SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2014
On tap at the Shorts anniversary party. Wasn’t too sure about this one. A lot of copper red flavors. Also a strong hop note that flows through the whole drink. Not the best of the event but not the worst. tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Tap @ Shorts: Muddy, almost brown-ish color with a beige tinted head survived as a chunky collar. Aroma of sticky caramel malt & dank, dripping hop oils, pine needles, & floral perfume notes. Notable crystal malt sweetness, offset by an abundance of stingy, bitter hops. Taste is equally bitter & sweet all at once; sweet toffee-like & crystal malts are met with a heavily floral, stinging hop bite. Tons of brash pine & super bitter grapefruit peels teeter with sweet & sticky malt undertones. I normally dislike darker malted D/IPAs, but this one was actually okay, mostly due to the super abrasive hop profile. I would imagine that with any appreciable age, this beer would falter big-time. Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Draft at shorts. Dark caramel with a light head. Tons of tropical fruit with just the right amount of bitter hops. bpar73 (1118) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2014
On tap at the brewpub. Dark hazy golden brown pour with a tan head. Nice lacing and retention. Good hop bitterness up front with a balance of caramel malt for a nice smooth finish. A great Imperial IPA. Pailhead (6540) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2014
On tap: The aroma consists caramel, citrus, tropical fruits, and grapefruit. It’s a hazy orangish-brown with a small yellowish-tan head. The flavor starts with light caramel and tropical fruits. The finish has grapefruit, pine, and dank hops. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation.
rumproasts (5359) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2013
tap at 2013 michigan winter beer fest, deep amber -- very dark for an ipa. substantial malt base with big hops. well rounded very big imperial ipa. madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2012
5th July 2009Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2012
Dark brown-amber beer, cloudy. Frothy tan head. Very dark for an IPA! Soft palate, a little dry. Deep rich hops. Marmaladey grapefruit, fairly bitter. Aniseed spice. Satisfying and sophisticated.
(Bottle) Pours deep amber with a small sand coloured head. The aroma holds hoppy notes of wood, black currant, resin, apricots, citrus and new cut grass. Floral, grapefruity and tropical (mango) undertones. Honey, caramel and toffee to back it up. The flavour is near medium sweet and medium to heavily bitter with notes of grapefruit, oranges, apricot, resin, wood, flowers, toffee, caramel and honey. The mouthfeel is soft, light sticky and a bit numbing. Lingering bitterness. Medium to full bodied. Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2011
Hazy brown of color with an orange head. An aroma of caramel, raisins and old hops. A flavour of caramel, raisins and hops. Jaksmart (454) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2011
Luminescent deep orange pour. Aroma has raisins, chocolate, vanilla, oak, thick malt, quite oxidized (old bottle), some candy and brown sugar. Thick and oxidized with pine, oak, oil, booze, syrup - more like a BW.