JoeMcPhee (9051) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale straw colour. The nose is really bright and juicy. There is a bit
of a soft fruitiness and a touch of kiwi and light fruit. A touch of
noble character especially as it warms. There is a little bit of
lingering juicy hop aroma. Pretty solid brew.
kevinsenn (1672) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Nor’East Beer Garden, Provincetown. Aroma is a perfect 10: an explosion of tropical hops. Delicious sweet double IPA taste with massive tropical and citrus fruit taste, and a bitter finish. No hint of any lager yeast; apparently its masked with the load of hops. Awesome.
zvsn (1287) - ISRAEL - MAY 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks DSG. Clear orange. Aroma of fruity and floral hops, a bit stale. Taste of sweetish malt, citrus, grass, green fruits and grains. Medium bodied, dry and easy drinking. Nice.
rayaron (1060) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAY 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin, Tel Aviv. Thanks DSG. Clear light yellow with medium bubbly off-white head. The aroma has sweet maltiness, hoppy, some citrus and some tropical fruits. There is nice hoppy bitterness in the flavor, notes of citrus (lemon, orange), grassy, some maltiness, notes of tropical fruits, doesn’t feel like 8% abv. Moderate carbonation, medium-bodied. Very nice and easy to drink.
DSG (9563) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Clear golden. Decent hoppy aroma, citric and floral. Flavor of citric hops, quite dry, with a bit of malt sweetness and nice bitterness. Medium-bodied. Could be fresher but still pleasant.
Koelschtrinker (14604) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hopfiger, etwas erhöht karbonisierter Antrunk. Geringe Süße, konstante Hopfigkeit. Schwerfällig, etwas malzig. Vollmundig hopfiger Nachgeschmack. 11/10/7/10/11/11
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[ As Jack’s Abby Mass Rising ].
Clear light medium yellow color with a large to huge, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, fruity malt, grain, pale malt, moderate hoppy, grass, fruity hops. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, fruity hops, fruity malt, grassy hops. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. 
ClarkVV (4852) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottles from debut onwards, most recently Winter ’14-’15
Deep amber body is topped by a small white head, high clarity.
Fruity and citric nose has light touches of tropical fruits but is mostly full of various grapefruit notes as well as some softer floral notes on the edgges. Malt is dry, not crystal-like, thankfully and add a touch of sourdough bread to the equation. Very little sweetness. Not as much heavy pine as the ABCS but the citric notes are very heavy and only somewhat broken up by the lighter, more playful tropical fruit notes. Alcohol is well-concealed, but some light vapors do emerge with warming.
Bitter and dry, it immediately goes to work on the palate, though light caramel-like sweetness does both soften the palate and attempt to balance. It never balances out for me, especially as it warms and breathes, becoming ever more citric and heavily acidic. There are some very lovely floral and fruity notes here, but they’re heavily drowned out by all of the aggressiveness. Again, these lagers are intentionally extremely hopped and that’s fine, just not my thing. I could do one of these as a sipper, but I’ll just never understand why you’d drink something so fatiguing like this, when you could just drink an IPA with the same amount of flavor and aroma but without all of this obnoxious bitterness/acidity.
solidfunk (6482) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very hoppy head. Some citrus and lots of pine. Medium bitter finish. Golden pour with OK head. Good body and good balance. Tap at Bierstube.
kevd193213 (946) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Slightly opaque yellow golden pour with a medium off white head. Aroma of crackers, grass, hops and faint vanilla. Medium body, very refreshing with a slight bitter but clean finish.