Gription79 (2794) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 500 ml bottle. My his what a wonderful aroma. Citrusy, floral, grassy, the nose is all hops. The flavor is filled with hoppy goodness, a little vegetal, some soft malt character. A very easy drinking, hoppy lager.
ARH (1112) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet honey notes come through on the nose. The beer is a straw pale with very little head. The taste is mild, but balanced, with honey, bread and a light herbal grit at the finish. Goes down smooth and clean.
Gluepot (391) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pillowy well laced head on a golden straw body. A massive citrus and tropical fruit nose is a hit. The hops are there in force in the taste profile - grapefruit, kiwi, orange and melon are all fresh and refreshing. A very drinkable bitterness that is not astringent or difficult to take. A solid medium body and carbonation, and the lager yeast, help give it a smooth, enjoyable mouth feel. The malt is appropriately sweet but understated.
Ferris (12101) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Nice fresh leafy hops. Clear gold with a rich white head. Nice leafy fresh hoppy notes and a clean bitter finish. Solid.
ladnewton (1762) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at As Is NYC on 7th July 2016. Cloudy amber with thick creamy head soon becoming shallow but affording full lacing. Rich hoppy aroma with pungency and tanginess. Powerful grassy, citric liquid pass, whilst the finish is slightly nutty, with tangerine and grapefruit but short-lived. Full-bodied with a zingy mouthfeel.
ben4321 (5550) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at Beer Culture. Mostly clear orange with spotty lacing. Citrus and citrus rind. Some maltiness comes through and provides a strong backbone. Mid dry close.
Frank (3952) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I am not digging the hop character in this one. It is an onion bomb. It’s nice looking though, cloudy orange w/ a long lasting head. Aside from onion, I get some woody pine notes and some borderline harsh earthy bitterness in the finish. There is a very slight touch of simple sweet malt in the background but this is very much a hop centered brew. It’s medium to full bodied, just a hair on the heavy side, w/ fairly vigorous carbonation. Aside from this tastes like onions, it’s pretty well made, I guess.
polo_marco (297) - milton, Vermont, USA - JUN 8, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tropical hop aroma along with some floral malt scents in the backdrop. Nice lovely golden color with almost no head. A lovely bouquet floral like malt taste. Nice juicy hop flavor coming out from the middle to the end. Nice smooth finish with a bit of a bite. Medium body what a delectable Crisp carbonation. My favorite IPL for sure. Nice brew!
GregNC (79) - - JUN 4, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 33cl. Color : cloudy yellow with low white head. Nose : mainly citrus. Aromas : citrus, malt and sour ale. Medium bitterness, low texture and carbonation.
Ernest (7242) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Federal Taphouse, Harrisburg PA.
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting.
Body is medium to dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit, kumquat).
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately to heavily bitter.
Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Not much in the nose other than the strong raw hops, but it’s not unpleasant. Good flavor balance and mouthfeel, though, and the head lasts well so it’s mostly enjoyable overall.
Ttheilen (528) - USA - MAY 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.