emacgee (3954) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a sharp clear golden amber with two fingers of sticky white head. Extremely hoppy and very impressive on the first impression. Slight onion/garlic notes in the nose, extremely pungent, oily, and resinous. Some cracked pepper comes though. Fruity resin in the flavor with a pronounced spicy/peppery character. Light-medium body with a dry finish and moderate bitterness. Excellent.
bhensonb (10689) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours brassy gold with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is citrus and resin. Med body. Flavor is bready with a lot of citrus/pine (even grapefruit rind) hop. Finish is very bitter. Great drink.
ttoadee (608) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark gold, foamy white head. Hops on the nose. Crisply bitter. Solid malt body, little oily in the mouth. finish is dry, refreshing and hoppy. Good lager.
osu97gp (646) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear orange with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma of citrus & pine hops with some malt. Flavor of mostly grapefruit hops with a nice balance sweet malt. Quite good.
Cousin_Larry (284) - - MAR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2013 Extremely large head with nice golden color. A little bitter but not overly so. Somewhat sweet and very hoppy.
Bricks (578) - Delaware, USA - MAR 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark golden color with a fairly decent white head. Aroma is like an earthy pale lager with some hops. Taste of hay, hops and grapefruit. A bit dry and bitter.
IrsLuver (28) - Maryland, USA - MAR 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tastes just like Sam Adams noble pils. Expected much more. Very earthy hop aroma and taste. Not bad but not what I was expecting.
Rotbart (155) - - MAR 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice amber orange color with a white head. Smooth hoppy flavor with a lively spicey finish.
rougeau13 (1940) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, and pine. Taste is light malts and moderate bitterness. Light bodied; crisp. Smells like an ipa; tastes like a weak ipa. Still, pretty good for this category.
swoopjones (5595) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft at Coles, golden orange pour. White head. Not gathering too much West Coast per se. An above average lager, definately more flavor than most. minor pine & citrus. decent