arnold931 (768) - Iowa, USA - JUL 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. A nice hoppy lager. Nose is nice sweet yeast and hops. Good sweetness and bitterness is the flavor. Interesting.
MikeJslc (767) - USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep gold, clear, off white head. Aroma of piney, citrusy hops with a little caramel. Flavor: citrus-apricot hop flavor with a little vegetal/herbal note, grainy malt.
GnarlyGnome (756) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: pours a light copper color with a big fluffy off white head. Aromas of caramel, pine and resin. Flavor is very nice... resin and pine, but some sweet caramel too. It’s all mellow and super drinkable, though. Awesome stuff. Definitely pushes the innovation factor and gets a few extra points there. Such a simple concept, but done so very well.
generallee08 (739) - 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.
smaynard6000 (733) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from spring pack. Pours a crystal clear copper color with average-sized foamy white head. Citrusy hoppy aroma. Crisp and smooth with citrusy and tropical hop flavor. A nice twist on the typical IPA profile.
EdInSaltLake (724) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel malt, herbal aroma; a tiny amount of sulfur-ish aroma. Herbal, citrus, peppery hop flavor--with a light caramel malt flavor that gets sweeter in the finish.
"Enjoy by Nov. 2013"
HuskerTan (718) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 28, 2013
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle.
A- Spices, herbs, grains.
A- Copper color, clear liquid, white head.
T- Heavy bitterness, medium malts, subtle fruit tones.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, long bitter finish.
O- I was hoping this might be a change from an IPA but it seemed that to me there wasn’t much of a difference which was a disappointment for me.
PhatB420 (718) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz into a glass. Smell upfront is ipa hoppy, with citurs, grapefruit and then dried lemon. Its a nice mix when the inital taste comes in mildly malty,disntincly lager like, mellow and crisp, then the hops advance in the aftertaste and the beer finished ipa like. Fruitty emissions of orange, pineapple and peach. I enjoy the sessionalbe status of this, as the aroma and taste presume otherwise, but Ill trust the bottle. Colori s mild orange, light tan and mellow sunshine.
MarkSachon (710) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from the Spring Thaw sampler case. Very pleasing with a freshness all about. No bite from hop excess or associated bitterness. A vague creaminess throughout.
Bricks (699) - Delaware, USA - MAR 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark golden color with a fairly decent white head. Aroma is like an earthy pale lager with some hops. Taste of hay, hops and grapefruit. A bit dry and bitter.