badwhale (297) - 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.
jbruner (1124) - Tallahassee, Florida, 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.
badpuppy69 (71) - orange, California, USA - MAY 21, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a light Copper orange thick tight off white head great lacing from the top. Aroma citrucy hops with some orange and floral notes mild pineyness. Taste follows the nose perfect with a smooth light to medium mouth feel. Awesome beer for the price! Easy drinking but still has a good hoppy character and perfect Sweet maltyness to balance it out. Great session beer! Samuel Adams again thumps it out of the park with this one!
dzimm27 (133) - - MAY 19, 2013
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Citrusy hop aroma, clear pale gold color. Smooth as a lager should be but the gold are muddled, nothing comes through cleanly. A bit of a soapy endnote too. Neat but would not buy again.
Sammy (7035) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The best I have had to date of these hoppy agers. Thanks Americo for sharing the growler. A nice mouthfeel. lacy, a dry finish, good drinkability.
BREWMUSKCLES (1992) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
regular lager aroma with bit of grapefruit hop. nice drinker with grapefruit it is lighter in body with good funky malt flavor. smooth, sudsy and a bit sugary.
Jacksonw140 (2) - - MAY 17, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lives up to the name. Starts off hoppy but finishes with a lot of flavor and the sparkle of a somewhat dark lager
commonshawn (22) - - MAY 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Straw color. Good lacing. Starts like a lager, but ends with a grain and fruit finish that makes it very interesting. And better than the typical lager
wxman (1175) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Global Brew. Pours a clear gold with a nice white head. Aroma is spicy and grassy. Taste is smooth quenching lager with sweet pale malt and mild spicy hops.
MrBeerFanatic (722) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light amber with a pillow head decent retention and light carbonation. Aromas of fruity/floral hops(grapefruit, pine) and caramel. Flavors of light pine, spruce, light floral, and just a light caramel backbone. Leaves a slight corn/grain aftertaste. Lightly sweet. Mostly comes through like an ipa slightly above the average especially in the nose. Pleasantly surprised with this one!
hayduke (2933) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2013 Shared with Stryzone via Facebook Chat. i read the bottle wrong and thought this was IPA, not IPL. Dave set me straight. It poured a amber gold with a dingy white head and good lacing. Nose is a lot of hops...with flowers, citrus, and some pine. Medium in body and with a very smooth lager mouth feel. Flavor is very rich and shows a ton of west coast hops and the lager smoothness and hops make for a delightful beer. I wonder why more brewers don’t do this. The best of both worlds....lager smoothness and clarity and all the flavor of an IPA.