SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2014
On tap at the anniversary party. A nice fresh hop flavor. Very bitter on the tongue. A pretty big citrus IPA. One of the better ones for me of the Annis at the event. Maybe just as high was all of them mixed together. Pretty good. tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2014
Tap: Amber, cloudy body with a sticky & foamy white layer of foam. Big floral, citrus peel, & toffee malt mixture. Definitely a "big" DIPA with quite a bit of malt on the palate; sticky caramel & sweet toasted crystal malts. The hops offset it pretty well though. Lots of oily, dank & sticky hops, big bitter pine notes, abrasive grapefruit peel & a lingering herbal note. Pretty good considering I’m not the biggest fan of overly malty DIPAs; this was one of the more enjoyable ones. MeadMe (1672) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2010
Transfer from BA
This 2005 brew came in a trade, though I have no idea who sent it.
A: Pours a very deep red color with a very small head. Some lacing is left but not much more.
S: Nice pine hops noted are a strong nose of deep dark charred oak. Very nice and inviting.
T: This one has a few years age on it. The hops have died down to a very mild level. This one is now dominated by tons of malty sweetness and tons of oak.
M: Medium bodied, yet smooth.
D: The alcohol is noticeable in this othewise thick brew.
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2005
Tap; huge hoppy aroma, bitter, sweet, somewhat grapefruity. Nice white rocky head, and lacing as well. Hops are the key to this brewery i’m finding, great bitterness from start to finish. A little less malt and more balance is what we need here. Excellent brew none the less Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2005
Tap: world beer expo/Frankenmuth...amber with little white head. Big hop aroma all mixed up, pine,floral and citrus. Initial flavor is caramel/malt but turns to all bitter/sticky hops with a long lingering aftertaste. Will agree needed a little more malt for an IIPA, was still very good overall though.
Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2005
On tap: Pretty big hop aroma with a touch of sweetness. Mostly transparent amber with a touch of haze and a small off-white head. A touch of caramel up front is quickly dominated by a big grapefruit hop finish. Hoppy aftertaste lingers for some time. Not the most balanced IIPA. 11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAY 23, 2005
Festival tap. Hazy brown colored with a scant off-white head. Big floral hop aroma with a bit of citrus. Served a bit cold. Medium bodied. Lasting hop bitterness. Modest malt bill barely stands up to the hop assault. Decent, a bit more balance would make this a contender.