dwyerpg (4643) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 14, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A similar hop aroma to the Pseudo IPA just not quite as strong. What an interesting (and great) concept. This is a really good light-hop beer. Hard to say much else other than tasty.
brokensail (11554) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: The pour is a hazy golden color with a tint of orange to it and a smallish white head.
S: A really nice and fresh hop nose to this beer. Lots of citrus like grapefruit and tangerine with a bit of pineapple providing sweetness. There are some pine notes, but not much in contrast to the fruit.
T: Things are just as solid on the palate. The pine notes and bitterness are more pronounced here, but there’s still plenty of tangerine and grapefruit peel. Just a touch of pineapple comes through and no malt whatsoever.
M: The body is medium and so is the carbonation. Nice and crisp on the finish with a little bitterness lasting on the tongue.
D: Maybe not quite as good as Humulus Lager, but still pretty nice. I like how these types of beers really provide a clean slate for the hops to shine.
thome50 (1082) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - NOV 28, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler, thanks Casey. Pours a hazy orange with a big white head. Aroma is super dank, cat piss aroma. Taste is more choppy dank dry with a lot of peanut overtones. Lager comes through at the end to really finish it off well. Similar to humulus lager but this trumps it for me.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this on tap at Pizza Port San Clemente. It’s a golden pour with a smallish white head. The aroma and flavor are of citrus hops. It’s dry on the finish. It’s very drinkable and well-crafted
SrSilliGose (3269) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
growler from a sweet sweet toss by brokensail. grapefruit bitterness. pleasant subtle resin. hop forward nose. toast, light caramel malt backing provides pleasant balance, but lets hops shine. pretty clean. some doughy caramel shines through as it warms impacting the budlight drinkability index. dry enough. does some lifting.
Ontape (363) - Valley Village, California, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at PPSC. Best Pizza Port beer I’ve had. Clean lager yeast and rich hops. Pours hazy with a little carb, drinks lively and clean. Good stuff.
BMan1113VR (7871) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap samples and a growler. 7%. Pours with a hazed golden body and a lasting white head with good lacing. Aromas of citrus, orange and lemon, grain, windex, grass, mango and raw grain. Flavors are citrusy, mango, crystal malt, yet dry. Crisp. Grassy with some lingering bitterness. Dry and crisp. Well done.
TimE (3363) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
lots of grapefruit and wood. Well balanced with an aggressive hoppy finish. Good malty backbone. I like this a lot. Much lighter than 7%.
bluevegie (3059) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tried as a sampler at the Monk, great aroma for a lager, citrus in the taste, crisp and dry, I don’t expect a lot from strong lagers but this was good.
thirdeye11 (5634) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Growler thanks to BMan1113VR) clear medium yellow with soapy white head. Nose of light onion, bitter orange peel, earthy. Taste of candied orange peel, earthy, nice sweet balance with soft carbonation and a great linger.