hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap. very drinkable and crisp. amberish color with a nice thickish head. i would expect more for a collaboration, but i guess this is good for the style.
Beaver (1060) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bottle. Pours a clear light copper amber with a medium forthy white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is sweet slightly corny malts, and metallic perfumey hops.
The flavor is sweet slightly vegetal malts with a good amount of bitterness in the finish - perfumey and slightly tarry hops. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and a bit watery.
Overall, not too impressive. Kind of a sub-par imperial pils. I was hoping for a lot more American hops with a lager base.
Hank1980 (942) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from 5Points. Poured clearish orange with a tight white head. Nose is bisuity and hoppy. Taste is mix of malt, bread, grain, citrus hops. Finish is bitter. Body was medium and a bit dry. Overall, a decent lager. I like this better than the coney island hoppy lager (swordswallower?) but, Iíd probably enjoyed this better in a normal IPA. Not bad...
drjay44 (2128) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a short lived, off white head, with some lacing, over a clear dark gold (SRM 6) body.....nose light cereal, hop spice....taste sweet cereal malts at start, then light hop bitterness, which lingered....mouth feel thick, carbonation creamy sensations. This is identifiable as a Pilsner in style. It is sweet, has a noble bitterness, but is not as big as other "Imperial Pilsners". It is not as crisp and refreshing as any in the IPA spectrum. I doubt the ingredients selected could get to an IPA, any more than Cascade or Centennial could be used in quantity to make a classic Pilsner. However, the experiments must continue for we who have, and enjoy, the BURDEN of tasting. BJCP 5/3/13/4/6
Damico (1914) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
There is a slight sweet pleasant aroma. The appearance of golden orange with a small head. The flavor of a crisp lager/IPA with a medium to light body and citrus notes ending on the palate.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice pour for a lager with a clear, orangey-amber color and an average, creamy, white head which settles to a thin pillowy layer and leaves thin lace rings. The nose is fair with some light notes of pepper, lemon peel, and floral with sweet cereal and biscuit notes. Flavor is similar with light pepper, floral, lemon peel, sweet biscuits, and a moderate bitterness. The palate is nice, nearly lively, medium, and creamy but crisp. The finish is subtle with light pepper, lemon peel, and a crisp bitterness. Pretty much like a very subtle imperial pilsner with more ale-like qualities. The thing that bothers me most about this one is the fact that it refers to its style as an American India Pale Lager; to me, an American IPL should contain American hops. It was very drinkable and interesting to see something different in this style but nothing like the previous Project Midnight brews.
jredmond (4008) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2010
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Caponeís with pat. Pours a clear darkened gold with lots of white lacing. Slight hop in the aroma and flavor ruined by a terrible Mouthfeel and flavor of cheap pilsner.
Ratman197 (7614) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured a clear golden amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of biscuit, orange zest, spicy hops, earthiness, tropical fruit and apricot. Palate was medium bodied anmd smooth withj a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, spicy hops, orange zest and light carmel with a smooth dry moderatly bitter finish.
brokephibroke (223) - Mead, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Deep reddish copper pour with a thin white frothy head. Floral hop aroma with a sweet maltiness backbone. Bitterness prevails in the mouth, and it lingers and lingers. Not sure if I have ever had this much German hops in a beer. Upon further sips, you can note the smoothness up front, but then the hops hit hard. You all should try this.
SSSteve (3378) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. liquid crystal orange under a very small, white head. aroma is loudly subtle. iím having trouble identifying anything. dry beer palate. hoppy, bitter flavors. some graininess to round edges. male ladybug hells angels native americans!...i always wondered how these two styles would go together. an ipa-like dose of hops, lots of lager malts and lager yeast with a good bit of booze... and some fried ice cream with freezer burn. i need some friends.