MadIndian (2614) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from SJ trade. This wasnít too bad. Body was a tad thin for my tastes, but nice notes of grass, hop, and caramel malt.
bartzluke (391) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz pour from refrigerated bomber into Boulevard stemmed tulip glass. Nice white head that lasted fairly long and left lots of lacing. Between clear and opaque light brown/amber. Mouthfeel is nice and creamy. Earthy nose. Great bitterness. Floral and earthy with a little orange candy. Good aftertaste.
adasko (1042) - Poznan, POLAND - APR 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wygląd czysty lagerowy, ze świetną pianą. W aromacie słodowy i lekko cytrusowy. Mocno wysycony. Pilsnerowa goryczka na amerykańskich chmielach. Super. Świetne piwo.
NachlamSie (2999) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2015
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz bottle, gift from my sister. This is a nice and clear amber color with a small ring of a white head. Aroma is underwhelming. Yeah, itís fairly hoppy but in a metallic and grassy way. Sweet malts give balance and lager yeast adds some vegetal notes. This tastes like a poorly overhopped bock to me. Itís sweet, bready and malty with metallic hints and a weird, faint Bud-Light type sourness to it. Could be acetaldehyde, could be something else. Talk about a clunky and unenjoyable lager. The finish is sweet, vegetal, grassy, sweaty, chalky and metallic. Iím trying to ignore the misnomer IPL on the label, and I still donít care for this one. See Ballast Point/Sierra Nevada for how to correctly do a hopped up lager.
mikedR (1562) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Solid, and smooth as befits this style. That said, this is more of an "APL" -- not as hoppy as it should be.
notayankee (41) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 6, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pour into goblet. Aroma of bread and raisins, plums. Minimal head doesnít stick around long but leaves some lacing behind. Color is amber/orange. Taste is slightly bitter but not really much worthy of note. A bit sour on the finish. Low carbonation and thin with a light to medium heft. Not bad but not outstanding in any way.
Hammy78 (883) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle picked up at Tops Niagara Falls. Clear golden colour with quite a few floaties, massive white fluffy head and lace. Nose is a crisp Pilsner malt like smell. Tastes sweet, malty, a little corn like, sugary, and bitterness mainly in the finish.
SDalkoholic (2237) - Linda Vista, California, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Sproutís: Appeared a glowing yellow liquid that was hazy and had a thin layer of foam head. Aroma is mild with whiffs of green hop pellets that give off scents of perfume and pine. The flavor delivers a slight bitterness from a modest hopping but the grainy bread like malts are what made for a pleasant drink.
shadey (1996) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a melon orange with a decent head of tight white bubbles. Aroma is hoppy and light sweetness. Iíd guess this to be a mild IPA if I didnít already know the lager component. Flavors are more IPA than amber lager... although there is some bready notes that get overwhelmed. Creative but I think the two styles are better on their own.
Luvystypotables (1126) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Floral, citrus and hop aroma, a great looking beer clear copper color with a thick lasting creamy head. Tastes more like an IPA than a lager. Medium body with a taste of hops and a hint of grain. Dry chalky finish.