Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - APR 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Sierra Nevada Celebration pint glass.
The color is a yellow gold with a small amount of haze and a finger of foamy white head with little lacing on the glass.
The smell is hoppy but not knock you over hoppy as a orange aroma comes out to greet you. Along with some hop aroma there is some sweet pilsner malts that has a bit of a biscuit aroma.
The taste is hoppy and gives a bit of bitterness with orange rind and earthy, leafy greens. There is a touch of tangerine, passion fruit and even some lemon-like flavor for a moment. The malts then steer into more biscuit flavor and some saltine flavor is there before bitterness is rained down over the back-end.
The feel of this beer is light and is quit drinkable. This is really smooth with ever the smallest bump in the road of bitterness. This makes a good early spring beer.
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. 12 oz. Courtesy of the Dad. Pours raw honey golden with a fat, fluffy white head. Aroma is apple skin, pear skin, honey, and champagne yeast. Taste is astringent, clean hop resin with a bit of apple sweetness in the finish. Light and clean on the tongue. Very good.
crazyvin (1963) - New York, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A clear copper color with a nice white head. A slight presence of carbonation. Aroma was of mild toasted malts and a light sense of sweetness. Hops were a mix of floral and citrus. Flavor was
Mildly sweet initially. Floral hops came through and the citrus hops were mostly in the finish. Easy to drink.
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malrubius (1763) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Brewtopia. Golden honey color with dense lasting head and full lace. Medium delicate lemony grassy pastry aroma. Dry tropical fruity sweetness with assertive citrus rind and herbal bitter dry finish. Light and lively. Hard to believe it’s a lager. Hard to put down. Excellent.
BMMillsy (1430) - Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle as an extra in trade. Thanks! Pours hazy golden colored with a one finger white head. Aroma is grassy hops, tropical fruit, lager yeast sweet aromas. Flavor is sweet tropical fruits, pineapples, grapefruits, mango, some honey sweetness, lightly crisp grassy pine, but not particularly bitter. Smooth body, medium plus heaviness especially for the style, with medium plus carbonation. Crisp finish and easy drinking. Very nice.
RichardW (1528) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled from Coppers Newcastle. Hazy orange pour, with a chalky and caramel aroma. The caramel dominates the tongue, making it cloying. It tastes unbalanced and a little rough. Sweet alcoholic finish.
CacheManyHose (198) - HONG KONG - SEP 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Bottle Shop. Pours an almost-clear bright light orange with watery white head. Smells of dry bitter piney hop, wet crisp malt, bit of cinnamon pepper spice. Tastes (as advertised) like a hoppy lager - quite bitter but crisp. Taste doesn’t last long. Body is thin in a way that complements a lager - the spiciness also prevents it from feeling thin. Good and is nicely very bitter though the taste is a little boring (almost seems a waste of hop). Solid beer though.
HKdIPA (256) - HONG KONG - SEP 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bottle Shop at home. Translucent light amber. Minimal head. Aroma is very yeasty with strong grassy hops. Taste is bready like a sourdough with very strong hops for a lighter lager - bitter and grassy with pine. Crisp finish which is really nice. Very balanced. Only flaw would be the slightly one note hops flavor. Much better than the Sam Adams Double Agent IPL which is also good but not as hoppy. Would definitely get again.
tania_nexust (196) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Euston Tap. Pours a nice rich gold with medium carbonation. Lovely rich heavy hop aroma. Flavour is less hoppy, more lagery notes - which I don’t particularly care for but I’m sure this is a grand example of a hoppy lager style. Great for the aroma and no doubt a well made beer but I probably wouldn’t have another (unless it was on draught, at source, and cheaper!).
rjplumer (405) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super citrus hop aroma blast with just as bitter start on the tongue to match. Mellow yellow amber color with a thin head. Very enjoyable.
SG111 (147) - - SEP 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours a brilliant hazy orange color. Aroma is big orange, citrus, hop forward , slight maltiness in the back. Flavor is orange and hops up front, with a fair amount of maltiness, sweetness and breadiness. Mouthfeel is big carbonation. Very noticeable carbonation here. Not as good as their Hopstitution XL but it’s no slouch.