piscator34 (2046) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled sample. Clear copper in colour with fairly strong carbonation. Smells of tropical fruit, lemon, grapefruit, dank hops and light pale malt. Flavours are super clean grapefruit, cedar, and kitchen herbs. Fairly light bodied with a sharp clean bitterness. Far better than expected. Moreish.
Nickls (1925) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Mostly white head, clear golden orange. Nice citrus hoppiness, some melon, and dry crackery malt in the aroma. Flavor is dry, grassy, grapefruit, and leans a bit like some imperial pils I’ve had. Dry, snappy carbonation. Not bad at all.
Caytinator (994) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. I agree with the description mostly, I found it pretty delightful from start to finish. This is the kind of brewing innovation I like - taking an underrated style and redefining it. Bitter but not unpleasant, very very fresh aroma and taste. Well done!
Metalchopz (2532) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice, an India Pale Lager. Part of their Spring Thaw mixed pack. Rich golden colour with a frothy off-white head that stays very long, and creates thick foamy lacing. Beautiful full IPA Cascades hoppy nose with the typical grapefruit notes. The difference is in the taste. Pretty much the same, but much milder. Still, the grapefruits and pines are present. I really enjoyed this switch on the style, from ale to lager.
UncleKorm (1012) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured clear golden hue w/ a white frothy lingering head and some sticky lacing. Decent hop aromas. Initial flavor is light sweet with a moderate bitter finish. Bold citrus and pine hop taste and light on the lager. Light bodied and soft carbonation.
rajendra82 (973) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The veer looked very nice in the Pilsner glass I chose, with a golden colored clear body, a two finger thick head, and lots of fine carbonation. The smell was typical of a West Coast IPA, with lots of grapefruit, orange peel, and some pine, as well as some spicy smells. The taste was juicy, citric, very clean, and had some bubblegum notes in mid sip, with clean finish. I drank the beer warm from the grocery store yesterday, and it taste a bit lifeless. With time to chill today, the beer was much more lively. The mouthfeel was very soft, aided by the pillowy head, and about a billion finely textured carbonation bubbles. This is one the best beers to ever come out of the Sam Adams brewery collections.
cheap (4437) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2013
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
on tap at the vintage. typical ipa perfumy aroma. very little head. taste is rude ipa as expected. bitter green grapefruit rind comes to the forefront. not as perfumy as many ipa. long bitter finish, on style.
fernans (39) - Rhode Island, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is floral. Typical of an IPA. Taste falls short though. Its bitter but it doesn’t last. Mouthfeel is smooth enough to make it a bit sessionable. Overall I wish the flavors lasted. Too bad.
crossovert (8680) - Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Floral hop nose, this is just too mishmashed a beer. No choesiveness whatsoever.
marcus (7211) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours reddish copper with an attractive beige head and a bread and toffee aroma. There is a medium-bodied pale malt flavor with a dry slightly bitter finish. Very refreshing.