skmikeg (621) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden light orange with a one finger white head which leaves nice lecing throughout. Aroma is of citrus, pine, sweet bready malts, and some grassy hops. Taste is citrus (mainly grapefruit) pine, sweet bready malts, caramel, and some grassy notes. Had a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel with a semi dry, moderately bitter, moderate finish. Overall, a tasty mix of a IPA and lager that is a nice surprise from Sam Adams.
osu97gp (615) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear orange with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma of citrus & pine hops with some malt. Flavor of mostly grapefruit hops with a nice balance sweet malt. Quite good.
Stldsf1 (613) - 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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charule (610) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at a party. Poured pale amber with min white head. Aroma of light resin and malt. Med bod and carb. Taste is bitter that lasts.
joeyplush (603) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
As advertised, tastes like an IPA with a little Sam Adams lager mixed in. Takes a little getting used to but it's not bad. Not sure if I'd buy this regularly but if I saw it on the menu at a restaurant/bar I'd probably order one.
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radio_nowhere (602) - Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2013 Bottle from Spring variety pack (note, it is not Spring). Poured into pint glass, clear golden-amber color with half-finger of creamy off-white head. Aroma is citrus fruits & floral hop forward, bready with some spice notes. Taste leads with the bitter hops, balanced with light malt backbone. Light body, medium carbonation, crisp, clean with lingering bitterness on tongue. I like this lager/IPA, refreshing and very tasty. I like.
GMUcrew7 (576) - Mason, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark golden pour with a bubbly white head. Strong pine and grapefruit hop aromas. Nicely balanced flavor, the citrus and pine hops are still strong but there is a nice sweet malt finish. Crisp and smooth body, a very nice lager.
bluemooner (574) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper with a medium white head. Aroma is floral hops and citrus. Flavor is citrus and tropical fruits with floral, grassy hops. Medium body with heavy carbonation. Pretty good.
drsordr (572) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Surprising hop nose. Citrus hop with balance front he malt. Not a very long finish, but solid beer, very reminiscent of ipa
twindadplus2 (570) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light bronze color with a foamy white head. Sweet malt aroma with a citrus background. Flavor is smooth malt up front blending with a piney, herbal bitterness into a creamy malt and crisp herbal finish. Medium to full bodied with a lively carbonation. A really good beer