shrubber85 (11582) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2013
Bottle. Light barley malt, orange peel, and gunpowder (there’s a descriptor I’ve never used before) aroma. Golden yellow with large head. Sweet caramel and mildly bitter orange peel/burnt carbon flavor. Got to say it’s unique and pretty good to boot. polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2013
Bottle. Aroma has notes of caramel and cereal malts with some citrus hops. Medium amber hue with an average off-white head that mostly diminished and left good lace. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter. Palate is medium bodied and watery average. Overall an okay pale ale. superspak (5894) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2013
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 2/15/2013. Pours moderately cloudy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with plenty of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of orange zest, grapefruit, peach, lemon zest, floral, light pine, caramel, biscuit, and light nuttiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of hop and malt notes. Taste of orange zest, grapefruit, pine, lemon zest, floral, caramel, biscuit, light nuttiness, and floral earthiness. Moderate pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pine, floral, caramel, biscuit, and floral earthiness on the finish for a bit. Very nice complexity of hop and malt flavor; with a great hop/malt flavor balance; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, crisp, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice pale ale. Nice hop/malt balance and complexity; very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering. maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small white head. Nose is almost nonexistent. Taste is very light and pale - slightly bitter, but that’s more of an afterthought. Drinkable, but nothing remarkable. salvaticas (939) - - MAR 27, 2013
Bottle. Great hoppy aroma, a beer’s beer. Pours a slightly cloudy amber/orange. Bitter finish. Pretty good.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2013
12oz bottle. Clear amber - orange color. Mildly hazy with lots of fine particles suspended in the glass. Thin off-white head. Good lace. Medium body. Good smooth, crisp, lighter carbonation. Mostly dry overall. Satisfying amount of citrus, floral hops. Light caramel malts, bit toasty. Bitter, sweet taste. Satisfyingly drinkable and hoppy pale ale. umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear light golden orange color with a big foamy white that fades slowly, leaves great lacing. Aroma is very grassy and floral with hints of citrus fruit. Taste is fresh grassy and floral hops also but the fruitiness is more present than in the aroma. Very light sweetness, moderate bitterness. Pale, biscuity malt in the finish to go with the floral hops. I’d drink this again, nice solid pale ale. milewide (2304) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Fine brew with clear amber color and floral hop aroma. Finishes with medium bitterness. I wonder why this is higher ABV than their IPA, Mad Hatter!?! queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Bottle. Light caramel malt aroma. Clear copper with a large off-white head, nice lacing. Biscuit, caramel malt, and grassy hops flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation. 574deadzone (1419) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAR 18, 2013
All-Michigan Cascade hops. Pours a slightly hazy darker golden to orange with a fairly sizable off-white to khaki head that settles slowly and leaves little bits of soapy lace all over. Nose is a curious blend of perfumey floral notes, almost some lilac or pollen, some pronounced dusty hay, biscuit dough notes, a touch of citrus pith, some spice. A light honey sweetness is overshadowed by a pronounced bitterness and almost a touch of salt. Medium bodied, creamy, softer carb, with a long strange bitter finish. Somehow this works in spite of itself. It’s not especially refreshing or citrus/pine bright, and there isn’t a whole lot of sweetness, but as just kind of a dusty hearty brew it’s pretty decent. Definitely worth a try, but for me it’s probably not one I’ll revisit in lieu of such great other choices for hop-themed beers.