PhillyBeer2112 (2604) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well in some ways this is kinda like SABL that has been hammered with hops. It has the same smooth rounded malt profile of SABL, but a big resiny, catty, spicy hop nose and flavor profile. Fairly enjoyable but the hops were maybe a little on the harsh side, got a bit tiresome to drink after awhile.
Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4/16/2014. From bottle. Amber color with a white head. Not sure why this would be listed as an Imperial Pils at 5%. Maybe the IPL is India Pale Lager? In any regard, very tasty, well made, good hoppy flavors.
lb4lb (2570) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice rich gold pour with beige head. Smell is tea like hops and fruit. Taste is crisp tea like hops and moderate crisp bitterness. Good full body and prickly carbonation. Pretty drinkable and feels like a pretty strong ipa hop wise. Pretty good but probably wouldn’t get again still.
MadIndian (2562) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Canals. It was ok. Some nice hop, pine, floral. A mild peppery and grapefruit finish.
ALLOVATE (2541) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
As far as aroma with all those hops it seems they act to cancel each other out instead of complimenting. Quite a sweet and muddled nose with caramelised blood orange and tangelos dominating an otherwise piney, woody and nutty backdrop with the faintest hint of kelp and burnt matches. Settles in the glass a misty, pastel orange with little life and a wash of suds atop. A much cleaner and refined palate is displayed. Lighter than expected in body with tight, spritzy carbonation. Quite tart with a vinous quality seeing through to a dry, white wine and sour berry finish. Quite a medial bitterness that is lost underneath the fruit. Malt is biscuity like fresh baked rock cakes. Not exactly an exciting number it pales against other lagered India pales I have tried. May be a re-rate of a fresher batch is needed. (12fl.Oz, BBE 02/15, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)
Bulk_Carrier (2539) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance had a three finger off white foamy head lasts for a good three minutes, speckled slightly foamy spider web lacing graces the pilsener and leaves some rings, slowly moving carbonation is seen rising.
The smell had some grassy hops up front, slight pepper tones in the back and slightly underneath are the malts.
The taste had a nice peppery/spiciness as the hops and malts combine to give a good hoppy kick.
The palate was about a medium, sessionable, some slight harshness on the tongue, no aftertaste, sticky finish.
Overall, this is a nice pale lager that I would come back to, too bad my whole six pack is gone.
Metalchopz (2534) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice, an India Pale Lager. Part of their Spring Thaw mixed pack. Rich golden colour with a frothy off-white head that stays very long, and creates thick foamy lacing. Beautiful full IPA Cascades hoppy nose with the typical grapefruit notes. The difference is in the taste. Pretty much the same, but much milder. Still, the grapefruits and pines are present. I really enjoyed this switch on the style, from ale to lager.
MrBunn (2528) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pour is a nice clean orangish gold with a decent head that dies down almost immediately. Aromas are weak... A little grain dust and a mild hop presence is all I pick up. Flavor is more interesting, but pretty washed out. Caramel malt up front with a bland tropical fruit finish.
umich03jm (2504) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2013 Bottle. Pours a golden orange color with a thick foamy head that fades normally. Aroma is fairly hoppy. Lots of grass and hay, light flowers. Taste is pretty much the same. Very grassy and floral, lightly spicy. Very little malt to back it up. Finish is dry and crisp. Not bad, I wish they would have this as the spring seasonal instead of the Alpine Spring. Re-rate 10/12/13 - Taste and aroma still seem focused on flowers but there’s also some nice pine and tropical fruit coming through too. It’s also not as dry as I remember. Good beer.
Jow (2502) - New York, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Grabbed the Hop Project mix sixes from Duane Reed. Pours clear copper with one finger soapy white head that dissipates quickly. Great nose of grapefruit. Tastes of tropical fruit, grapefruit, bready, light tea leaves, and cloves. Very drying and smooth.