HopBob (1) - - MAR 14, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I had this on draft from a fresh growler. This beer is now on my short list of go-to hoppy beers. The hop aroma and flavor of this beer dominates in spectacular fashion.
Erzengel (2398) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 20, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to ThirstyBird for this one!
Pale golden colour, nice white head. The beer starts as flowery-hoppy and fresh as the nose appears. Very nice typical citra-flavours - fresh green and grassy hops, nice hints of lemon. Ab very dry and very hop-based beer with a mild and nice bitterness. I like especially that there is nearly no sweetness or maltiness that could coincide and "harm" the great hop characteristics! The aftertaste is long, hoppy-intense, smooth, bloomy-flowery with a great citrus-fresh aftertaste that lasts long on the tongue.
Better can’t even be an IPA - a really great hoppy beer! --> 15/13/14/15
tim9887 (20) - USA - APR 5, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Looks unfiltered - cloudy for a pils. Smells straight up like weed. Fortunately it tastes less like weed and more like a great thirst-quenching pils. Finishes dry leaving you wanting more.
TheGuvnah07 (1) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A wonderfully hoppy, yet sessionable lager for the spring and summer. Love the citra hops!
Gooball201 (38) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
The real deal. 7.99 for a 6’er? This is an awesome beer for the money. Yes some of us really enjoy cat piss. New Zealand whites and Citra hops. Love it! Thanks for this as you did wrong by dropping Stovepipe
EithCubes (4749) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Nose is beautiful Citra, lemon and pine with heavy crinkling Simcoe paper, some caramel bite and really awesome pithy/resinous character. Pours clear but rich sunny yellow and supports a dense, rocky bright white head, lots of lace. Taste is clear, medium-strong bitter with low astringency and a really nice whack of resin, woody and a little sticky with crisp carbonation and a somewhat bready resolution. I’d have called this dry, as the hops are very cleansing, but the fruitiness is strong and yanks the sweetness up in spurts and jerks. Earthy without dipping into caramel-land and very grassy. The fierce hop aftertaste is just awesome. A little too much booze showing, sort of an off-the-cuff lager, but the hops are wonderfully fresh and more than compensate. Medium body, refreshing, enjoyed this one a lot! And will be buying a sixer.
merc7186 (1993) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Oranges, Pineapple, Mildly Grainy
Appearance: Hazy Golden Straw hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Outstanding Lacing
Taste: Oranges, Grapefruit, Mild Peach
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Drying
davey101 (655) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle into a pilsner glass. Pours a slightly hazy straw yellow/light amber with a finger of white foam and nice lacing. Nose is cereal grains and spice with some dank hops and faint syrupy mango on the finish. Taste is clean cereal grains. mango, light spice, and a nice level of bitterness. Lots of flavor while remaining crisp and clean. Such a good beer and on the same level as Jack’s Abby’s hoppy lager material. Very impressed with Otter’s latest releases.
gripweed57 (609) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Hazy pale gold color. Huge Rocky white head. Exquisite clinging lace. Wonderful perfumy citra hop nose. First sip brings a mix of complex sweet toasted malt and lemony hops. Slightly sulphury and yeasty as you reach the midtaste. This a big hoppy brew that doesn’t overwhelm the palate. Beautiful balance and amazing quafability. Finishes slightly sweet with a touch of pink grapefruit. All in all, a splendid effort.
Braudog (5596) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAR 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Interesting twists here. Presents a slightly-more-hazy take on a classic European pilsner, bright golden with a frothy white head. The aroma is tight and citric. This drinks with what would generally form a solid basis for a great, snappy pilsner. The citra brings an uber-lemon, citric acidity that takes it a great step forward from the "old way." Nicely done. (#5454, 3/8/2014)