DrnkMcDermott (2810) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle bought in March 2011 (price check: $9 at Famous Liquors, Lombard). It’s time! Pours at first like any other macro pale lager. Once the foam starts to settle, I can see the golden beer color is just a little hazy, Head pours pretty puffy over the rim of my narrow pilsener glass. Smell starts off with some citrusy hops, in fact, lime was the first thing I thought of, but sucking on the foam offers some Saaz as well. Finally getting into the beer itself, and I’m just saying what the hell. Malt is nice and thick, and surely all barley malt. Unabashedly teeming with alcohol. Hops have pretty much mellowed down in the palate, but when malts are this strong, I just think of a strong IPA that matches. I would like to have compared this to the Red White & Blue Malt Liquor, but I recall the other just tasted like strong beer. This is an imperially beastly brew indeed.
abergdahl (51) - SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fresh and hoppy aroma with some citrus/fruit hints. A bit hazy light orange, very nice top, white foamy... Perfect
Taste is also fresh, I feel a strong taste of passion fruit, refreshing.
The palete is medium body with a soft carbonation and an almost oily texture. The finish is long and fresh with a hint of Long Island ice tea.. Sort of.. Sweet but with enough alcohol and bitterness to create a nice refreshing balance....
Like it a lot
Lilja (1690) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smak och doft av humle, jäst, citrus med toner av citron, gräs, persika och ananas. Lagom sötma, bra beska, en aning torr och sträv. God kombination.
fdemmer (13) - - OCT 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
little smell, stronger taste. hardly foam but nice carbon. when a Pils falls in love with california pale ale. bitter (citrus), sweet (maple syrup? 7.5%!), refreshing.
slowrunner77 (5983) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
"wonderful aroma...pushing a 9...pils malt, generous hops...great balance. cloudy yellow/gold with fluffy tan head. flavor sweet and bitter, crisp, satisfying. gotta get another boulevard to have a head to head, but one of the best pils lagers i’ve had. oddly hoppier in aroma, and maybe in flavor, than atleast 1 DFH ipa."
geologyguy (711) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
smell has a grape undertone to it that is slightly sweet and good....taste is more bitter than it smells...hops smooth out a bit as you drink...just barely qualifies as a good beer....
generallee08 (714) - New York, USA - SEP 23, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
It has a light hazy with a nice golden hue and a tall rocky head to top it off. (The last glass has a much heavier haze.)The head has excellent retention and it clings to the glass leaving lots of thick chunky lacing behind. This is lovely and full of fruity pale and biscuity sweetness with juicy hops. Notes of pineapple, peach and floral/citrusy hops fill the nose. To start with I must say that there was less hop bitterness than I was expecting from the continually-hopped beer. What was there was in very good balance. As with the aroma I picked up nice tropical fruit notes on sweet pale biscuity base, complemented with citrusy hops. The finish is fruity and balanced with pleasant hop bitterness. On the palate it has a firm medium feel with nice lively and balanced carbonation.
HourGlass13 (76) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is more like a pilsner, than anything. Pours a somewhat cloudy golden color. Aroma was typical pilsner malt with some spice and hop notes. Taste was on the bitter side, but refreshing, with a good balance of malt and hops. There was a hint of lemon. Emphasis was on the noble hops rather than west coast hops. Full-bodied strong mouthfeel and a grainy texture. Still very drinkable, and very good.
kaser (2817) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Foggy orange yellow pour from 22oz bottle. Weird taste. Good though. Graham cracker and earthy wheat taste. Sweet grassy aroma. Had at lake. Not bad
MaBeer1972 (1344) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Pioppi’s. Pours out a hazy light lemony color. Big white head that settles to a thick lace. Aroma and flavor is on the strong, sweet side. Some hopping. Too sweet in the middle. Lingering bitterness.
junon (420) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My first dogfish head. Not entirely impressed or dissapointed. Underwhelmed? Possibly. Everything was a little better than okay. I guess expectations were too high.