aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2005
Mich Ale Fest 05. Fav drink of the Beatles, Japanese that is...spit some and pour some out, compliments of the same!! But who could blame him, it was a hot thirsty day. Too much nose, overwhelming flav...to smell it si to taste it. jsquire (4723) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2005
On tap at the 2005 MBG Fest. Golden orange color with a thin fizzy egg shell head. Huge nose that doesn’t wait for you to go down to smell it. Strong aromas of pine and citrus hop and something almost like pungent feet. Strong pine hop taste with the grapefruit juice becoming more dominate as it lingers on the palate. There is a nice hop burn in the finish. This is a hop head IPA. Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2005
On tap @ MBGF: Very nice citrus and hop aroma. Orangish-amber with a small off-white head. Quick initial sweetness is overtaken almost instantly by citrus and pine hops. A hint of peach. A very hoppy IPA and a little one-dimensional. Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2005
Sampled on draught @ Short’s Brewing Company in Bellaire, Michigan. Dark orange with the perfect IPA color. Unbelievably luscious hop aroma, showcasing nearly everything aromatically possible for hops, but with the pine and grapefruit standing out most. Suprisingly harsh hop flavor with a medley of pine, lemon, spruce, resin, grapefruit and citrus, while maintaining a ridiculous level of bitterness. No malt backing and bone dry, making it almost undrinkable, but wow, what an aroma. redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2005
Beautiful copper color with a strong white head. Aroma of spicey and citrus hops and malty goodness of sweet caramel. There is strong bitterness here balanced with huge amounts of munich and caramel malts. This is a very nice malty IPA, which is how I like them, I definitely like hops but they’re so overdone on IPAs these days that a malt balanced IPA seems like a gift.
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2004
My least favorite of a 4 beer tasting at the brewery. Lots of cascades and probably some centennial hops in the aroma -- typical grapefruit citrus tones. Distractingly hazy, I would have like to see this beer settle a little. The flavor was initially enjoyable, but trailed into an overwhelming bitterness -- not enough malt to support it. I would have liked to see less emphasis on hop bitterness and more on hop aroma. A little over the top, but worth trying. 11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - SEP 26, 2004
Tap at Detroit Brewfest. Hazy light amber. Smells like a hop bomb, citric and floral. Body is thin, malt backing is not there to balance. Taste is mostly hops. hotstuff (5289) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2004
Rated at Shorts Brewing Co. Small off-white head and fine-small sized bubbles. Uncarbonated, cloudy and a butterscotch hue. All I could get from the aroma and from the flavor was hops. Tingly and hoppy palate. Light bodied beer with sparse lacing. thedm (6319) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2004
This 1 week premature brew was on tap at the brewery, this brew poured a small head of white colored fine to medium sized bubbles. The body was cloudy orange/dark yellow colored body. It had a mild malt hop floral aroma and a smooth delicately hopped mouth feel. The flavor contained notes of hops and malts and was much more mellow than was anticipated. jtw (1170) - farmington, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2004
2004 draft at MSBF. average head, lightly cloudy, dark yellow. harsh intense aroma of pine and grapefruit--tons of american hops. a little thin, but a long and moderately bitter and acidic finish makes it a pretty good beer. hoppy as hell.