve wanted to make their own version of that beer. I don’t really care all that much for that beer, but this is considerably less enjoyable. There’s a lot of sweetness in this beer, with some pretty mild bitterness, but it doesn’t taste like a IIPA to me. I don’t know WHAT it tastes like. I just don’t taste any real hop flavors. The 9% ABV on this would be hard to guess for most people -- no warmth that I could feel, and there’s really zero alcohol flavor.
Basically... I wouldn’t want this beer again. There are way too many better IIPAs out there. umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2015 Draft at the brewery. Pours a clear golden orange color with a medium foamy head that fades slowly and leaves very nice webbing. Slightly musty aromas of oranges, tropical fruit, pepper, and sweet malt. Taste is very sweet, might be the first DIPA I’ve had that’s more sweet than bitter. Good hop flavor, good mouthfeel. Overall, it’s very enjoyable but I just wish it wasn’t so sweet. Re-rate 8/4/15. Had this twice more and it’s just too sweet to keep this high. More attenuation and more early hopping please. There’s a great beer here if done right. tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2014 Tap: Amber body with mild haze to it, foamy gray tinted head settles and leaves insane lacing and lacing rings all over. Aroma is loaded with plenty of classic American hops; some spice, some floral, some dank, some citrus, some tropical fruit, hint of pepper. Nice caramel malt backing. Great mix of hop aromas. Taste is more malty than aroma would say; plenty of sweeter caramel and toasted bread malt. Hops are not as assertive but still flavorful. Light pine, heavy fruits, both tropical papaya and mango with citrus like light pineapple and orange. Hint of alcoholic heat and some ashy hop leaves. Thick mouth feel, light carbonation. Really nice DIPA, wish it wasn’t so sweet. Taste doesn’t match aroma but it’s still pretty good.
JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2012
At the brewery, amber colored pour, and not much head. Hoppy and resiny with some nice Hoppiness overall. It’s pretty damn tasty. flatmatt (1593) - Northville, Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Forgot to take notes on the appearance, but there was nothing unusual about it. Aroma is peppery, herbal, and citrus hops, slightly reminiscent of chili pepper. Grapefruit, peppery, and floral hops with a moderate bitterness and sweetness. Juicy hops. Very nice. msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2011
On tap at brewpub. Pours hazy burnt orange with off-white head. Aromas of grapefruit, caramel, some pine, and some bready malts. Flavors of pine, lots of bitter hops, some sweet caramel malts, grapefruit, a little bit of a bread note, and good amount of booze. Finishes sweet and boozy, but the amount of bitter hops saved this for me. Big IIPA. You have to like them big and boozy to really enjoy this. Best beer they had on tap by far.
Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2011 On tap: The aroma consists of moderate tropical fruit, oranges, and grapefruit. It’s a hazy dark amber with a small soapy off-white head. The flavor starts with moderate tropical fruits and citrus notes. The finish has moderate grapefruit hops and touch of alcohol. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, I’ve always like Liberty Street’s IPA/IIAPs, and this is another great one. A dangerously drinkable IIPA.