gsmitty80 (1803) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice IPL. They dont label it as a pisener but i think that is the the better description as it it is on this site. Somewhat flat with a bit of lacing. Good bitter hop flavors and stickiness on the palate.
hopdog (8952) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a clear golden color with a smaller sized head. Aromas of grass, hay, grains, and some citrus. Tastes of grass, some bread, and citrus. A lighter honey sweetness in the finish.
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
10 oz into a tulip at Capital Ale House in Fredericksburg, VA. From notes.
A: Pours a clear copper color. While there isnít much head at all - only a half finger of off-white colored head, if that - it tries its damnedest to retain itself well. Surprisingly plentiful lacing is left down the glass.
S: Not much here, sadly. Some grassy hops, a touch of fruitiness, and maybe some caramel malts. Devoid of flaws, but unimpressive.
T: This starts off with a huge wave of grassy, spicy hop bitterness. Afterwards, it transitions into an almost fruit punch-like sweetness. A slight hop bite returns to dry the finish up somewhat. Iím really loving the fruitiness (seemingly typical of their lagers), a shame itís overly bitter at times.
M: Itís about 5% heavier than I like my lagers, but like I said, dries out on the finish quite nicely. Carbonation is medium-high.
O: If it werenít so bitter, it might be among the better lagers Iíve ever had. As it stands, itís still a good hoppy lager, but bring your bitter tooth.
estover (55) - Valencia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not as hoppy as you would think but it is malty. Thick mouthfeel and long lasting finish. Clear color and a nice 2 finger head that laced its way down the glass.
carlb (107) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep golden, brilliant pour with 1.5 inch creamy, off-white head. The initial nose suggests citrus, malt, and biscuits. Rich palate with medium-full body and extended hop and malt notes. Floral hops and a slight hint of soapiness. Modest carbonation. The head has settled to 1/8 inch, leaving beautiful Belgian lace. Well balanced malt and hops on the palate - some spiciness. The ABV is not noticeable. Fresh.
milewide (1515) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fine malts gives this beer a slightly sweet flavor and rich mouth feel. Hops are more average. Clear amber color with modest head.
pineypower (2516) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Roger Wilco. Pours out a nice clear orangy/golden color with a white head. Aroma is of wet grass, honey, over-ripe fruit and wet bread. Taste is sweet, bready malts, floral/grassy hops, honey, light sweetness and a touch of alcohol on the finish.
chalicemaster (109) - Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ehhh...this doesnít work. The distinct lack of hop bitterness really impacts the flavors, and whatís left is a slightly odd smelling and tasting ale that is an interesting idea, but fails in execution. Truthfully, it reveals its fruity nature as you drink more, but itís a confusing blend of styles that isnít worth the money.
Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - SEP 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This stuff surprised me. I was expected something really dry and grassy, but it has a nice juicy ipa feel to it. The abv comes through, but in a good way i think, it gives a full body. Strawberry, hay, peach, pine and grapefruit with a really pleasant bite at the end. I would buy a lot of this if it were cheaper, its good but not 4 dollars a bottle good...
swoopjones (5927) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at Coles, pale yellow pour, medium body. straw, noble bitterness, grassy. sweet malts. very drinkable. good mouthfeel. Nicely done