bconch (249) - - JAN 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy, citrus nose and IPA like. Taste has some citrus up front that smooths out nicely and clean. Slight, bitter aftertaste. I could crush this all day. SA hit one out of the park. Please make 12 packs of this.
ESBob (283) - Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear light copper, thinnish white head, good lacing. Aroma is a a hoppy, light citrus. Taste is a very light citrus, pine, slight grapefruit, hops, maybe some banana, very interesting complexity for a lager. Slightly bitter after taste. Keep this one around Boston Beer Company!
SudsMcDuff (5360) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
what do i think? youíre nuts .. . deep gold .. great head and lacing .. nice solid dose of hops .. . quite clean for a SA product .. very impressive beer, why canít all lagers have this solid a dose of hops! .. . . theyíre abandoned! We think itís a winner.
masheriff (4) - - JAN 25, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not bad for a 5 % India Pale Lager. I like the name, it cool! Of all the new hopology beers from Sam Adams, I like this one the best.
Loineshawn (3007) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
huh. pretty good beer. grapefruit, pine, clean toast cracker malts. not terribly complex, but pretty tasty, approachable, nice.
Ratman197 (8489) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a clear amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of pine resin, cat piss, bread, grapefruit and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, pine resin, grapefruit and light eartrhiness with a crisp dry moderatly bitter lingering pine finish.
rob6239 (550) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A pretty good lager beer. The addition of the aromatic hops make this taste like a watered down IPA
astrofrk (340) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bought at Krogers on Broadway in the seasonal 12-pack.
It doesnít seem like a Premium Lager but I know Sam is well known for unique beers as I have had about 30 of them so far.
Clear copper. Long, white laced head. Aroma: Cirtis hops, pepper. Flavor: Grapefruit, pine, pepper, bread malts. Bitter finish.
Finhead (1036) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2013 Clear, deep gold with a white head. The malty aroma has some bread and cereal notes. The light body has an oily texture with lively carbonation. It has a mildly bitter taste with a dry finish.
alcaponejunior (431) - Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden to tan and clear, some rising bubbles, a good head and good lacing.
Aroma is pungently hoppy, smells like an IPA. Spicy, citrusy hops dominate the aroma, complimented by a little bit of maltiness.
Taste is again bold and hoppy, very nice! Spicy, citrusy (grapefruit, lemon peel, orange peel), with a good balancing slightly sweet maltiness, bready and grassy, delicious!
Drink is off the charts. I just got done with school and Iím thirsty, itís all I can do to keep from chugging it!
I would happily buy a twelve pack of this. Next time Iím in the grocery store, Iíll see if they have sixers or twelvskies. Great job on this one!