Huhzubendah (3481) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served in the sexy, curvy Samuel Adams glass. Clear golden body with moderate effervescence. An inch and a half of foamy white head. Aromas of lager yeast, piney hops, biscuit malt, earth and floral notes. Almost like a hoppier version of Samuel Adams Boston Lager. Medium bitterness. Clean and refreshing. Lasting notes of earthy hops and a bitter tang. Honestly, this is much better than I expected. I haven’t been too impressed with the many hoppy offerings in the Samuel Adams lineup, but I’d have this again.
EyeAmBaldman (461) - Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours straw yellow from the bottle with a nice white head. Aroma is sweet with a tang of hops. Tastes like a lager at first then there’s a nice bite of hops and malts. Good beer overall.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottle] Clear golden colored pour with a fizzy white head on top. Crisp hoppy nose. Grassy hops, cracker, pale malts and light mineral notes in the taste. Quite pilsner-like despite the different hop profile. Lingering floral and citrus hop finish. Moderate carbonation levels. Good stuff.
tillmac62 (685) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
BBD 9/14. Pours a light amber, just a shade above golden, with a slight ruby tint. Massive head with superb lacing and retention. Nice light nose of citrus, grapefruit and sweet tropical, over a bit of biscuit. Light medium body with a smooth texture. Slightly above normal carbonation which imparts a nice effervescence on the finish. The flavor profile is a blend of hop flavor with very little bitterness. The hop flavor is citric, with a focus on grapefruit initially. The middle gets more tropical and ends with a nice biscuit crispness. On the finish, a nice light grapefruit rind bitterness lingers a bit.
generallee08 (772) - New York, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass. The label lists the ABV 5% and there is a short description of the beer.
Appearance: It has a golden honey body with a creamy white head on top. This head has good retention and makes nice leasing on the glass.
Smell: There are nice citrusy hops with notes of tangerines and grapefruit as well as some tropical fruit.
Taste / Palate: The flavor picks up all the hop notes from the nose and adds them to a nice bread base malt. It has a solid medium body with balanced carbonation and mellow bitter finish.
cplough (1) - - JUN 8, 2014 does not count
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice IPL, like their standard lager with the addition of extra hops. Moderate fruity and pine coney hints. Overall, great summer beer.
Hanan (82) - NW Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent session beer at 5 abv. Hops are weak. Like a regular Sam adams with a little hops added. Maybe a touch of citrus flow in it.
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beastmaster (381) - Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interested in an ipl. Light citrus and pine aroma. I’d prefer a stronger aroma but pleasing non the less. Clear amber yellow. No bitterness... would be a shameful ipa. But for its style I’m having a hard time rating. Light and crisp but somewhat citrusy. Meh
Beerandhockey8 (354) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From 12oz bottle to shaker. Pour is a nice amber-yellow with a thick white head. Nose is hoppy, earthy and citrus, but with a touch of malt. Taste is light bodied, hop bitterness with malt sweetness. Finishes crisp. Cool idea from Boston.
HKdIPA (679) - HONG KONG - MAY 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from QClub at home. Clear deep golden pour. Fresh hoppy aroma with a pilsner-y smell. Crisp hoppy flavor - bit piney. Definite lager taste. Very good for an easy-drinking lager.