jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a nice golden amber, but the head was far thicker than I expected.
Pleasant aroma of grapefruit and pine with some spice and caramel. Not as much bitter as the aroma suggested. A little sweetness. Hops and caramel.
slowrunner77 (7854) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"Almost a hybrid imperial pilsner/ipa in taste and aroma. not bad at all. leaves a long lasting grassy and spicy hop bitterness and while you can tell itís a lager, itís all about the hops here. "
RhetoricalAns (666) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Orange amber pour, nice tall white head that lasts and leaves a good amount of lacing. Aroma is bread, some pine and floral hops. Nice hoppy taste with a good bitterness.
Bulk_Carrier (3009) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JUN 22, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This was poured into a pilsener glass.
The appearance was a nice looking clear bronzed amber color with a super nice looking three finger sustaining head that does end up dissipating at a decently slow rate. There is some light foamy lacing gracing the sides of the glass.
The smell has a nice authentic toasted caramel maltiness overtop of some super light bittering hops.
The taste was mainly sweet through the malts. I really didnít get any sweetness from the hops. Thereís a slight dry malty sweet finish. Donít ask about the aftertaste, there isnít any.
On the palate, this one sits about a light to medium in body with a fairly decent sessionable aspect rolling over my tongue. The carbonation is pretty light.
Overall, this is a decent Double/Imperial Pilsener. Iíd seek others before this one as its not bad, its just not great.
kathouse (1368) - Nevada, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good head retention from the white foam. Medium orange in color.This beer is an anomaly. Grainy malt textures are tripped up by mixed bitterness. Mainly citrus but also typical pine and cattiness from the American hops.
GarrettB (1278) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
August 19th, 2012 - Blind tastings, or tasting without reference to the brewing process can be a helpful exercise to develop oneís palate. But I donít think I would have ever guessed (without Ratebeerís assistance) that this is an IPA brewed with lager yeast...which I suspect makes this an India Pale Lager. At any rate, itís a solid brew, with a lot of newish, refreshing flavors in a little bottle. The beer is a bit cloudier than I would have expected, with meandering particulates that I could almost make out with the naked eye, all drifting in a thick, glazed carrot colored broth. Like the thickness of the beer, the nose is crowded with good smells: apricot, mandarin orange, snap dragons and other flowers, making a wonderful Spring style bouquet. In contrast, the flavor is spicy, featuring lots of orange, gin and juniper, though it never becomes so dry that the drinker craves a spoonful of sugar or jam. Nor does the booziness become a problem. Everything is in a healthy balance, which comes as a little bit of a surprise, considering the discordance between the yeast and the style. Still, this is an easy beer to swallow, and definitely deserves an encore.
howlinwlf (26) - Ronkonkoma, New York, USA - APR 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured large bottle into a imperial pint glass. The bottle says itís a "IPA style brewed withe Lager Yeast. I think this a phenomenal IPA. Great color, frothy head all the way to bottom of the glass. Forget silly stuff like hints of pine and grass, this brew has a solid hops flavor though and though. Sturdy is the word. BRAVO!
DruncanVeasey (7854) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big bottle from Fairway Market. Diaphanous blonde with a loose-heaped foam lacing ornately. Orange rind, honey, shrub, Lipsyl, bath foam, dried apricot and pine in a distinctly European- accented nose. Soft marmalade and pine hop notes; honey on white toast and crackers; apricot flavours. Hints of dried herbs and peach. Reminds me of very nice beer of Rodos, aromatised with rosemary. Rounded and mellow with generous bitterness in the finish.
AgentAle (1236) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: smells of yeast and floral hops
Taste : quite hoppy right off bat and pairs well with some roasty malt flavor with hints of caramel
Appearance :clear gold body with lace white head thst retains well
cleverlobo (319) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle; clear orange beer with large beige head; hay, resin, citrus, very bitter and mildly sweet. very good
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a fairly clear gold with medium - large bright white head which slowly settles and leaves good lace up the glass. Aroma is pale malts, dough, and floral. Taste is a bit of a harsh(though far from un-drinkable) hop bitterness; a mix between citrus(grapefruit) and metallic, sweet caramel and faint alcohol(until a minute ago I didnít realize this is a 7.2 abv beer). I donít mind this beer itís crisp and bitter, though I think with a lager yeast it brings out some of the harshness of the hops though that could just be that there are 8 different hops which likely also contributes to the hard to distinguish hop characteristics/harshness. Interesting style though I think less hop varieties might work out better.