cheap (4625) - 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 (41) - 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 (9559) - 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 (7672) - 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.
jake65 (2901) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pale copper color with a creamy beige head. Bright aroma of citrus and caramel with an addition of florals in the taste. Finishes with a little bit of pine. Lingering finish.
b3shine (6761) - Indiana, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to pint. Looks good; a transparent orange with thin white lacing. Smells of hops and dough with a bit of pleasant skunkiness. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel and a clean lager finish. A good lager.
kevinator (1433) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was just OK but better than most lagers of this type. The piney hops aroma was there but seemed like it had to fight through the lager yeast to be noticed. Nice ginger ale color. This had some weight and a foamy head. The taste verified this is still a lager with a grain-heavy taste with the hops adding a bittering finish. Easy to drink but doesn’t come near a good pale ale.
Ericular (832) - Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear gold with lasting head and nice spotty lacing. Aroma is piney, citrusy, spicy hops with some caramel and bready malts. Flavor is sweet on the tongue, immediately into a moderate amount of bitter pine resin and some grapefruit. A few seconds later, the hops make room for some caramel malt, but the hops make sure to stick around. Later, classic Sam Adams bready aftertaste and faint lingering hop resin. All of this with the clean finish of a lager. This is super drinkable. It’s like a hoppy version of their original lager, but without enough balance to go down very easy. Very impressive!
Nephilium (1516) - Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice big hop aroma, pours a clear light amber with a thin white head. Nice big hop bite with a very light body. This is a lager for the hophead, bitter hop notes with citrus being predominant. This is a great sessionable beer, and one I’ll be picking up more of.
notalush (5393) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gold pour with a very light haze - fairly effervescent body, with a frothy, well-sustained head - nose is pretty much all hops - a nice mix, but that cascade, citra and centennial come through the most - very American IPA in aroma - no lager character, but pleasant none-the-less - low carbonation - fairly creamy texture - at first, the flavor is much like the nose - all IPA, no lager - citrus, pine, the zesty character of the Nelson and th Zeus - light bodied and fairly crisp - very mild, but rich Munich character late - fairly crisp, almost crackery finish - not what I was expecting, but once I got past that, I found it to be a nice, sessionable hoppy brew.