Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2006
Growler: Courtesy of Styles. The aroma is huge with lots of grapefruit and pineapple. It pours transparent amber with a small white head that diminishes quickly. The flavor starts with lots of pineapple and tropical fruits. The fruity sweetness balances very weill with the big grapefruit hops finish. This is excellent and very underrated in my opinion. Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2007
Growler. Girls’ sister and brother in law, brought back from a recent trip, and man what a fine choice they made. One of the better ipa’s I’ve ever had. Nice choice for name, considering it’s a hop "bomb". Amber with minimal white head. Huge sweet resin aroma. Pineapple, orange and grapefruit. Hard to pick up any malt. Flavor again all kinds of sweet fruit esters/resin. Pineapple and grapefruit dominate. Residuel sweetness through the middle to balance. Grapefruit bite in finish, leaves you wanting more. Carbonation lacks, oily mouthfeel, but it is about 24 hrs old. Very well done!!! DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2007
Growler from Sauce, the brewer at Willoughby - thanks a bunch for this Jack. Drunk on 7/28 and 7/29/07. Pours out a brilliant burnt orange with a nice off white head. Very nice fresh pine and citrus hop aroma backed up by some rich caramell, and even a little light stone fruit. Medium body and carbonation, with a pleasing resiny chewiness. Rich malty sweetness is quickly pushed to the background by the aggressive bitterness that leads to along, satisfying dry finish. Really nice IPA. TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2007
Nice copper pour with a thin white-ish head. Aroma is deep and hoppy, with some sweet pine nut overtones. Flavor is nice and hoppy, there are pine and grapefruit flavors throughout. Finish is slow and sweet-ish. Carbonation is on the low side, which is a plus in my book. Good IPA. Nephilium (1818) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2007
Poured from a growler purchased the night before. Pours a clear reddish-amber, with a minimal head, but good lacing. Nice strong citrus aroma, and strong hop flavor. A very tasty beverage, now if only they would bottle.
jercraigs (10374) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2007
Draft at the brewpub. Crisp amber body with a creamy white head. Solid hoppy aroma - resiny with light pine and citrus notes (7+). Chewy resiny hops, light citrus comes out but it is mostly resin from the hops. Light supportive caramel malt. Very hop forward flavour. (7+) Average palate. Hops linger in the after taste. This definitely hit the spot after a long drive from Toronto. Very nice IPA. dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2006
Smells like an IPA. Very fruity, with a bit of pine. Quite bitter. I expect that the IBU’s are off the chart. Not much body to balance the bitterness. With some more body, it could be a good double/imperial IPA. b33r (875) - Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2007
Draught at 69 Taps in Akron. Nice orange-amber color with medium head and lacing. Aroma is hoppy. Flavor has extreme hops, very strong and a bit bitter. Sweet and citric with a lot of grapefruit. mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2007
[372-20070629] Tap @ Brewpub (Willoughby, OH). VERY hoppy aroma is a little sweet and has a nice orange rind tinge. Clear, golden orange brown body with a long-lasting creamy white head. Nice super hoppy flavour, mainly citrus. Medium body is fairly dry. Not usually a fan but this is pretty solid. Dogbrick (13010) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2007
On draught at 69 Taps in Akron. The beer is hazy orange-amber in color with a medium white head that has fair retention. Patchy lacing on the glass. The aroma is piney hops with a little bit of malt and grapefruit. Medium-bodied with a good bitter quality. Resiny hops flavor coupled with fruity esters and more pine. Just a bit of malt here as well. The finish is tart and hoppy and lingers awhile. All in all there is not much to complain about here, this is a solid IPA all around.