jackl (6101) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can via trade. Cheers, Jason! The pour’s light gold with a modest white head. Biscuity malt nose. Some lemon cake and citrus zest. Nice grassy hoppiness elevates this above the usual boring pale lager nose. Similarly deft, grassy bitterness. Creamy light malty sweetness. Crisp, active carbonation. Overall, very good for what it is.
Bulk_Carrier (3013) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Received in trade. Reviewed from notes.
The appearance had a hazy golden yellow color with a decent transparency to it, enough to see a soft ever so small carbonation rising at a moderate pace, white foamy head rises just a bit and falls adequately like a normal American Pale Lager. The llacing is sporadic and kinda all over the place.
The smell had crisp grains, light corn, slightly spicy and has what seems to be some lemon zest (I think).
The taste was at first bitter but lends a slightly sweet side to try to come out. There isn’t any aftertaste and it has a dry crisp finish.
On the palate, it sits about a light on the body and is pretty sessionable. Carbonation is good for an American Pale Lager and for me as there’s a nice crisp texture rolling about my mouth and tongue.
Overall, hey, what a nice American Pale Lager and in cans. Holy cow, I only poured it out for a proper review, but honestly, next time if there ever is, well I wouldn’t mind having this fishing and right outa the can.
deyholla (8864) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the 2014 Untapped festival in Fort Worth. Pours a hazy pale gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has lots of pine with a good amount of grass and a sweet grain backing. Flavor has notes of grass and pine with some grass and a touch of sweetness.
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light hazy yellow with a white frothy head. Aroma of citrus, a bit of stone fruits, and light hay. Flavor is sweet with a hoppy grapefruit bite. Overall a delicious beer.
devman171 (1222) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pale yellow with nice carb. Aroma is really fruity and citrus hops, taste is fairly bitter with a light body, nice pale lager
suprchunk (2734) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy light golden straw colored pour. Medium sized white head. Some lacing left behind. A grainy lemon aroma. Taste is a bland malt. Kind of husky tasting. Finish is a bit bitter.
jcartamdg (2573) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours bright gold with a thin white head. Aroma of citrusy hops, lager yeast, biscuit and pineapples. Taste is slightly bitter yet, sweet with lager biscuit notes. Smooth and drinkable, citrus and tropical fruit. Not bad
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2014 Can: very muddled rustic amber color with a nice sized, chunky off white head that lasts forever as a mild skin & collar. Aroma is mildly spicy hops, grain, some lightly baked bread, a faint bit of citrus/lemon, yeast, & faint metallic notes. Taste has lots of lightly sweet cereal grains & baked bread, good amount of lemon-lime, orange rind, fresh grapefruit flesh, slight musty & leafy hop notes with a spicy, almost Saaz-like character. Finish of mild lemon & orange, bready grains, & musty hops. Very nice lager... Could crush this.
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can: Straw, a little dusty/dirty, and fiery, thin white frothy head, spotty lacing. Very soft and sweet straw/hay, a touch doughy, smidgen of breadiness. Soft mealy and bready start, hay and straw on the backside. Heavier than most Pale Lagers, and less grassy. Fairly clean. Body and mouthfeel are moderate. Perhaps a touch chewy. Sweet hay and straw on the finish. Not a fan of Pale Lagers, but this was pretty clean and a touch bigger than most. Thanks Bill!
Metallion66 (104) - - DEC 3, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Admittedly I don’t very often care for any kind of lagers. The taste just simply isn’t my thing. So that being said, keep that in mind. However, I think this is a ridiculously good beer. Way more worthy than the over all score currently.
Beautiful hoppy aroma, but definitely not over the top. Crisp, Refreshing, but not bitter. I could see myself drinking the hell out of this during the hot summers.
Great Job H&G!