RateBeer
overall
97
99
style

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 635   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An American-style ale brewed one barrel at a time. The malt bill is built on American two-row malt and accented by crystal 10, Vienna, and white wheat malts. Magnum hops give the beer a nice clean bittering and Amarillo, Cascade, and Centennial hop varieties provide a pleasant floral and citrusy hop flavor. A healthy dose of additional Amarillo and Centennial are dry hopped to give this beer an inviting hop aroma. The beer is fermented with a neutral yeast strain and allowed to dry out so it finishes crisp and clean.

Note: Formerly known as Spring Peeper.


ThisWangsChung's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 26, 2013
500ml bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a hazy gold color and a three-fingers high head, shaded just off white. There’s an appropriate level of froth to the head’s texture, and an incredible amount of lacing is left behind as it recedes. S: The hops here take a grassy, mildly citrusy tone here. After a while, this gradually shifts into a spicier note. Malty sweetness is evident yet non-intrusive. T: Piny, peppery bitterness opens the palate, while the close seems to introduce a very subtle touch of grapefruit juiciness to counteract the mild bitterness. The cracker-like maltiness stays even throughout, providing a good ballast to the pleasant hoppiness. There’s a nice level of finesse here, and even a modicum of depth. M: I certainly appreciate a crisp, light feel like this one has. The body is medium in thickness and quite firm, yet with a wonderful finishing dryness. Carbonation is medium. O: This is quite good, I must say - but I have to dock points here. Simply put, it’s priced like an import, without any significant standout qualities to justify it. $6/500ml is a hard sell for something not really far off from SNPA. The increased level of refinement and subtlety compared to its peers might make it a worthwhile purchase to some, though.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jc1762 (656) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 29, 2016
Tap into a snifter showing well filtered yellow with a half a finger of clean white foam. The nose shows lemon and pineapple on a light bed of malt. The palate is moderately carbonate and light bodied. Light flavors of lemon and pineapple with an equally light bitterness. Simple pale ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2182) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - JUL 27, 2016
On tap at SLL tasting and 500ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy bright straw color with a 2 finger bright white head. Retention is excellent and there are many spotted chunks of lacing. Smell is grapefruit, lemon, orange and floral/grassy hops. Taste follows suit with a slight twang on the finish reminiscent of a wheat beer. Feel is light, crisp, refreshing and very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - JUL 24, 2016
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color. Aroma and taste are citrus, some biscuit, and floral.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jflopsu (1186) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Pours a bright hazy yellow with light white head. A faint lemon, hop and pine aroma. A very strong hoo bomb taste with citrus, spices, and put with some grains and dry yeast. A lingering bitter hop and dry yeast aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dodgrblu (731) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 15, 2016
16.9 ounce bottle from Hannaford in Westbrook, pale yellow, crisp, lasting head.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ebone1988 (1321) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2016
Going All In with koleminer20 at Maine Beer. Aroma is lemon soap, pine, light. Appearance is straw golden, white head, clear. Taste is very pilsner-like, lemon, sugar, earthy hops, pine, corn. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light crisp carbonation, lemon aftertaste. Overall, eh. Not great for the style but good still.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2016
Bottle. Poured a golden color with an averaged sized head. Citrus, floral hops, and some earthiness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (6104) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Bread grain orange tangerine leafy herbal soft spice. Golden pour light haze frothy white head. Spicy hops tangerine orange bread wheat biscuit soft dust. Spicy dry resin my finish. Dry quenching nice carb. Good

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10587) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2016
Bottle. Orange, biscuit malt, and orange peel aroma. Bright yellow with large white head. Moderately sweet tangerine-lime, biscuit malt, and moderately bitter orange peel flavor. Okay body.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (5951) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Bottle: Pale yellow with a sudsy white head. Lemon, grapefruit, grain malt scent. Taste is citrus, grain malt. Light, but bright....nice flavour.


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 » 64


Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
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