pianotu (67) - USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rarely do you put 'refreshing' next to an IPA, but this IPLager gets that done. Still plenty of hops and a lingering dryness, this is a beautifully balanced and smooth brew.
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fidelis83 (2120) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber pour with a 3+finger, creamy, off white head, that has good retention. Citrus, toast, pine, mineral notes and a little doughy yeast in the aroma. Flavor is nicely cirusy up front with a little lemon, then some grass, floral and very light pine hops, bread and mineral crispness to the finish. Light body with a light to moderate, blanketing carbonation and off dry feel. Pretty nice, the yeast comes off a little strong and hampers the crisp and refreshing nature a bit, but still a tasty summer sessioner. Hopefully it is actually still around for summer, it would make a great lawnmower beer.
Onslow (1241) - 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 (413) - 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 (3934) - 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 (1192) - 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 (1367) - 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 (412) - 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.