drjay44 (2479) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium, tiny bubbled, well retained white head, with extensive lacing, over a clear, amber (SRM 12) body.....nose is pine, grapefruit, other citrus....taste is ligth toffee/caramel, pine, citrus peel, finishing with a moderate soft bitterness....mouth feel medium, minimally sticky, carbonation adds a soft finish. Rating this as a Premium Lager using BJCP standards will lead to a very low score. It almost completely misses the style with the hop aromas and flavors so very forward, and the malt back bone being so obvious. It is technically well done. Rating this on Ratebeer where standards are looser, results in a rather highly thought of beer. BJCP 7/3/11/4/5
cards04 (1456) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2013 Pours a dark golden with white head. Has some nice citrus and hop aromas. Flavours are grapefruit and pine bitterness...really nice bitter finish.
Caterwaul (44) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared by Pixachii. (Thanks, Miss!) Pours a clear golden color. Head fluffs up to about one inch. Smells lagery, but really dragged through the hop garden. Very fruity and perfumey, this one. Not a ton to say about the taste, really- It’s got that lagery smoothness and sweetness, but with more fruity, floral notes and bitterness to it, too. Refreshing. Hoppy. Big flavor, but still extremely drinkable. I think this did exactly what they wanted it to. I don’t mind this!
fsbw21086 (328) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Holy Sh** this is good. Nice hop bite like an IPA but smooth as ever & so drinkable. Loved how this was a bit different & drinks so smooth
brewcrew2002 (83) - USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice dark copper with a light froth head. Very aromatic with fruit notes maybe even a touch of mango.
JDBaker11058 (1131) - Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance; clear golden-copper with two fingers of white head and tons of frothy lace. Aroma: grapefruit, pine, marmalade, and honey smacks. Taste: bitter, floral hops dominate up front, with notes of citrus, apricot, and resin; under it all is a no-doubt lager-y malt base, similar to their Boston Lager. Finish: dry, slightly bitter aromatic hops vie for supremacy with slightly sweet, toasty, crackery malts. Notes: This is darn good. Easy drinking, with IPA-like flavors and aromas balanced by high-quality lager malts and finish.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark golden with a thin wispy off-white head. Notes of sweet fragrant hops, mango, fruit resin, apricot, and pine. Medium bodied, lightly resinous with lively carbonation. Very nice.
Bikeman53 (27) - - MAR 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Creamy head and pours a copper color. Not a bad flavor but with the after taste you can definitely taste the piney hint. Like munching on a taxi cab air freshener.
jgb9348 (4486) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crisp copper coloured body with a lighter honey glow and a thin, one centimetre tall just off-white head. Aroma of pale malt, bright hops and a hint of grassiness. Light to Medium-bodied; Strong hop flavours up front with a definite herbal note, some lighter malt backbone flavours and a bit of a spiciness on the finish. Aftertaste shows a great balance of malt and hops with a pleasant light sugar finish and a strong white grape juice-like flavour. Overall, a surprisingly good beer with a very nice balance and an easy-to-drink mouthful. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle, pulled from a 12 pack sampler, purchased from Giant in Fairfax, Virginia, sampled on 02-March-2013.
DBob5150 (175) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty standard fair for an IPA. Greenish yellow body with a thick head that fades slow. Aroma is a strong hops with a little pine cone. Taste is crisp, slightly bitter that leaves a piney aftertaste. Drinks reasonably smooth.