Nephilium (1772) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great big hop aroma starts this beer off, dank and piney. Pours a slightly hazy copper with a big white head. Starts slightly sweet, with honey notes coming through in the flavor, which eventually fades out into tropical fruit notes and bitterness. This is a great IIPA, too bad it’s a limited run.
mambossa (330) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep orange pour with gently sandy head. Aroma is prickly sweet, molasses, candied lemon, pine needles, richly dense and deep stone fruit notes lie on the bottom end. Flavor wise, honey and ripe peach and apricot, caramel, an onmiscient pine stands comfortably yet powerfully on the palate. A solid, dense, surprisingly balanced DIPA. Loving the pine and richness, yet the honey aspect doesn’t seem necessary. This recipe would be great with a lighter malt recipe too. Enjoyable, though. Great balance, slow sipper.
tia (1972) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ brewery. Light copper with decent head & lacing. Smells buttery, salty, caramelly, piney, earthy, & band-aidy. Flavor is honey, lemon, bitter, band-aid.
adnielsen (10583) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shared with gmellison. Reddish orange appearance with a tan head. Pretty spicy, piney hoppy nose with some biscuity notes. Light moderate sweetness. Tangerine citrus. Some doughy notes. Ok.
BVery (10050) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap at the brewpub. Hazy orange pour with a white head. Mild citrus and pine aroma and taste. Moderate palate. Decent DIPA but not great.
ddemmingjr (798) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The brewery: pours clear copper, fine ring of off white head. Nose is herbal, earth hops, honey, pepper. Rich and robust, honey sweet malts, peppery finish with a little heat as well. Rich mouthfeel and the best beef I've had from MG.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
JaBier (7458) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at the brewpub on 3/24/12. Clear amber pour with a thin off-white head. Aroma of citrusy and piney hops and some malt. Malty flavor with lots of citrusy and grassy hops before a spicy hop finish. Very nice, and the best beer I’ve had from them so far.
Brigadier (3620) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewpub
A competent imperial IPA that straddles that fine line between regular and imperial, this beer packs a whallop. Just as the name implies this one could be trouble based on the way it sneaks up on you. I hope it makes a return at some point.
Aroma / Appearance - The cloudy bronze body was the color of a roll of polished pennies. Copper, buttered toast, honey, and a bag full of pounds of freshly minted pennies sparkle on the senses. The base has a pleasant rosy floral bite.
Flavor / Palate - Strong carbonated fluid fills the mouth like watered down peanut butter with a dash of honey. An experimental beer like this has the potential to go off in the wrong direction but this one sticks together from start to finish. This and their other IPAs are worth checking out if you are in the mood for a solid local alternative to the beer across the street.