BlackBeerPG (148) - Darien, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taste is Crisp, malty alcohol boozy, spiced.
Gold and clear in color.
Oak like malt nose. Medium to full body.
smaller head with some lace. This one is a sipper.
Dorwart (2485) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Every once in a while i remind myself of what good beer is like by punishing my palate with a crappy european lager or third world country malt liquor. Today is one of those days! Thins white head of varying sized bubbles that dissapates rather quickly. Interesting arome with cream soda, corn, skunk and some biscuity malts with a lingering synthetic vanilla aroma. Color is like urine after a night of heavy drinking. Taste is about the same! Actually, it is not as bad as i expected. More corn and cream soda and is quite sweet. Lively in the mouth with a noticeable alcohol presence and warming. Dry and a but tart at the finish. Not as bad as i had hoped but certainly not that good either!
Quick3Beers (635) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 26, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a straw from a bottle, quickly dissipating head with little lacing. Very surprised by this one. Not much aroma, a little sweet rice flavor, round mouthfeel, one of the better pale lagers I've had.
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Pumpkin87 (182) - - MAR 13, 2015
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours clear yellow with big fluffy head that dissipates quickly but leaves a bit of attractive lacing and skim.
Odd aroma, vegetal yet sweetish with whiff of alcohol. In the glass, grassy hops press against mediciney malts, with a suggestion of dried fruits, or half-processed fruits, bacon and smoke. Not so much smoked bacon, as two distinct notes, one of smoke and one a meaty slickness.
Aside from the occasional metallic note, none of these flavors are terrible in themselves. It is just hard to figure what they are all attempting to do together in this beer.
Letís face, there are many far worse West Coast IPAs, but the market for this should be those looking for an inexpensive, relatively alcoholic beverage at the end of the night.
ccex (1155) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2015
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
What a crock! Iím fond of North Coast Brother Thelonious and the top-rated ales brewed by monks in Europe, so I was a sucker for this label for an 8% ABV brew from India. Iíve never had a beer from India that Iíve truly enjoyed, and this one is no exception, other than being exceptionally bad. From the first whiff, I knew that this would be one of the worst Iíve tried. I havenít finished it yet, and it might be my 2nd drain pour out of 1,000 Iíve tried. I like music and movies that are so bad theyíre good (Florence Foster Jenkins and Ed Wood come to mind). Still, I implore fellow RateBeerians to avoid this one. I doubt it will become a cult classic. Itís just nasty.
22 oz bottle pours a clear golden yellow with small soapy white head and no lacing. Aroma conjures up my worst nightmares of a toxic third world dumping grounds for obsolete technology: burnt plastic, soggy boxes, a prairie fire and hydrochloric acid.
OK, to be fair, the aroma has some honest dark fruits, corn, and grass. Taste is sweet like corn syrup with a bit of bitterness in the finish, which is surprisingly bereft of alcolhol burn. . Body is medium with an oily mouthfeel.. It actually gets better as it wams up. It wasnít a drain pour, and the headache hasnít set in yet.
j12601 (8700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Jamesí for the multi-K tasting. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Super grainy, sweet grain with a bit of sugared grain. Medium bodied, grain and a bit of sweetness. Grain, sweet and boring into the finish. Meh.
gregwilsonstl (1712) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 10, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Clear gold. Strong. I echo the corn syrup comments. Tastes like underfermented syrup.
hman43 (803) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2014
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
It pours golden and clear. It builds a big head, but it disappears pretty quickly, There is an aroma of grasses and burnt rubber. It does have some lacing. It has a sweet, grassy taste then has a sickly cherry candy flavor on the way down. This is one of the worse beers that Iíve ever had.
PorterPounder (6730) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2014
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Persis Indian Restaurant - 650 ml bottle. Medium golden pours, rocky snow white head, nice bubble action. Aroma is slightly boozy with some wet paper bag accents. Flavor has some patented Indian lager band aid notes. some grainy notes, a touch of dates and an awkward spoiled fruit essence to it. Thinnish moutthfeel. About what I expected, not awful or a drain pour. .
blipp (7631) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 29, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Light sweet malt and grain, mild sweetness. Very generic. Not awful.