A: Hzay golden straw, with small bubble white foam with low retention.
S: Distinctively hopped up brew. Very much to my citrusy, west coast loving taste buds. The citrus is tangerine, grapefruit, and a touch of earthiness.
T: Much lighter touch than the aroma would suggest. Malts in the background, definately not a sweet beer, but skews to sessionable. The earthy hoppiness is probably the most dominate. But, overall well balanced. Well carbonated, and a low mouthfeel. After taste of hop bitterness, but not a bite.
D: Very good brew. The aroma is very seducing for hop lovers, then ultimately it's a very sessionable IPA. Plus, it's brewed and served at Petosky's City Park Grill, a reputed hang-out of Ernest Hemingway in the day. How could a real man turn down one of these.
Reviewed: Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 21:30:49
Poured with a bit of a chill, on top of that beer was a white, big bubbled, inch thick foam. Retention was pretty good while the lacing was sticky, yet light.
Aroma is lots of hops up front on the nose. Citrus is first and most powerful with some earthy kick too. Bread and caramel are there to round out the scent.
Taste is light up front with light, sweet malts. The hops sort of take over quickly, becoming earthy hops with a twist of citrus hops but the earth by far stronger. Bitterness is strong and lasting but doesn't seem just crazy.
Light body with a crisp, solid carbonation to help make the beer bigger in the mouth than it really is.
The earthy dankness of this beer was a nice surprise from the aroma. Would say it was more of a nice mix. I would consider this on the APA side of things based on the light body and light flavor. Truly a nice, easy drinking beer. Enjoy!
Reviewed: Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 21:21:12