Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper pour with red tint. Citrusy hops explode on nose and first sip. Malts and slight bitterness follow up. Very nice
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OmegaX (1344) - Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks again for this brew, Chipalsa. Nose is floral, citrusy hops, some dankness, and a light malt aroma. Reminded me a bit of Evil Genius from B. Nektar. Taste follows pretty well with a bread and grain aftertaste, a touch of honey, and a ton of hop goodness. Definitely drinks like a hoppy pale ale.
Chipalsa (1311) - Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2013 This one is a winner for sure. From the bottle poured a clean yellow body with a thick sea-foam head. Aromas were spicy and pungent of west coast hops and pine, seriously nice floral smell! The taste was full of bitter hops, pineapple, honey and light lemongrass. Most definitely one of Sam Adams’ best. I loved this beer and hope they get smart and go with 6-packs!
maxwelldeux (4164) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a very clear light amber color with a moderate white head. Nose has some great floral and citrus hops to it. Taste is light and smooth, with a heft amount of bitterness up front and just a slight bit of lagery sweetness on the back end. REALLY interesting brew.
bconch (324) - - 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 (379) - 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 (6838) - .....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? you’re nuts .. . deep gold .. great head and lacing .. nice solid dose of hops .. . quite clean for a SA product .. very impressive beer, why can’t all lagers have this solid a dose of hops! .. . . they’re abandoned! We think it’s 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.
SrSilliGose (3319) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - 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 (11246) - 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.