nealblind (764) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright clear orange pour big head. Aroma of pine, passionfruit and citrus hops. Sweet at first then the bitterness drops in. Tastes herbal, floral, and resinous. Some wheaty flavor. Has a heavy pilsnery mouthfeel. Full of flavor. I personally prefer ales though so I’d rather just have an ipa. It’ll be a great beer for somebody else though.
Jow (2164) - New York, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Grabbed the Hop Project mix sixes from Duane Reed. Pours clear copper with one finger soapy white head that dissipates quickly. Great nose of grapefruit. Tastes of tropical fruit, grapefruit, bready, light tea leaves, and cloves. Very drying and smooth.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Ale Jail, light golden pour, minimal white head. Aroma is of peppery and piney hops, taste is much similar with a dry peppery finish, decent lager.
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jsquire (3472) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep golden color out of the bottle with a short lived off white head. Fresh clean hoppy nose. Big bitter hop taste of bitter grapefruit rind and some pine. Raw hop pellet bitterness in the finish. Nice hoppy beer, but I don’t get much lager...
Jesterdeal (1887) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of delicious pine hops and slight apricot. Pours bronze lager with frothy sticky hoppy head. Taste is wonderfully hoppy with pine resin and peaches. Great hops linger but a nice oily lager feel while drinking. Lovely showing from Sam.
bob_w (316) - new york, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
big hop aroma, slight oxidation. clear medium amber color. big white rocky head. slightly dull malt flavor, and some oxidation. discernible hop flavor and hop bitterness, medium body. i think that this bottle is a bit beyond its prime, though.
kdm1984 (664) - Missouri, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells of pine and a whole bunch of tropical fruit and grapefruit - spot-on descriptions by Sam in their labeling. Also an OJ character, like I find so often in Lagunitas beers. Big, fluffy, creamy head; nice rings of lacing. Orange-gold. Flavor follows suit - tropical fruits, Lagunitas orange juice, and hoppy bitterness in the finish. I would have guessed this as an American Strong Ale, not a pils. Wow! Then again, some takes on the impy pils can have a strong ale/IPA-like character, like Mother’s Uber, so I am not totally surprised, especially when Sam makes it clear that this has IPA-like qualities anyway. Delicious brew. A true lip-licker for sure. YUM!
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Fiery straw, clear, moderate frothy white head, spotty lacing.   Pale hop nose, but also a
noticeable grassiness.   Not too strong either.   Smooth grassiness up front, very little hop bite.   Body and
mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Feels a bit chewy.   I was expecting a bit more hop bite, but its not there.
A littel musty on the finish, but remains strong with its grassiness.   Very smooth, and very chewy.   This
one needs a bit more hop bite to balance out the chewiness.   Otherwise not bad.
puboflyons (2151) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle dated March (2014?). The pour is a slightly cloudy medium amber with a soft, silky off-white head and moderate carbonation. Fascinating aroma of grains, malts, and tropical fruit. Low to medium hop note. The body is medium. The taste has an upfront buttery graininess which is followed quickly by a low to moderate hope feel. But it has its own character and is rather enjoyable.
lamas (1360) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Enjoy before: 07/13. A clear copper pour with a thick and fluffy antique white head that leaves rings of lacing behind. The subdued aroma features some caramel, a bready maltiness, hints of rye, pine, citrus rinds, and some grapefruits. Thin to medium-bodied. Caramel and some sizable bready qualities start things off taste-wise. Cereal grains and some spiciness in the middle. Zesty rinds and some bitter grapefruits at the end. Kinda stale. Wet cardboard qualities abound. This was much more enjoyable when it was fresh.