hotstuff (4840) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rated on 7-22-2010 at Ratebeer Summer Gathering in Grand Rapids, MI at Hopcat. This draft beer pours a small white head with a long retention, transparent body, no visible carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is malt, yeast, pine, crisp hops. The taste is malt, crisp, pine hops, and has a short dry finish. The palate is tingly and this beer is medium bodied. The flavors just did not come together very well and it left me not wanting this beer again. It is not a bad beer, it just did not suit my palate. To each his/her own.
njager246 (697) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of earthy hops and malts... The taste is fantastic with malt upfront and a hop finish. Nice
tgncc (3086) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is earth, flowers, spicy. The appearance is clear god/orange, white head. The caramel, citrus hops, floral, nice. The finish is citrus, pine, lingering caramel sweetness. Medium in body. Very nice.
Daytonbeer (726) - Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours light like a bud with big white head. Aroma of grass, light fruit, and wheat. Taste is bitter and crisp hops. Very dry finish.
DialSquare (4203) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Proof. Not much of a note: grass, herbal, bread, pine, wheat. Rating: 3.4. Ok, but I guess I wasn’t a huge fan - don’t honestly remember this one too well.
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Proof. Clear golden pour with a bubbly white head. Very hoppy aroma, piney, spicy with touches a sweet pale malt. Flavor is similar with a clean lager finish. Not really a fan of this IPL thing that going on, but this one was pretty good.
jbruner (3852) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden yellow on tap with fluffy white head and good lace. Aroma of spicy hops, lager yeast, and slight grain. Taste follows, zesty yet clean. Pretty solid, no hint of the booze.
drsordr (2239) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pours light golden. Nose citrus hop, wheat, and an odd vegetal smell resembling celery. Taste citrus bite, bitter finish. Not much flavor in between.
SpongeRuiner (1108) - Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2016 On tap at the Michigan Summer Beer Fest. A fantastic lager. Has to be my favorite of the style. Still has that hoppiness though. Would love to get some of this.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2016 Tap: Straw-yellow body, bright and sunny with a hazy core and a stark white, chunky & cloudy foam that lasts much longer than expected; nice webbing left behind. Aroma is great; herbal hops, grapefruit, tangerine, heavy grass, pines, leaves, some faint mango and even papaya (generic tropical fruit). Lightly sweet pale malts, biscuits, crackers, and a fresh, clean note from the crispy yeast on the back-end. The taste is just as great... Pines, leaves, citrus fruits, tropical fruits, aggressive & herbal hops, all dancing on top of a light but sturdy pale malt backbone. Faint biscuits and bread with a chunky and crispy yeast-filled finish that shines once the hops fade in the aftertaste. One of the best "hopped up lagers" I’ve had, mainly because you can still identify it as such. Goddamn, bring this stuff to six packs, Bells.