Onslow (1189) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Medium amber brew with three fingers of white head that stays around for a while. Great hoppy aroma of citrus, pine, grapefruit. Taste is very light malt at the start and hop-dominated after that. Hops are well balanced and do not overwhelm the brew. This is a real winner.
dlihcsnatas (308) - Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured up a very light amber with small white head that did hang on about half way through drinking. Pine with some floral aromas made this seem interesting. Taste was a strong grapefruit flavor with hints at that pine aroma. Other than that it lacks anything else. Overall a typical lager with some great hop character.
MightyHef (18) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A bright floral beginning with a surprising balanced bitterness in the body. A smooth dropoff for a finish. This could be my next session go-to beer.
Butters (3792) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden amber pour with fair offwhite head. Nose is citrus grapefruit and hop character. Very nice actually. Flavor is like a more floral/citrusy buttery version of boston lager. In fact, sub out the caramel for butter, lower the carbonation a little bit, take away a little of the bite, and this would probably pass for a boston lager. A little slick on the tongue. This is pretty damn good though. I think I might actually prefer this.
Fech (291) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light and bubbly. Strong hops but not overpowering. Crisp with notes of grass and citrus.
jmohno (1106) - Iowa, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper-gold,short head,lacing. Clear, I really like the color of this one.
Fairly hoppy aroma fruit,kinda spicey with general hoppiness.
Taste is smooth,slickish,somewhat toasty/buiscuity with caramel,a little toffee,hops-citrus fruit-tropical like,dryish finish,good bitter,some noticable malt in finish also.Pretty spicey tasting overall. Good beer. Probably wouldnt really know it was a lager besides it being a bit smoother/slicker.
Lowe1983 (1351) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an amber color with a white head. Atoms is mostly citrus and pine hops with some caramel malts. Flavor is also mostly citrus and pine hop. Pretty good.
vmilaxer29 (404) - North Dakota, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is very hoppy with pine and citrus hops it’s also malty with a yeasty bread quality. The appearance is deep gold with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma with a nice non bitter hoppy finish. The palate is smooth. Overall a very good beer.
radio_nowhere (882) - Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2013 Bottle from Spring variety pack (note, it is not Spring). Poured into pint glass, clear golden-amber color with half-finger of creamy off-white head. Aroma is citrus fruits & floral hop forward, bready with some spice notes. Taste leads with the bitter hops, balanced with light malt backbone. Light body, medium carbonation, crisp, clean with lingering bitterness on tongue. I like this lager/IPA, refreshing and very tasty. I like.
NachlamSie (2789) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from the Casual Pint. I have been waiting for someone to make an aggressively American-hopped lager and Sam Adams has done it very well. The aroma gets me stoked right away. Lots of citrus and herb stands out with nothing to stand in its way. The palate is crisp and lighter but the flavor skimps not on hops. Lots of grassy, citrusy hoppiness highlights this beer. It works so obviously well with the lightly yeasty body. I want more of this.