j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at HopCat while in town for RBSG. Pours a light yellow gold with a thin white head. Crisp grain aromas. Grainy, light and crisp. Smooth and tasty. Quite well done.
NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Hopcat during RBSG. Pours a pale gold with a sticky white head. Hoppier nose than the IIPA I had at the same time, got lots of citrus and some light pine as well. On taste, a bit metallic at first with some clean honey and citrus coupled bitterness. Very easy drinking and refreshing. Nice fresh hop taste. Good stuff.
Ughsmash (6915) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Hopcat. Poured crystal-clear lighter golden with a sticky white head. The aroma was fresh and bright with lemon zest over honeyed malts.. spicy fruit, earth, and pine joined in.. perfect balance with warm undertones. The flavor had a sweet honey and lesser bready base with lively hop bitterness around (pine, lemon, and dusty, dry, peppery earth).. tangy bitter and lemony finish. Crisp and refreshing on the palate, despite some warmth.. spicy, bitter, and engaging. Excellent stuff!
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Green Well. Crystal clear, straw-colored, long-lasting white head leaving terrific lacing. Citrusy and spicy aroma. Light-bodied, highly carbonated with a long-lasting finish. The flavor is dry with a spicy and citrusy finish that keeps giving after each swallow. A terrific session beer. Out of the ordinary.
CanIHave4Beers (2762) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a pale yellow with a small but tight head and some lace. The aroma is floral and citrusy with plenty of hop character and a very clean maltiness. The flavor is nicely spicy and very hoppy with some good snappy hop bitterness and intensely clean (if such a thing exists) there are light mineral notes as well. This is damned delicious and I’d be happy to buy a good deal of it if it were on the shelves.
FunkyBrewster (1517) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Eccentric for RBSG. Pours a light golden with a small white head. Aroma is very clean and crisp, some cookie sweetness and and sharp earhty hoppiness that bites the nose nicely. Flavor is really nice and earthy while also providing a complex hop character that melds nicely with the classic pils taste while providing a nice American hop presence. Nice soft biscuit note with the fruit character. Medium body and a soft carbonation. Really nice beer
Tmoney99 (9601) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at HopCat. Poured a clear amber color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate earth hop and malt aroma. Medium bitter flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. My expectations where met.
pantanap (3323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bells quinannan falls. Full pour at hopcat... Pours a golden pilner
yellow brown with a thin soapy head... Aroma of fresh cut grass, fair
bud, fresh with some grain... Nice dry hop flavor but gets grainy to
some degree. Crisp carbonation. Nice aroma but flavor didn’t hold up to it. still very drinkable.
KyotoLefty (5575) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at HopCat, RBSG 2010. Big fruity aroma with passion fruits. Nicely hopped with lots of citrus and ok bitterness. Nicely drinkable and flavorful during a night of huge beers. Would definitely like to try it again on a sunny afternoon.
HonkeyBra (2858) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep gold with a fairly sturdy white head. Aroma of crackers, bread, light hops. Deep, malty dry flavor. Somewhat fruity, doughy, some grain. Taste’s really excellent actually. Like the kind of lager you’d want to keep a whole shelf in your fridge devoted to. Hard not to enjoy this one. I liked it.