dzimm27 (136) - - MAY 19, 2013
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Citrusy hop aroma, clear pale gold color. Smooth as a lager should be but the gold are muddled, nothing comes through cleanly. A bit of a soapy endnote too. Neat but would not buy again.
Sammy (9826) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The best I have had to date of these hoppy agers. Thanks Americo for sharing the growler. A nice mouthfeel. lacy, a dry finish, good drinkability.
BREWMUSKCLES (2419) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
regular lager aroma with bit of grapefruit hop. nice drinker with grapefruit it is lighter in body with good funky malt flavor. smooth, sudsy and a bit sugary.
Jacksonw140 (2) - - MAY 17, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lives up to the name. Starts off hoppy but finishes with a lot of flavor and the sparkle of a somewhat dark lager
commonshawn (702) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Straw color. Good lacing. Starts like a lager, but ends with a grain and fruit finish that makes it very interesting. And better than the typical lager
wxman (1589) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Global Brew. Pours a clear gold with a nice white head. Aroma is spicy and grassy. Taste is smooth quenching lager with sweet pale malt and mild spicy hops.
MrBeerFanatic (901) - Friona, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light amber with a pillow head decent retention and light carbonation. Aromas of fruity/floral hops(grapefruit, pine) and caramel. Flavors of light pine, spruce, light floral, and just a light caramel backbone. Leaves a slight corn/grain aftertaste. Lightly sweet. Mostly comes through like an ipa slightly above the average especially in the nose. Pleasantly surprised with this one!
hayduke (3925) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2013 Shared with Stryzone via Facebook Chat. i read the bottle wrong and thought this was IPA, not IPL. Dave set me straight. It poured a amber gold with a dingy white head and good lacing. Nose is a lot of hops...with flowers, citrus, and some pine. Medium in body and with a very smooth lager mouth feel. Flavor is very rich and shows a ton of west coast hops and the lager smoothness and hops make for a delightful beer. I wonder why more brewers don’t do this. The best of both worlds....lager smoothness and clarity and all the flavor of an IPA.
Strykzone (5816) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 ounce bottle form Hayduke. We had it together via facebook chat. This pours clear darker golden and sports a fluffy white head. In the nose I get grassy hops with honey and flowers. The flavor is full of hops. The IPL must be India Pale Lager. The hops are grass, floral, citrus, and pine. This beer takes hops in a lager to new levels. Confusing an IPA with a lager definitely breaks new ground. This was a delightful surprise and had some hop flavors that were just superior. This ain’t no Boston Lager!
Scrapersnbeer (1531) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mean grapefruit and pine resin aroma, faint pale malts in the background, Clear, moderate carbonation, light orange color of strong lager. Taste is stinging bitter and sweet subtleties. India Pale Lager is the new front for brewers, but all suffer from the lack of weight in relation to the hop content. The body is crisp, yet not forceful. A one note song here, but a great, well played note.