madmitch76 (23302) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
19th November 2010
Cloudy amber beer. Fluffy off white head. Semi crisp and semi dry palate, turning softer. Deep rich hops with nicely balanced creamy malt. Zingy minerals before a bitter finish with the orange and lemon peel coming through. Very drinkable DIPA - could sink a few of these.
Travlr (22450) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Bright clear golden color, large tan head with poor retention. Aroma of pine!! And gras. Taste is pine resin.and grass. Straightforward.
brokensail (16222) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 28, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: The pour into my Stone nonic pint glass is a hazy burnt orange color with a thin layer of off-white foam.
S: I’m immediately struck by very pungent hop aromas. The combination of bitter grapefruit and pine is one of my favorites and this beer certainly delivers there.
T: It doesn’t get much better than this. While the beer is not as intensely bitter as many CA IPAs (ie. Ruination and Pliny), it still has plenty of resinous pine. The Front end is very citrusy with the aforementioned pine taking over the finish. Not a trace of malt in the beer.
M: The body is medium with a moderate to high level of carbonation.
D: These Michigan breweries really know how to make a fantastic IPA. This is just as good (if not better) than certain IPAs made by Bell’s, and I would gladly enjoy a few more of these.
jtclockwork (15426) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating 1750. Bottle thanks to Styles. Pours cloudy orange. Nose and taste of peppercorn, orange zest, pine, citrus and spiced hops. Interesting.
Tmoney99 (13892) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear copper color with an average fizzy off-white head that diminished with little lacing. Moderate to heavy citrus and earthy hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good brew that exceeded my expectations.
Ratman197 (13874) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, pine, orange zest, grapefruit rind and light lemon zest. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, grapefruit, pine and orange zest with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.
argo0 (13580) - Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Large beige head that leaves nice lacing atop hazy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, light herbal. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit/herbal, some lemon peel. Medium body, low carbonation, some resin.
bu11zeye (12878) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a hazy orange body with a medium white head. Aroma of grapefruit, light menthol, pine, lemon, and orange. Flavor of lemon, grapefruit, toffee, florals, and caramel with a bitter finish.
BeerandBlues2 (12474) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2009. Pours clear dark yellow with an average, fizzy white head, somewhat lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, hay, straw, cereal, meal), heavy hop (flowers, perfume, grass, pine), average yeast (sweat) with notes of apple and honey. Medium bodied, mineral texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness.
djd07 (12341) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy orange with small frothy white head leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a strong lemon zest and floral hop. Thin mouthfeel with a strong citrus hop and resin. Light bitterness on the finish hiding alcohol well. A verey good IIPA from Shorts.