Ughsmash (7267) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured clear, light, orangey-golden with a sticky beige head. The aroma picked up fresh pine, black pepper, and citrus hoppage over sweet caramel and bready notes.. fresh and quite nice. The flavor found bitter pine resin and grapefruit throughout, with caramel and lesser fruit supporting.. bitter, refreshing finish. Light-medium bodied, bitter, and engaging on the palate.. great stuff overall!
bb (7193) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Pine and grapefruit aroma with light mineral notes and malt. Pine and grapefruit flavor with light sweet malt. Medium bodied. Pine and grapefruit linger with light sweet malt.
marcus (7157) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours reddish copper with an attractive beige head and a bread and toffee aroma. There is a medium-bodied pale malt flavor with a dry slightly bitter finish. Very refreshing.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle: Pours a clear deep golden bronze with a clingy-lacing froth of off-white head. Has a fresh herbal hoppy nose with notes of citrus and pine atop lightly toasted caramel malts. Starts with good fullness and appropriate carbonation along with lightly sweet pale malts and good resiny hop flavor and bitter balance. Smooth and very drinkable.
douglas88 (6797) - 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.
swoopjones (6629) - 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
blipp (6615) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle.Clear amber gold with a big off white head. Clean malty base, with bitter piney and citric hops, followed by a bitter finish. Clean, light, hoppy, refreshing, and cheap (relatively). This beer at this price point is a very awesome thing.
drowland (6591) - Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
3/3/13. 12oz bottle from Proof in Tallahassee. Clear copper pour with a nice white head that fades and laces surprisingly well. Rich hop aroma with plenty of citrus and dank with some pine and caramel and doughy almost pilsner malts. Lighter flavor with caramel and doughy malts and a touch of citrus. Not bad.
Radek Kliber (6586) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Where and how: bottle 355 ml
Aromafruity citrus feel. Plenty of caramel sweetness, I would say tad too much. Late raw bitterness behind. This could be set up in better way.
Top: large frothy white top, sparse lace. Presentable.
Base: fine haze on amber plain.
Palate : medium full bodied, finer carbonation.
Taste: Front noted by caramel sweet malts wrapped by citrus bitters. A bit chaotic in set up.
Other notes Sam Adams can do better.
slowrunner77 (6545) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"I may have waited a little too long on this, but it IS before the date and still pleasantly hoppy and floral. Tropical fruits, citrus and a hint of pine. Light in body, so as not to be cloying. Solid brew. Best new one I’ve had from them in a while."