darb85 (310) - Canton, Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2018 pine nose. Amber pour with creamy thick head that sticks around. sweet roasted malt with a pine resin finish. thicker mouth feel. decent but a hard spot to compete in. earthy Pifty75 (8) - Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2017 does not count
Pretty average for a double IPA. My benchmark for a double IPA is Sierra Nevada Torpedo and this falls well short.
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bottle. Amber with one finger head. Fairly malty body with caramel. I absolutely hate these hops. Earthy, strong bitterness, slight citrus rind. Yuck.
deyholla (12659) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2017
On tap at Slow’s Detroit. Pours a clear gold with an amber hue with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has earthy grass and light citrus with bread and grains backing. Flavor has earthy grains and grass with earthy citrus underlying. jackl (8593) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2017
Keg @ Slows. Brilliant light amber with a small head. Mild caramel malt. Gentle orchard fruits. Some citrus. Somewhat chewy caramel malt backbone. Fairly sweet. Pronounced bitterness in the finish. Medium / full body. OK.
cheap (6244) - CHINA - NOV 1, 2017
Expensive bottle from a cheese store in frankenmuth, heheh. Pale bubbly pour is entertaining, all that foaming and rolling carbonation. Creates a plateau above the edge of the glass. Slight perfume nose. Big bold beefy bitter blasting bullshit. Terribly on style. I have no respect for it, just like its lacking for me. Rude, so bitter, radical, so bitter, racing bitter cloying cutthroat. If you like cunning IPA, you gotta tries this big brain brandishing beer, ignore my numbers, its dead on. Hate this style. Brazen. Rude ass mah stah fah. jgb9348 (6638) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2017
Rich, super hazy amber and copper coloured body with a nice, two to three centimetre tall rich off-white and tan head. Aroma of alcohol, grain, rich hops, some toffee and caramelised sugars, a good dose of lighter alpha acid hops and quite a bit of malt noticeable. Aftertaste is rich, but more of a sweet and syrupy note with some alcohol than any sort of IPA or hop-centric beer. Overall, a decent enough beer and way less of any IPA than more of a rich amber ale or a slightly more malty APA. Nice to try, but when presented with other options, this one is passable. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Siciliano's in Grand Rapids, Michigan on on 13-June-2017 for US$1,79 by my Dad, sampled at home in Washington when my Dad left for Europe - Thanks Dad! superspak (6350) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2017
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 4/23/2017. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy medium orange/amber color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/tropical/fruity/pine hops and moderate bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of big tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pepper, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine/citrus rind/grassy/spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, pepper, pine, toasted bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/fruity/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance. Slight lingering hop astringency through the glass, but not overwheming. Moderate dryness from lingering bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, sticky/resinous/rindy, and fairly crisp balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 7.5%. Overall this is a very nice IPA. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/fruity/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink; despite the aggressively bitter/drying finish. Nice dank/vibrant hop complexity; nice balancing malt backbone, with minimal residual sweetness. A very enjoyable offering. BigBeer45 (1590) - Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2017
Bottle served in a glass,
this IPA was a hazy honey-gold in the glass,
the pour gave a creamy, two finger off-white cover of bubbles, it left nice spots and partial rings of lacing on the glass, the bottle had a film of medium brown sediment,
there was lemon and orange citrus hops, the hops had a faint herb (wild onion) note to them in the background, toasted malt, a little caramel and bread, a touch of orange skin pith, and malt sweetness,
the flavors were citrus lemon and grapefruit hops with some spice, toasted malt, a little bread, and some malt sweetness,
the finish had a medium or more spice hop bitterness with some citrus that lingered on the tongue,
the mouth feel was medium, it was pretty creamy on the lips, and there was average carbonation,
this drink had a nice presentation,
the hops were light on the nose, and the nose was sort of simple and not outstanding,
the hops were bigger in the mouth and lingered with a good citrus-spice bite,
an ok drink. rosenbergh (12016) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2016
Draught at the Right Brain Brewery, Traverse City, MI.
Clear deep golden color with a small off-white head.
Mild but rich aroma of tropical fruits, sweetness and malt.
The flavor is resin, sweet fruitiness, mild bitterness, sweet caramel and malt.
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