Travlr (12278) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Churchkey. Bright golden color, big bubble white head. Aroma of black pepper and straw. Taste is peppery lager.
Tmoney99 (10809) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a dark clear copper color with an average to large frothy white head that was mostly lasting and produced excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy hops, malt and small alcohol aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid brew and very good for style.
hopdog (9018) - 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.
Sammy (8725) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nicely hopped up IPL. A great idea, be more summery if a bit less abv. A big foamy head on light orange body. Expiry date a month away. Slightly dry finish. Orange citrus and vey good drinkability.
Dogbrick (8237) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Catís Eye Saloon as part of Ohio Brew Week. Pours a clear bright copper color with a medium white head that diminishes gradually to an outer ring. Sticky patches of lacing on the glass. The aroma is citrusy with hops and malt behind it. Medium-bodied with flavors with flavors of zesty citrus, hops and roast malt. The finish is mildly bitter with an herbal hops aftertaste. Above average overall.
DocLock (7913) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Caponeís. Pours gold with off-white head. Nose is pale malt, hops. Tastes crisp, pale malty, hoppy, smooth, with well hidden alcohol.
crossovert (7565) - Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a frothy/foamy off-white head. Smell is candied citrus, slight dank, and pale malt. The flavor is slightly acidic. It has a sharp but medium-low bitterness. Bready malt backing, slight tropical fruit, lots of lemon and citrus. Interesting choice of beer styles for their 25th as this is a style that is booming right now.
Ughsmash (7154) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured a lovely shade of medium orange with a sticky, creamy off-white head. The aroma picked up very fresh, very green pine and grapefruit hoppage over soft bread and lesser biscuity notes.. quite nice. The flavor found bitter and tangy grapefruit zest and pine resin over bread and pale malt.. picked up nice peppery character on the fairly long, bitter finish. Medium-bodied with full-ish carbonation on the palate.. aggressive use of the hops, but it worked.. very good brew!
phaleslu (6607) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from Dutchís. Pours a clear orange-hued gold with two inches of frothy off-white head that settles unevenly and leaves a ton of lace streaks and spots. Aroma of sweet and biscuity malts, grassy and floral hops, citrus peel, and a bit of a spicy kick. Surprisingly clean. Flavor of sweet malts, tangerine, floral notes, grass, and resin. Light-medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a juicy then dry mouthfeel. Some bitterness late. I normally donít go for the strong lagers but this isnít bad. Must be the Dortmunder Gold influence.
DrSilverworm (6572) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2013 12oz bottle. Enjoy by: 8/31/13. Clear orange color. Thin off-white head. Leaves a few bits of lace. Seems as if IPL is the trendy style de jour.. Recent examples Iíve tried were nearly indistinguishable from a regular IPA . Thatís not really the case with this Silver & Gold, however, this couldnít pass as an IPA (but maybe itís not trying to). Itís much more malty, bit of english fruity malts, some caramel malts, lightly toasty. Malt profile is interesting here. Hops are also pretty pronounced, but itís not your typical IPA-style hop profile. Some pine, but the hops offer more bitter taste than aroma, for me. Taste is moderate to stronger bitter, little to no sweet. Light spicy bite. Medium to bigger body. Light to moderate carbonation, more crisp, lightly dry in the finish. I wouldnít call this an IPL. But itís a solid, bitter hoppy example of an imperial pils. 7/3/6/3/13
Re-rate, 7/12/13: On tap, freshly tapped keg. Pour is a mostly hazy orange color, with a good thin white head, leaves good row of lace. Citrusy hops, pine, orange, some underlying lagery breadiness. Nice bitter taste, light sweet. Bigger body, light, smooth carbonation. Light stickiness in the finish. Good, but not something Iíd choose over a standard IPA, and not my favorite example of IPL.