RateBeer
overall
47
77
style

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dream Machine, an India Pale Lager or IPL, is a melding of varied visions of an India Pale Ale and an Amber Lager. Once poured, its light copper color delights the eyes and a citrusy hop aroma flows through the nose. Upon first sip, a smooth hop bitterness reveals itself - fresh, bold and slightly spicy - before subtle hints of mild maltiness appear. A big hop bite and a crisp, clean lager finish combine for a beautifully balanced beer. Take Dream Machine for a spin and let your reverie begin.


davidajensen's rating

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidajensen (206) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Tasty beer. The IPL is now on ky radar, between this and the Sam Adams version. Clean finish, soft mouthfeel. Fairly light and easy to drink.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartzluke (83) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 18, 2015
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adasko (768) - Poznan, POLAND - APR 15, 2015
Wygląd czysty lagerowy, ze świetną pianą. W aromacie słodowy i lekko cytrusowy. Mocno wysycony. Pilsnerowa goryczka na amerykańskich chmielach. Super. Świetne piwo.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
NachlamSie (2898) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2015
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1489) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2015
Solid, and smooth as befits this style. That said, this is more of an "APL" -- not as hoppy as it should be.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notayankee (21) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 6, 2015
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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hammy78 (825) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2015
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2206) - Linda Vista, California, USA - FEB 27, 2015
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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shadey (1968) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 24, 2015
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2015
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blklab2007 (2066) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle poured a brown in color with a thin layer of white head. Aroma has some malt, dusty hops, yeasty, and light bitterness. Mouth feel is medium light with low side carbonation. Flavor has a bigger malted side than expected, flowery hops, growing bitterness, and some caramel.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 20


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50