hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - NOV 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rated on 7-20-2014 (Bottle) This beer forms a large smooth off-white head that mostly diminishes, golden transparent body, fast rising carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is citrus, grassy hops and fruity. The flavor is citrus, grassy hops, moderate bitterness, fruity, and some caramel malt. The mouthfeel is lively and this beer is medium bodied. This beer is quaffable and not overly hoppy tasting. It has a short bitter aftertaste.
John25 (939) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at epcot’s food and wine festival 2014 at the new craft beer area - more of a lager taste and feel with a harsh finish, than a hoppy pale brew. Not bad but the hops were very faint, with some pine. I wouldn’t say this is a good representation of the style. Plain and boring.
superspak (3170) - Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy golden orange color with a 1 finger dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon zest, orange peel, pine, honey, cracker, biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, pine, honey, cracker, biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, orange peel, pine, honey, cracker, biscuit, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of citrus/pine hops and bready malt flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Nice clean lager flavor with minimal yeast esters present. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and fairly crisp/sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very solid IPL style. Good robustness and balance of citrus/pine hops and bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
rondphoto (2653) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear dark amber with a generous white headbands of lace. Taste is light caramel and malt that grows a little in the palate, adding mild, but distinct, hops on the swallow. Medium length finish. A simple beer, yes, but s-o-o-o easy to quaff. I think it accomplishes what it intends.
ssantanello1 (10) - - OCT 31, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
After reading the description on the six pack, it sounded like something right up my alley. But after tasting it I was very disappointed.
drsandman (543) - New York, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours light amber, white head. Aroma is sweet malt, caramel, pine, citrus. Flavor is light sweet malt, bitter pine and pithy citrus. Med body, bitter pine sap finish.
downender (6722) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber in colour, with a decent, white, head and slight carbonation. Big, citrus, hop aroma with a sweet edge. Hop dominated in the mouth too, leading to a moderately bitter finish. This beer could have done with some more, balancing, malt character, but was pretty good overall.
jjefferies27 (4) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice aftertaste. Not too heavy, like an IPA. Enjoyable drinking beer...............................
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Serving: Bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a slightly hazy amber color. A little caramel in the nose, but not much else. A hint of diacetyl on the tongue with a little caramel malt and just about zero hop presence other than a meek bitterness. Not very rewarding.
Bork (411) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little one-sided but showing off a nice and clean appearance with a pleasant bitterness working its way all the way through. Good malty body.