Braudog (5391) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Classic American-looking beer, crystal clear and amber, with just a wisp of a white head. This is an interesting conundrum of a beer ... definitely lagery ... but there’s a swirl of down-right West coast hoppiness in there, too. I could drink lots of this ... (#5037, 5/26/2013)
SudsMcDuff (5375) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
what do i think? you’re nuts .. . deep gold .. great head and lacing .. nice solid dose of hops .. . quite clean for a SA product .. very impressive beer, why can’t all lagers have this solid a dose of hops! .. . . they’re abandoned! We think it’s a winner.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on 7/5/2013. This Imperial Pilsner pours a medium orange gold color from a 12oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head, with decent lacing and nice retention. The aroma is citrusy, hoppy and bready. A medium bodied Imperial Pilsner. The malts are bready, fruity and sweet. The hops are citrusy, floral and slightly piney. Decent carbonation. Nice balance. Crisp and clean. Nice malts at the start with some nice lingering at the finish. Slightly spicy, with some of the grape skin Nelson Sauvin character. An interesting beer. Very drinkable, its hoppy like an IPA, but has that malty sweeter character of a lager. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is somewhat bitter.
arminjewell (5233) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, clear orange pour with nice white head, aroma brought notes of biscuit, bread, some lemon, touch of some odd stale veggie and cardboard notes when cold, but as it warmed it turned into more spicy and old hops. Taste is a mix of slight spice, grain, biscuit, bread, hints of grass, touch of cardboard and old hops, finishing fairly bitter, slightly dry.
douglas88 (5173) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Guntown. A solid brew. Pours a clear golden color with a large white head. A big nice nose of fruity hops. The flavor is oranges and more citrus, crisp, clean malts, very nice.
Mora2000 (5164) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden color with a large white head. The aroma is full of pine and resinous hops, as well as a little biscuit malt. The flavor is similar. I get a ton of hop flavor with some nice grapefruit and pine notes. I also get some biscuit malt. The bitterness is about medium and is very high for a pale lager. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
BVery (5157) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Lizardville Rocky River. Clear light orange pour with a big foamy white head. Citrus and floral nose with a bit of lager yeast. Taste brings some pine into the mix - easy drinking, flavorful, and a crisp clean finish. Really well done.
heemer77 (5064) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the Spring 2013 sampler pack. A hazy orange amber brew with a bright white head. The nose has some strong hay and grapefruit. There is also a lot of the floral hops. The taste was like hoppy grapefruit with a blance of bread crust. There is a dry hay like finish. This is like a nice really hoppy, but not amped up abv, pils. Well made.
swoopjones (4962) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft at Coles, golden orange pour. White head. Not gathering too much West Coast per se. An above average lager, definately more flavor than most. minor pine & citrus. decent
PorterPounder (4960) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Publix Supermarket - 12 oz bottle - part of their ’Spring Thaw’ variety pak. Sparkling light copper pour, sticky white head that leaves nice rings of lacing. Aroma has some light spruce accents, some passion fruit sweetness. Full-bodied flavor with some spearmint accents, a touch of citrus bitterness, some brief spiciness and honey sweetness. Crisp, refreshing mouthfeel. Well done!