Metallion66 (104) - - DEC 3, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Admittedly I donít very often care for any kind of lagers. The taste just simply isnít 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!
mmmbeer (1365) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. can poured into shaker- I know, the beerbitches here will proclaim,"Heís drinking ANOTHER pale lager... ugh!" accompanied by acting that as worse as porn, but, frankly, they can suck me raw like sushi, and call me Obama while they do it. Poured a transparent, with an ever so tint of murkiness to it darkened yellow color. Two finger white foamy head became a one finger white foamy head in the time I thought about, and wrote this- impressive! Aroma of grass, hops, and light grain- not too shabby! Hits the mouth with a light body, malt is encased in an almost candi sugar sweetness but the malt can still be found (the farmboy says just a touch of rye is present, am I right?), middle is very impressive- it doesnít start to fade away, in fact, it becomes stronger, finish is brisk, firm, and slightly acidic from the hops. To be honest, the first thing that popped in my mind while tasting this was the 1980ís version of Strohís (MI brew- nevermind Texughtuckys) - firm pale brew, yet slightly acidic, and it refused to turn to water throughout the entire six pack! And trust me, thatís not a bad thing. Not a bad thing at all...Twirl your finger in the air. You know what that means? HOME RUN! Great job Hops & Grain, you have the competition beat for a summer beer.
degbert (1520) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours a perfect gold-amber with a very slight chill haze. Head is creamy white with large bubbles and lacy foam. The nose is floral, resinous, and citrus, a very pleasant balance. A touch of stone fruit sweetness on the front of the mouth opens up into balanced bitterness and malty sweetness. Finishes long and slightly acidic, with a very clean fruity bite. Damn, thatís good.
lb4lb (2581) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell is perfumy hops. Fruity and bright. Taste is smooth and refreshing and hoppy but only lightly bittered. Still hoppy for the style. Easy drinking and flavorful. Very good.
TXBadger (2230) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice clear amber color with white head. Some nice hop notes on the nose, pine and citrus with just a little caramel malt; follows onto the palate. A very easy drinking beer, and just delicious.
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have to side with the majority on this one--itís pretty awesome for the style, i have a lot of respect for this beer, diving into an often-maligned and under appreciated style and looking for gold...they found it! Tons of taste, not too bitter, not sweet, just right for a refreshing little pale lager!
JStax (4299) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce can thanks to Errl. Pours a semi-hazy copper color with a fluffy, bubbly white head of foam. Good retention. Aroma is grassy and citrusy, a lot like cascade and citra was used. Taste is a subtle fruity bitterness with a sweetness that picks up about mid palate and rides through to a juicy finish. This is unlike any pale lager Iíve ever had, and it is very good.
Leighton (16281) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can in the limo van on the way to JFK. Big thanks to the Sandman. Pours clear, yellow-gold with a foamy white head. The nose has some biscuits, hay, grain, faint citrus, bread crust. Great flavor, super well balanced, with some further bread and biscuits, sourdough, cereal, slight lemon rind, light bitter straw. Light in body with average carbonation. Nicely balanced finish with a touch of tangerine meringue, cereal, more biscuits. Delicious beer. So quaffable.
tomer (2523) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - NOV 1, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can, small bubbly head, slightly pale and a bit hazy orange color, herbal hoppy aroma with some citrus, hint of light bready maltiness, quite subtle, herbal hops flavor, empathic bitterness, mild maltiness behind it. lingering bitter aftertaste. Excellent hoppy lager, textbook stuff.
superspak (3976) - Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Got in a trade with Cyde. 12 ounce can into lager glass; no canning date, but should be pretty fresh. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a 1 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tangerine, lemon zest, peach, mango, pineapple, floral, grass, bread, light caramel, and floral/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity and balance of hop, malt, and yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of tangerine, grapefruit, lemon zest, peach, mango, pineapple, bread, light caramel, floral, grass, and floral/yeast earthiness. Light floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pineapple, peach, mango, bread, light caramel, floral, grass, and floral earthiness on finish. Very nice complexity of citrus/tropical hop flavors with balanced malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and lightly crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice hoppy pale lager style. Nice complexity and balance of hop and malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.