milewide (2249) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Overpowering fresh herbal and pine hops! Slightly cloudy golden color, with average head. Minimum malt balance as promised. Alcohol didn’t intrude. Best North Peak brew that I have tried. sir_hopsalot (1) - Farmington, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2011 does not count
I’m a huge IPA fan, but I have not had an IPA more delicious than this. It’s better than Founder’s Harvest Ale IMO. Imagine a hoppy-apple jolly rancher. Or a hoppy Granny Smith. Just pure deliciousness! jeremyd365 (124) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2012
This boss IPA poured a clear golden and immediately was very strong, floral hops. It tasted rich and citrusy, strong but not bitter overload. Overall this is one of the best strong IPAs I’ve had in awhile. I will be drinking this more, would like to find it on tap! mmmkay (51) - - DEC 4, 2012
I love this beer. Wet hops have very ripe flavor and aroma. Very hard to find. Wish they had more.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone crazyyooper (1) - Alabama, USA - DEC 20, 2013 does not count
A solid body, fresh hop smelling and tasting IPA. I have finished my 5th six pack and am looking for more. If you love hops, try this beer.
spbays (11) - alpena, Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2012
A midwest masterpiece! Keep it settled for a clear hop/pine explosion or swirl in the hoppy resin goodness for a textural experience beyond no other. If you love hops this was made for you and a generous 9%+ alcohol does not hurt either. bigtaster (976) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Pours opaque golden honey color, large off white head. Nose of great wet hop, grapefruit and chronic. Nice full bodied ipa, lots of sweet hop flavors, hints of honey malt. Really great example of a wet hopped beer, delicious. umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Pours a mostly clear copper color with a foamy white head that lingers a long time. Aroma is very piney and floral with hints of grapefruit, oranges and caramel malt. Taste is an explosion of dank hops. Tons of pine and grapefruit, lots of caramel malt to balance. Really intense flavor. Moderate bitterness. Thick and oily mouthfeel. Great beer. MrBunn (2826) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Bottle. So the beer pours a fairly dark amber color and sports a pretty large head of tan suds that sticks around for a while. Aromas are thick with hops. Like that non-description hops smell you get from raw hops when you’re brewing. I have a hard time telling them apart at that stage of the game. There is a bit of a resin edge to the nose, and this really becomes pronounced on the palate. The beer is caramel based (increasingly so as it warms and airs) from the malt perspective and resin and pine based as far as hops are concerned. This one is a winner and reminds me quite a bit of northern Michigan hikes through the pine trees. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2012
12oz bottle, bottled 10/23/12. A wet-hopped double IPA? Sounds awesome. Mostly hazy red-orange color. Big foamy dense off-white head. Good lace. Looks great. Hoppy nose. Super dank, resiny aroma. Piney, big bitter taste. Very light caramel malts. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Bigger body, not sticky or syrupy. More of a clean, dry finish, but with a big resiny hop aftertaste. Yeah, I went through these 12 fluid ounces way too quickly. Definitely going to pick up a couple more of these, if I can. This stuff is great.