ThisWangsChung (826) - 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.
dagimp (766) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not sure why RB didnít save my rating for this one, but here goes again. Pours a generic yellow/gold with sticky white head and lots of lacing. Aroma is of hops and grass. Mouthfeel is moderate to sticky. Taste is very, very smooth. Deceptively so. I could probably drink a few of these and not feel it until too late. Hops are very present but melded in well. Not bitter at all. Mild alcohol is present. Really good beer. GL didnít try to overdo it with the abv and mess it up like so many other IPLs.
aumentm (183) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Award winning beer that came out of the gates on day one. So complex and smooth. Exceptional mix of hops and malt to create this depth. Refreshing.
Darkmagus82 (1897) - - OCT 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Transfer from BA review on 11-28-13-
Poured from growler into a pint glass
Appearance Ė The beer pours a clear golden color with a one finger of foamy white head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell Ė The aroma is heaviest a bready and sweet smell of a caramel and fruity nature. Along with these aromas are some nice grapefruit and grassy hops as well as a little bit of a hay like and yeasty smell.
Taste Ė The taste begins with a sweet and bready taste with flavors of a smooth biscuit taste mixed with a caramel and light fruitiness along with a rather strong yeasty tastes. Upfront there is a little bit of a hop taste as well being mostly of a grapefruit taste, but having hints of a floral taste as well. As the flavor advances more light hop flavors come to the tongue with some more citrus hops as well as a bit of a grassy flavor as well. At this time some grainy flavors also come to the tongue mixing with the rest to take the flavor to its end. Right at the end a very faint alcohol taste also joins the taste, leaving a rather pleasant, still rather crisp and quite flavorful flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel ĖThe body of the beer is on the medium side in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a bit of a crispness and a carbonation level that is on the average side. Overall of the 7.t % strength of the brew the moderate body was quite appropriate as opposed to a thinner body more traditionally found with a lager. Overall with the crispness and moderate carbonation the feel was rather nice.
Overall Ė A rather tasty and quite easy drinking brew. A rather nicely, moderately, hopped brew that maintains a still crisp lager taste. A very nice drinker.
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass. The label lists the abv at 7.5% and there is a short description of the beer.
Appearance: It has a golden honey amber color with a slight haze. This is with a small creamy off white head. The head has good retention as a keeps a thin lacy covering all the way to the finish.
Smell: The aroma is mostly about its hops. There are earthy notes as well as piney and leafy hop notes with a touch of pineapple like notes as well.
Taste / Palate: The taste is the same with a smooth feel and mild bitterness in the finish.
troyc (2776) - Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Tap] Pours a bright golden color with a rocky white head to it. Grapefruit/hoppy nose. Grainy malts, grass and lighter bready caramel flavors. Average body, but the higher ABV is well diguised even though the beer is on the lighter side. Tasting notes from 1/2014.
Hartung32 (248) - Indiana, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really interesting beer. It tastes like a Dortmunder Gold mixed with their Commodore Perry IPA. I love both those beers, but I like my lager to taste like a lager and my IPA to taste like an IPA. That being said, this is an exceptionally made beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
arminjewell (7030) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, reddish pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, biscuit, bread, hints of spice, yeast, slight floral notes into a bit of orange. Taste is a mix of caramel, biscuit, bread, hints of earth, spice, grass, slight floral notes, finishing fairly bitter, dry.
cheap (4350) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2013
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Big thanks to my friend AT for this brew. Looks like a hefty lager fer sure, even a little viscous. Dull volatile thud greets the olfactory. This stuff is just as worse as a double ipa from the first taste. IPA WTF. Now IPA is infiltrating lager territory, happy bullshit. Imperial IPA fer sure this is. This is an insult to the lager lover. WEW. Oily alky happy mouthcoating bullshit. If you want an IPA double, drink it, why make lagers that taste like IPA?
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear amber with a very large head. Aroma is skunked and hoppily noble with some funk and pale malts. Taste is noble and boring with pale malts, a touch of skunk and a mild bitter finish. Lipstick on a pigÖ
chucklemation (626) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper colored with a foamy white head. Smells of sweet honey and has a bitter/hoppy grapefruit flavor.