zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ HopCat for RBSG’10 - citrusy and light. Creamy caramel, piney. Crackery malts, and hoppy aftertones. Finishes dry piney and astringent.
TheAlum (5575) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler on tap at HopCat (Grand Rapids, MI). Pours a nice mellow straw pour, decent haze, small whitish head dies to a tiny film. Laces minimally. Aromas are lightly floral and grapefruit, pale malts and bread mix with a touch of biscuit. Initial is clean, lightly citrus and floral hops mix with pale malts, a touch of soap and pine but a really nice sessionable pale ale, not as Impressive as say Hangin’ Frank, but considerably different preaching a lighter malt body but perhaps more noticeable with lighter more lemon and grassy hops, earthiness over "Big Hops". Then again, as a Pale lager it jumps with good flavors and shouldn’t need to be compared to an APA.
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at clr gold white head, nose spicy grassy nose , fl grassy and spicy clean simple and refreshing.
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
tap at hopcat. clear, yellowish straw body with white wispy head. this beer was very much like a pilsner. grassy, grainy flavor with a mild hop citrus profile and some earth. nothing great. slightly sour finish..