AT7000 (6) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I too was surprised that I really enjoyed this beer. I’m not really a fan of most Sam Adams beers. However, this one is solid and has a quite interesting taste to boot. Basically, a hopped up, piney, citrusy lager.
A good sessionable beer based on its 5% ABV. And it would be an excellent paring with food, since it is not as overpowering as a strong IPA style. I could down 4-5 of these pretty quikly- It makes for a nice Spring/Summer type beer.
mar (5041) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gold pour with a white head. Fruity malts, dough, earthy hops and light spice. Nice palate earthy grain, hops, dough, caramel and a sweet finish.
Atom (1876) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours a clear copper/orange with a large off-white head. Aroma of stale caramel malt, modeling clay, and fruity hops. Taste of mellow smooth caramel malt, some earthy mineral yeast qualities, with some lightly present hops. Not impressed, just meh.
guzzler67 (1575) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber appearance with an average size, off white head and light lacing. Tropical fruit and lemon are prominent in the aroma. Resinous, piney hop characteristics more pronounced in the taste. Aftertaste has a earthy, citrus edge. Medium bodied, decently carbonated mouthfeel with a medium length finish.
Beerdedone (3003) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with a frothy white head. Aroma of pine, citrus and orange. Flavor of pale malts, pine, citrus, grapefruit, orange and had a bit of caramel with a crisp dry finish.
mstrcrwly (724) - New York, USA - APR 8, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
had a few years ago..and was pleasantly surprised at the hop profile on this one..
ALLOVATE (2681) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
As far as aroma with all those hops it seems they act to cancel each other out instead of complimenting. Quite a sweet and muddled nose with caramelised blood orange and tangelos dominating an otherwise piney, woody and nutty backdrop with the faintest hint of kelp and burnt matches. Settles in the glass a misty, pastel orange with little life and a wash of suds atop. A much cleaner and refined palate is displayed. Lighter than expected in body with tight, spritzy carbonation. Quite tart with a vinous quality seeing through to a dry, white wine and sour berry finish. Quite a medial bitterness that is lost underneath the fruit. Malt is biscuity like fresh baked rock cakes. Not exactly an exciting number it pales against other lagered India pales I have tried. May be a re-rate of a fresher batch is needed. (12fl.Oz, BBE 02/15, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)
hotstuff (4424) - Indiana, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated on 11-01-2013 (Bottle from Kroger’s Marketplace-Fort Wayne, IN) The aroma is citrus, pine hops, grapefruit, fruity and malt. The flavor is moderately bitter, citrus, pine hops, grapefruit and malt. The mouthfeel of this beer is watery and thin. It is a light bodied beer. Overall, a quaffable hoppy tasting beer that is worth trying.
mkel07 (4399) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Brewhouse Brisbane 040315. Thin bodied but seems full in the mouth. Definite lager characteristics but also some ale qualities as well, confusing the senses.
hopdog (10105) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Poured a golden color with a larger sized head. Stale hops, some lighter fruitiness, and lighter citrus.
DavoleBomb (1614) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a pils glass.
4.5 A: Clear medium orange color. Two and a half fingers of pillowy off-white head. Retention is pretty good and a tons of lacing is left.
4.0 S: After having some SA fruit drinks, I’m relieved to smell an actual beer again. Hops run wild in this. Huge floral hoppiness with notes of grapefruit, pine, and herbalness. The lager is clean with a mild neutral maltiness.
3.5 T: The taste is missing big flavors and a central focus, but it’s still quite tasty. It’s a "mellow" IPL. Mild bitterness, moderate neutral maltiness, clean. Hops are floral foremost with a touch of herbalness and grapefruit. Faint caramel.
3.75 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonable creamy and super smooth.
3.75 D: Pretty good beer with no faults.
DavoleBomb, May 30, 2013