gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2008 Bottle. Golden amber color, with two fingers of fluffy, white head. Already I can sense that this beer is no ordinary run-of-the-mill lager. The aroma is pretty consistant with that of a pale or amber ale. Very hoppy. Grapefruit, other citrus. Some malts as well, although nothing stands out overall there. The flavor also seems less like a lager and more like an ale. Light hoppiness, which means the standard array of citrus notes and some malts, too. Watery body, very refreshing with a pleasing aftertaste. A very drinkable beer.
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber with a good sized head. Medium body. Very clean flavour, sweet with caramel/toasted malt, well balanced with a good hit of hop bitterness. Straight-forward and refreshing.
pamoja (57) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber color. Great long lasting head. Very hoppy for a lager. I am not sure I have tasted a better lager.
Mike4686 (120) - Bayonne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft, copper color with a medium lasting head, very good hoppy flavor for a lager, wasn’t expecting it to have such a nice bite to it, nice bitter finish, overall it was a decent beer, nothing too great though.
Quake1028 (636) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Honey orange colored body with a two finger, sudsy, pillowy off white head. Spotty lacing. Hop aromas pour into the room upon the inital opening of this beer. Also we have some malt notes, honey, biscuit dough and grapefruit, but mostly floral hops. Hops, citrus, dough and sweet honey come through as the beer is consumed. Mouthfeel is heavily astringent, light to medium bodied, somewhat sticky and oily on the palate. FInish is short in length, a bit bitter but overall pretty bland and finishes a bit watery at the very end. Was hoping for more.
cryfreedmb (113) - Ocean, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2007 Draft. Golden color with nice maltly toffee aroma. Very drinkable brew that reminds me of a cross between Sam Adams and Yuengling.
A great brew that I will surely have more of. One of my favorites.
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle, best before May 08. Golden amber colour with a mostly lasting rich creamy and frothy beige head. Bready, toffee, orange, and grapefruit aroma. Bready and lightly sweet malts, a touch of toffee flavour, then a juicy grapefruit and orange peel bitter finish. Light to medium bodied and combines the crispness of a lager with the juiciness of an IPA. Good stuff - I want more.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - AUG 23, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pint - Aroma is mild malts with a touch of hops. Pours transparent gold with a small bubbly head and great lacing. Flavor is strong with sweet malts and the hops are more pronounced. Clean palate. Drinkable on a hot day and really not a bad brew.
Brewbie (478) - New York, USA - AUG 19, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. gold, cloudly with cabonation. smooth easy drinking. very pronounced hop taste with bitterness in the finish. nice everyday beer
Goodgrief (2000) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - AUG 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
July 2005 - This beer pours with a nice foamy head and a nice clear brown lager color. But let’s get down to it. It’s hoppy. The hopheads will like it because of this. I think it’s kind of lacking other than having more hops than a normal lager. The taste is a little on the thin side and frankly I find the hoppy taste out of place in a lager like this.