mikedevilsfan (221) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
great lacing, wonderful orange color. Smell of pine and grapefruit and a touch of malt. Grapefruit/floral taste very balanced with some pine on back end.Maybe the best lager on the planet!
skmikeg (1144) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden light orange with a one finger white head which leaves nice lecing throughout. Aroma is of citrus, pine, sweet bready malts, and some grassy hops. Taste is citrus (mainly grapefruit) pine, sweet bready malts, caramel, and some grassy notes. Had a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel with a semi dry, moderately bitter, moderate finish. Overall, a tasty mix of a IPA and lager that is a nice surprise from Sam Adams.
Strangebrewer (949) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Poured clear gold with a white frothy head. Piney hop aroma. Medium mouthfeel, soft carbonation with a tart sticky finish. Orange citrus flavour with a grassy herbal note.
Aluman (21) - Grants, New Mexico, USA - MAY 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very pleasing blend of the hops involved in an IPA, good over all citrus and fruit notes with a hint of good pine in the back end, and lager smoothness.
degbert (1285) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark gold-orange with a high, fine-grained, cream-colored head. Nose is herbal and floral, but also has a vanilla-like note. A lot of toffee-like sweetness on the open, with hops citrus and some bitterness on the midpalate. More citrus on the close, and a very pleasant smooth, rich mouthfeel. Not a lot of carbonation. Quite nice.
mbgrayson (596) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear light gold, with minimal white head. Aroma of grassy hops. Taste is smooth and well balanced. Lots of hops, but still a lager underneath. A great summer beer. I liked this one a lot, thumbs up!
beerbill (3564) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from a six pack I picked up while in Boston. Pours a clear golden amber with a moderate white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left partial lace. Pleasant aroma of citrusy hops with notes of pine. If I closed my eyes I’d be thinking IPA. The flavor is malt followed by some citrusy hops, mostly grapefruit. Moderate bitterness at the finish although some lagering smoothness does come through. Medium bodied. Solid.
j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden tinged amber with a large white head. Smells lovely and hoppy right away, but picks up a sweet grainy note up close, and that’s not all that bad. Medium bodied, a little bit of tartness. Grainy with a touch of sweet malt. Nice hop notes and a bit of bitterness on the finish. Pretty easy drinking and would have been quite good about six hours ago when I came in from doing three hours of yard work.
obxdude10 (2102) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent combination of the lager style with an APA. The beer pours a light copper color with an ample white head. The head gives way to some really nice cascading and sticky lacing around the inside of the glass. The aroma is really well-balanced with a good amount of sweet, bready malt and a bright and crisp tones of hops. I get quite a bit of grapefruit, orange and pine in the nose. Those three qualities also show through in the flavors, which is also really well-balanced. There is a ton of hops in the body, showing off dry but fruity flavors. I taste a lot of dry and sicy grapefruit, orange and pine from the hops, in addition to the bready and caramel tones from the malt. The beer finishes crisp, dry and slightly spicy. This is an outstanding lager, even with an identity crisis.
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper with a medium white head. Aroma is floral hops and citrus. Flavor is citrus and tropical fruits with floral, grassy hops. Medium body with heavy carbonation. Pretty good.