rosenbergh (4762) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle. (Metropolitan Citymarket) Brooklyn, NY.
Steel Hop Lager is replaced with IPA Style text.
Clear deep golden colour with small to average size white head.
Sweet fruity and floral hoppiness, some bitterness and caramel malt sweetness in aroma. Flavour is sweet fruity, sweet hoppy and sweet malty. Thereís adequate amount of bitterness. Not bad at all.
jonnyguns (405) - - AUG 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours a orangey amber colour with a large fluffy head. Aroma is dominated with grapefruit and hints of yeast. The first thing you taste is the hops and notes of pine. The yeasty taste lingers at the end with a bitter finish. Solid beer.
stuckinprague (43) - - AUG 25, 2012
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Brutal aroma, I smell creamed corn, which makes me think of a off lager. I might not be getting this beer, I will admit, but I find the flavours overwhelmed by spoiled tastes. I think this is one of the worst tasting beers i have ever had. Horrible balance of hops with malts, and spoiled flavours make me unable to rate much more. Not a IPA, not a lager. brutal.
LesArgen (135) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A delightful looking beer when poured, this has a fair bit of grapefruit and lemon with wet dirt, bread dough, caramel and vanilla. I could sniff it all night, only I really need to drink it. Itís a slightly more standard IPA on the tongue, with loads of grapefruit and pine which give way gradually to pleasant vanilla and peach flavour. The tasting doesnít quite live up to the smelling, but this is still a really pleasant IPA with more complexity - at least in the aroma - than a lot of beers in that category.
maneliquor (1704) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours dull orange with a big, fluffy and very dense white head. Nice lacing left abouts. Nose is very aromatic. French and punchy pine and grapefruit are all over the aroma with subtle hints of the lager yeast used with a touch of biscuit behind it all. Taste is very hoppy front up. Piney to begin with which mellows out when the lager yeast notes come through. Hops come back to finish with a long grapefruit bitterness on the end. Tasty stuff. A touch sharp on the palate. Very good for what it is
Speciarii (12) - Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Presentation: Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into Pilsener Glass.
Appearance: Pours a clear copper color with a decent foamy head that provides minimal lacing.
Aroma: Some citrus and herbal hops over rising bread dough.
Taste: Greeted by malt breadiness quickly followed with orange, juniper and a hint of pepper.
Texture: Medium body and good carbonation.
Drinkability: Decent mild IPA but wonít be one I seek out. Came as part of a variety pack, but usually only available as a 22 ounce around here.
skokott (32) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not quite a Lager, not quite an IPA. Itís missing body and isnít *quite* right but if you try it, youíll be glad you did. Itís somewhat interesting.
Sledutah (3260) - Utah, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle from bevmo
Pours clear golden with a small off-white head, light lacing. Aroma is floral, herbal and sweet malts. Taste of floral, sweet caramel, honey and lemon peel. Different, not much of a ipa. This would taste good on a hot day. Crisp flavors.
MadRobin (1061) - Silver Spring, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2012 On tap 4 oz. sample at Judgeís bench in Ellicott City, MD.
Clear, amber with small white head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of pine and citric hops with caramel malt.
Nicely balanced taste of pine, orange, grapefruit, apricot and sweet caramel malt.
Medium/full body and medium carbonation with a velvety, foamy mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
aracauna (2874) - Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Really false advertising. This doesnít taste at all like an IPA brewed with later yeast. It just tastes like a watery amber later.