sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted 6/27/08. 22oz bomber. Filtered with a bright golden hue. Bubbled ring of white head. Mild peppery hop aroma. Medium bodied with a big effervescence. Bitter and crisp. Totally hoppy example.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle bought at Belmont Station in PDX--Poured a thick yellow body with a medium white head. Sweet malty, corny nose with sharp spicy bitter hops. Sticky, sweet, maize flavor. Finished sharp and mildly metallic.
DYCSoccer17 (3320) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 4, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 ounce bottle purchased from the Davis Food Co-Op. Sweet, sugary, candy-like aroma with some mild floral hoppiness as well as a bit of sweet orange citrus. Transparent golden body with a large, pillowy, white head. Nice lacing and good fortitude from the head. Starts a little sweet, before this one becomes very spicy, very herbal. Has some light doughiness in the body, before if it finishes minty with a significant, bitter, dry hoppiness. Grapefruity. A assault of hops.
bhensonb (11060) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 4, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from the Coop in Davis. Orange tinged amber color with a minimal white head. Pale malt aroma rather dominated by mostly grassy hop. Lots of hop. Medium body with very mild carbonation. There is malt sugar, but there is indeed a lot of hop. It’s just hard to pin down any particular type. I’m guessing grassy, citrus and resin. Finish is neither sweet nor bitter. The sugars are tastable, but there is a lot of hop bitter. Maybe this is balanced? Certainly unusual.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Once Upon a Vine on 07/03/2008. Very clear golden body with a medium frothy off-white head. Grassy aroma with light malty hints. Light maltiness, some grassy and spicy hops, with a fairly sweet finish. Medium body with moderate carbonation and a sweet sticky finish.
Drake (8546) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Wine Warehouse. Amber color with a medium quickly disappearing head. Nice floral, pine hop aroma with sweetness to balance. Taste is a slightly metallic take on the same. Medium body. Not bad.
smith4498 (3025) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear golden with white head. Grassy aroma. Flavor is slightly bitter and malty with some alcohol and a metallic taste. Body is pretty full for a lager. Moderate carbonation. An OK lager.
hopscotch (9160) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle... Clear golden ale with a big, creamy, white head. Excellent retention. Spicy and peppery, metallic nose. Medium-bodied with fizzy carbonation. Medium to heavy metallic bitterness. Lengthy, bitter, nickel/steel finish. Appropriately named!
thegreenrooster (3209) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a bright golden with a large white head. Aroma is of crisp floral hops and a good helping of malts. Flavor is biscuit malts with some grain and a bit of pepper. Finish is thick with a bit of the alcohol. Basically its just a heavier lager but it does work. Good enough for a try.
notalush (4852) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I’ve really enjoyed these coney island lager products...until now - this one just doesn’t come together very well - fizzy clear golden beer - minimal head - the aroma is promising, with complex, hearty grains and sweet malts that give the impression of bread drizzled with honey - some bright fruity character underneath - fairly smooth mouthfeel - a little syrupy, though - there is a lot of honey sweetness up front, and fairly strong grain flavors, which are followed by somewhat potent bitterness - they used far too many different hops in this one, and it results in a hop flavor that is neither well-balanced, nor well integrated - this, coupled with the high sweetness, results in a beer that pulls off the astounding feat of being both too sweet and too bitter at the same time - I suppose I should give them props for that - thanks, schmaltz!