OmegaX (1300) - 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.
mmmbeer (1267) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle served in shaker- poured a transparent dulled orange copper color, half finger foamy off tan head formed and laced nicely upon the vessel, light carbonation. Aroma of lemon, citrus, and some pine. Hits the mouth with a high medium body, malt was barely sweetened at all with caramel as a good size hop cresent in the middle comes, finish if finely acidic. ’MERICA!
Finhead (1259) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2013 Clear, deep gold with a white head. The malty aroma has some bread and cereal notes. The light body has an oily texture with lively carbonation. It has a mildly bitter taste with a dry finish.
tnkw01 (1247) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Great beer. Loved the rich citrus hop taste that one finds in a IPAD but had that crisp refreshing finish of a lager. Great stuff.
degbert (1247) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark gold-orange with a high, fine-grained, cream-colored head. Nose is herbal and floral, but also has a vanilla-like note. A lot of toffee-like sweetness on the open, with hops citrus and some bitterness on the midpalate. More citrus on the close, and a very pleasant smooth, rich mouthfeel. Not a lot of carbonation. Quite nice.
Onslow (1225) - 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.
EtTuCthulhu (1205) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This aroma is pure hops, but a distinct undercurrent of spruce comes through. When poured, this beer is orange in color, and there is a medium head that dissipates quickly. When sipped, the beer is of a medium bitterness and slightly salty, and the combination of this beer’s abrupt finish, average carbonation, medium body, and sticky texture do make this beer a mouthful.
beerfest5 (1197) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This seems to be the new cool thing in brewing now, a lager that is supposed to taste like an IPA. My question naturally is, "why not just have an IPA". Not liking it too much.
Danyel (1196) - Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours light orange with white head. Smells fruity. Tastes very fruity with a lagerish finish. It’s a a nice transition beer for lager lovers to ale lovers, and vice versa. Good.
AndyW68 (1184) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow, did not expect this from Samuel Adams. Thier beers are accetable for the most part, but this is really good. Coppery pour with nice white hewd. Aroma is nice mixture of lemon and hops. Sweet and bitter are fairly well balanced.