Tmoney99 (13338) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by metmayhem.
Poured clear pale color with a large frothy white head that was lasting and produced good lacing. Good moderate grass hop and sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate sweet flavor with with a moderate sweet finish of moderate duration.
Nice drinkable beer.
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12oz bottle) Small white head atop crystal clear straw body. Aroma is medium sweet, straw/grass, orange/floral, some peach, dough, lemon. Taste is moderately sweet, floral/orange, spicy/straw, some peach, lemon, dough/bread, some alcohol. Some medium body, light alcohol acidity but otherwise fairly smooth.
Lubiere (12769) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A golden pilsner with a thick frothy white head. In aroma, citrusy hops aroma with light lemon peels, and nice crisp malt and herbal notes. In mouth, crisp malt, loads of Saaz hops, a real pils on hormones. Medium bodied, alcohol warmth in finale. Bottle from Federal Wine and Liquors, Boston, tasted with Mateo in Bogota, Colombia, July 12, 2009.
Drake (11576) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle courtesy of LooseCannon. Thanks! Pours a clear golden color with a medium head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma is very bready with some grassy notes and a peppery finish. Taste is very bread again with lots of peppery spice notes, caramel and some apple and peach notes poking through. Very strong piney hops throughout. Alcohol adds a bit of a medicinal quality to this.
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capones. Poured a medium and clear yellow/goden color wtih a smaller sized white head. Aromas of floral hops, pine, grains, and bready. Tastes of grains, floral hops, grassy, and had a honey sweetness to it too. Light alcohol in the finish (but not 9%). Some lacing left on the glass.
Sammy (11069) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A different DIPA that hits you with Saaz hop bitterness up front. Dangerously drinkable, spearmint leaf. ABove average aroma and mouthfeel.
DocLock (9866) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep gold with 3-finger white head. Nose is pale malt, hops, sour fruit. Tastes rich, a bit cloying at first, very malty, with peach, apricot, and hops. Tannic, not tart enough for this style, and a bit too cloying for me. Also gets very hot and astringent late.
djd07 (9730) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at flying saucer. Pours a clear golden with a large frothy white head that leaves behind good sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is caramel malt and bubblegum. Medium mouthfeel with a bitter floral hop taste and nice bitter finish. Alcohol present but not overpowering. A very good strong lager from harpoon.
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear yellow with a large white head. Light citrus, hot grain, and a bit of yeast. Smooth and sweet, and very thick, and while the abv is hidden, you’re still quite aware it’s there. Finishes with a nice lemony citrus note, but still more graininess.
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at PilsnerPeter’s Spring Gathering. Pale golden beer. Aroma is lightly zesty with a distinct prickly alcoholic back note. Light crackery malts, but there is a touch of stickier pale malt as well. Soft bitterness with a lingering cotton candy sweetness. Pretty nice.