Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pour an amber body with an off white head. Mild head retention. Sweet malty lagered tones, with a hint of fruit. Light bitter tones, a bit herbal and floral. Light bodied with a mild sweetness to finish.
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a pint glass.
3.0 A: Clear copper orange color. One and a half fingers of white head falls quickly and leaves no lacing.
3.5 S: Grainy with a strong cidery sweetness. Hops are grassy, but aren’t very powerful. The apple cider flavor, despite being considered a flaw, works very well in this one.
4.0 T: Grainy again with underlying caramel tones. The cider in the nose is only barely detectable in the taste. Again, grassy hops. Simple, yet tasty.
3.5 M: Light body. Good moderate carbonation. This could have a thicker body and be creamier, but not too bad.
4.0 D: Easy going down and refreshing. If this was meant to be super flavorful and complex, then they screwed up, but if this was meant to be a good thirst quenching beer, then they did just fine.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-06-2011 07:06:27
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I like this beer as it pours dark amber. It shows ice notes of spicy hops on the upfront palate and then give a light sweet feel on the finish. I do enjoy this beer and will try it again for sure.
FullObs (136) - Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
120z bottle into std pint. Clear copper color, minimal head. Haven’t had a lot in this style but it’s not a bad beer. Doesn’t blow me away. Thin. A little bit of a finish that’s tough to describe - bitter maybe but not in a bad way. Reminds me a little bit of Victoria which I tried recently - I’d go with this one. May try a few more in the sytle and re-rate.
hogan873 (451) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice. Copper colores body with a thin clinging white head. The aroma is rather light but sweet. Medium palate with a decent punch of carbonation. Overall sweet flavor...caramel and brown sugar. There’s a slight bite at the end. Not a bad beer.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
G: Poured into a Pilsner Urquell pilsener glass.
A: Pours a transparent gold, typical pilsner color. The head is typical of the style, although slightly reddish, and measures about a finger and a half. Large rush of carbonation. Decent lacing as it goes down.
S: Grainy and slightly sweet. A little grassy.
T: Slightly grainy and sweet, following up on the nose. Not much at all of a hop presence, though it is slightly bitter.
M: Starts out smooth with mild carbonation. No alcohol bite. A very light mouthfeel.
D: In a style that is quite drinkable, although not the best tasting variety that I’ve had. It’s nice to support a local up-and-comer, and I really like the idea of the lager-only brewery, so I’ll probably go with this one from time to time.
DuffMan (9538) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 26, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Hop Leaf, compared directly to another vienna-style lager, Eliot Ness from Great Lakes. This came out the loser. Clear copper amber, mediocre white head. Lightly fruity, and a little skunky/sweaty. Much thinner mouthfeel than the Eliot Ness. Mediocre at best.
bhiner41 (189) - Darien, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Excellent beer from an up and coming brewery. Reddish in color with complex flavor and some lasting after taste. Best paired with heavier meals.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2010
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
For a copper lager, she sports very little copper stylings, looking instead like a rather typical lager with light straw hues. A thin head tries oh-so-hard to linger in spotty patches with a few trails of lace. On the other hand, her nose is far more intriguing. Husked grains and bread crust make a brisk showing while lemon cream and meringue streak through the middle of her nose with exhibitionist flair. There is a soft underbelly of white breads almost of the wonder variety, but not quite. Riding his intriguing nose right into his body, I find a surprisingly prominent hop presence with fresh lemon zest, green grass, pith, and bitter citric esters, none of which were readily available in her nose. A faint sweetness is quickly overrun by a dominant hop profile. Her short start ends just as fast with the epicenter of her palate containing all she wrote. A growing bitter rind finish is traced with more lemon pith and green grass. Wait! Is that some melba I taste? Hm… I don’t know. As soon as it was there, it was gone, replaced once more by her dominant hop persona. Very one-sided and one-dimensional, if more melba and malt crunch had been there to balance the hops, Dynamo would have been truly dynamo.
I could taste the potential in the Metropolitan Dynamo Copper Lager, really I could. All she needed was a little help from her malty brethren for balance. The hop aromas and flavors were playful and invigorating, but without some toasty crunch they ran amuck and eventually dominated her palate with merciless abandon.
rubbishystuff (2312) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2015 Pretty good. Light enough to be easy drinking but flavorful enough to satisfy. Sometimes a little light in the body but nothing to be too concerned about. Serving: Bottle and tap