Cubatobaco (7) - Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Received this in a trade and so this my first one. What a phenomenal double pale lager! Very bitter at 100 IBU’s but very balanced with great acidity. Definitely will seek this out again.
Clownoisseur (210) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a bright gold, with nice and lively carbonation that provides a two finger white head. Lacing is spotty and clings to the glass. Aromas of citrus, grapefruit, fresh flowers and nice and light lager malt. Taste is glorious. A nice harmony between the lagered yeast and the hops. Very bold flavor and the alcohol is fairly well-hidden, although a did get a bit of a sting in the finish. A nice crisp, dry finish leaves me wanting more. Great beer.
Mep3222 (466) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful floral citrus grapefruit hop aroma. Taste is a light lager malty with a lighter hop flavor than the aroma would suggest. On the bitter side and not a ton of malt flavor to balance the hops. The hops start coming through as I drink more. This is a very drinkable and enjoyable IPL.
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daafisch (32) - New York, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy, poured with a nice thick head. When I first tasted it cold it was missing it’s body but as I let it warm a little it came out. Has a light toasty body to it. Mild pine and floral. Has a good amount of carb, leave the mouth slightly dry
merc7186 (2031) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Floral, Piney, Bready Malts
Appearance: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, Thick White Head, Sticky Lacing
Taste: Floral, Mildly Piney, Mild Crackers
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying
djd07 (3468) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Nathan. Pours a cloudy yellow with white frothy head. The aroma is strong floral hop and pine. Medium mouthfeel with light pine hop and light bitter finish. Very good.
dogfish120love (936) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden with a minimal white lacing. The aroma is hop forward with notes of melon, grass and citrus. Alcohol is well masked
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
This floral and citrusy Double IPL is grounded by subtle honeyed cereals for a very personable example.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the clear honeyed blond.
-Mouthfeel is lean and drinkability very high.
-Resinous bitterness rises with every sip, but the juicy hops help weather the blow.
-This is as well-made as their Pilseners, which I appreciate.
On tap at The Reservoir, Waterbury, VT.
Steve_0 (2575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, acquired through trade. Pour is slightly hazy golden with a frothy white head and great lacing. Huge tropical fruity aroma - mango, pineapple, tangerines - light biscuit, straw, orange peel, weed and grass. Taste is grapefruit, citrus, cracker, ganja, pineapple, dough, weed, and oranges with a big dry bitter finish. Slick mouthfeel with high carbonation. Seriously tasty tropical hop bomb.
sailracer (399) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Pours a light gold color. Strong floral and citrus hop aroma. Powerful punch on the first sip. A lingering bitter aftertaste builds as you work your way through the beer. Goes down easily. Powerful beer and very good.