Sammy (8358) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
fresh bottle from Texas Liquor (in Carsblad, Cal.) Very easy to drink hoppy beer. An understated bitterness that was most pleasant during a long luncheon. Mild hoppy aromas. Some citrus, medium mouthfeel, and one-quarter inch of retained head on cloudy lightly orange body. Satisfying, not heavy, sure not a double IPA and cannot be held up to that sort of hop assault.
monk191 (780) - California, USA - JAN 20, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Interesting, yet pretty basic taste. Almost more of a wheat beer or light belgian then a pils. Pours golden, and has a malty taste.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark yellow with a fizzy white head. Musty cereal grain aroma and an earthy cereal grain taste.
haddon90 (1429) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a decent lacing head. Strong, grassy aroma with some malt in the background. Slight sweet taste. Crisp. Could be stronger for an imperial pils, but still not bad.
nimbleprop (4543) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 30, 2011
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
22oz bottle pours a transparent gold with some spitty white head. This does not smell good. Smells like rotting corn, like a corn cob that fell onto the ground and got wet. Very sugary aroma too. Flavor has honey, corn sugar mixed with water, malty, overly chewed bubblegum. Full bodied, bland, sugary, white bread finish.
marcus (6318) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from bhensonb. Pours cloudy golden with a thick off-white head and a floral aroma. There is a hearty roasted malt flavor with some toffee and a dry bitter finish. Very tasty.
emacgee (3958) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy golden yellow with almost no head. Nose is a vegetal/DMS bomb, spicy and mildly phenolic. Bready with a mild bite and spicy hop feel. Medium body and bitterness.
TURDFERGUSON (3930) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from LtDan. Thanks! Hazy orange with a thick white head. Nose is nice and surprisingly dry with fresh saaz, honey, some sweeter malts as it warms. Flavor is sweeter, some chalky notes, saaz, grassy and sweet finish.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to a generous individual for getting this bottle out to me. Served in a tulip.
Pours a clear light apricot color with a thin white head that quickly falls down into a few bubbles. Thin collar throughout. The nose is lightly grainy without too much depth. Some bready malt and not much in the way of hops. The flavor is bready with some light grain in the background. Hop bitterness comes through on the backend, though isn’t really present in the flavor. Medium body with high carbonation and a bit of an alcohol bite in the finish. Decent enough, though not my favorite.
Serving type: bottle
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 1, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[Bottle] Clear copper hue, decent head formation. Sugarry caramel aroma, light cooked corn. Sweet caramel, hard boiled sugar candy intro before a fair bitter hoppiness in the finish (that IPA bitterness rather than pilsener). Even with the bitterness there’s still a big, almost sherry like sweetness towards the end. Looks like many have rated this well but I found it to be a strange mixture.