KyotoLefty (6832) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Yamaichi. Clear bright golden with a low head. Clean, soft citrus hop nose, lemon, grapefruit. Light toasty malt,mnice hop flavors, grapefruit sorbet, very clean, nicely bitter finish. Very well made to do as designed, be a light and refreshing seesion beer. Good stuff.
Mittenator (1440) - Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a big fan of this session beer trend. However, this is the best version I've found. Floral hoppy flavors (along with the aroma which initially is great) quickly dissipate and the body is thin. I'm sure I could drink a bunch in a row. Not sure I'd want to.
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pale yellow color. Thin white foamy head. Aroma of flowers and esters, with a bit of citrus and clove. Flavor was lightly hopped, but clearly defined in its spice and pine layers. Not overpowering. I see what they were getting at with this brew. It works well for me, as I do not like too much hops. Light body, but not too light on flavor. If you love hops, this is weak, if you just like hop flavor, but not the kick in the face, this one is for you.
zvikar (3881) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - FEB 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at LiBira Pub in Haifa. Thanks DSG. Pours yellow with a nice head, aroma of litchi, orange, onion, lemon, flavor is slightly bitter with lemon grass, light fruits, melon, refreshing with some herbal hops, medium bodied, nice
pumpmaster (1180) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $0.99 Very good!
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle. Clear gold colour, moderate white head. Looks more like a decent lager than an IPA. Aroma holds up to full strength IPAs, pine, grapefruit and a little grass clippings. Taste is lighter than the smell, the hops are there but don’t really come in until the end. Body is on the watery side. Overall, if light IPA was a thing, this would be a good one. Depends on if you think that is a good idea.
obguthr (4171) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Strong aroma of lilles and grapefruit, approaching that of pine needles, despite it being several months old. Clear amber, medium head, sticky lacing. Nice floral hoppping with just light citrus compliment. Lillies in the finish. Light mouthfeel. Immensely sessionable, quaffable, and flavorful. Fantastic crafting.
RSRIZZO (1871) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle poured into a Shaker at 38°. Color is a bright pale gold with good carbonation and a fizzy head. Aroma is a big citric hop scent. It has a lighter medium body with a crisp mouth feel. Flavor is just hops, big fruity citrus and pine. After is more citrus and some bitterness. Overall, its not the best, the citrus overpowers everything.
jmagnus87 (2746) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes. Bottle poured into a shaker. Light and summery. Citrus and pine hops. Pretty decent.
MrFecesious (1136) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly hazed straw colour, with a nice bubbly cap. Aroma of lemon citrus and pine. Taste is lemony and a sharp tart/short bitterness with a refreshing finish like lemoned sparkling water, but better. A delicious take on a sessionable ipa, but why would I drink this over other Lag ipa's?