jbruner (2298) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear golden yellow on tsp with bubbly white head and light lacing. Aroma is light grass and floral notes, light malt. Taste is more malty than hoppy. Mediocre pale ale with a crisp finish.
Glouglouburp (6004) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: An inoffensive golden beer with a restrained hopping. A bit bland
How: A few 12oz bottles shared by friends at a tasting, probably fresh.
The look: Clear golden body topped by a long-lasting small white head.
In long: Nose is rather discreet by modern hoppy-beers standards, a bit citrusy, a bit grassy, overall muted aroma. Taste has oily cereals, honey notes, citrus fruits, piney-tree, wet grass. Timid bitterness. Overall juicy-oily sensation. Nothing wrong with the array of flavors the beer proposes, however the beer totally lacked punch, felt tired, inexpressive. I usually find hoppy lagers are a good vehicle to really to bring out the hops with a bright definition, certainly not the case here. Inoffensive beer. This Double Agent wasn’t impressive at all, if all Double Agents were as lame we’d still be trying to figure out if Russia is communist country threatening America’s way of life or just a code name for Vodka.
patxa (189) - MEXICO - DEC 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very bitter in the begging. Then it fades away and gets boring and malty. Almost corny. It’s pretending b to be and ipa, but tastes more like a fancy lager. Good Amber color. Weak alcoholic finish. Some fruits too.
beastmaster (246) - Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interested in an ipl. Light citrus and pine aroma. I’d prefer a stronger aroma but pleasing non the less. Clear amber yellow. No bitterness... would be a shameful ipa. But for its style I’m having a hard time rating. Light and crisp but somewhat citrusy. Meh
AirForceHops (3132) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
"Spring Thaw" mix pack 12 oz. bottle. My Sam Adams perfect pint has a large frothy head that dies to a thin layer within about a minute. Nose is vibrant with grapefruit and citrus fruits and lager yeast. Well it smelled nice. The taste is only light Cascade or Centennial hops with light Sam Adams lager yeast. Body is thin, leaning on watery. Lively carbonation gives crisp and clean finish. Reminds me a lot of SA Noble Pils and I’m feeling like SA is getting way to commercial for my tastes. This will appeal to lager and some IPA drinkers. Not really my thing.
Schoedan (7) - Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2013 does not count
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bought and enjoyed in a bottle. Very strong aroma of hops and some fruit mixed in. Has a very refreshing mouthfeel, very crisp. Taste is a bit too bitter for me, and I feel that the hops overwhelm the other more subtle flavors. Overall, a nice beer to try, but definitely not something I’d drink regularly.
badwhale (356) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle to glass mug. Pours a clear yellow with slight amber twinge and white head. Has a great nose of citrus. Tastes pretty hoppy with grapefruit citrus notes. Slightly on the watery size, but very decent.
jd10 (68) - Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours clear and golden. aroma is soapy, citrusy hops and grain. flavor is hoppy upfront - mostly citrus with a bit of pine - and a touch of somewhat sweet fruits. has a dry, flat, lager-like finish.
Rotbart (155) - - MAR 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice amber orange color with a white head. Smooth hoppy flavor with a lively spicey finish.
IndianaRed (2384) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle hazy golden light amber with a nice lasting dense off-white head. Typical aroma of a macro-micro attempt at a West coast IPA. Piney and floral but somehow a b it cardboard and stale. Flavor is lees so, more subdues hop flavors, but balanced with the light malt of a pale lager. Some sweetness still and very drinkable. This hopped up PL with a little more FG works fairly well, though I am not sold on the "style" per se’