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RATINGS: 280   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 53   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Road trips are balls-out adventures loaded with unexpected twists, just like when this beer hit black ice and got spun!. It started out as an IPA recipe, but halfway down the road it blew a tire and a Pilsner yeast was pitched as a spare; an IPP yo! The fiery Pilsner backbone adds a nitrous-like boost to the van load of hops that would make any German pucker up when those hop afterburners singe their lederhosen!

Brewed with a Lager yeast at Ale temps using Sterling hops and Pilsner Malt to make this a crisp and hoppy twisted up seasonal treat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jake65 (2873) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Bottle from goldtwins - thanks! Pours a soft yellow with a modest white head and light lacing. Nose is mild of hops and maltiness. Taste is more hoppy (citrus) than expected for this style. A little grassey and malty, but a nice session ale nonethless.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
unclemattie (4350) - Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2007
12oz bottle. A Cream Ale with Pilsner malts and hops?? Light yellow in color. Grassy hops and malts. Light ale body. Odd and hopefully forgettable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2007
Thanks Badgerben for sharing. Grainy nose with hints of hops. Nondescript grainy body with a little bit of hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3190) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2007
8/12/2007: Sweetwater Road Trip is golden yellow in color and slightly hazy. The small, foamy white head doesnít last very long. The aroma is doughy yet slightly sweet with some fruit as well as hints of grass and spice. The flavor contains pale, bready malt and is modestly sweet with some fruitiness to it. It has a spicy and grassy bitterness in the finish like a Pils. The bitterness actually begin to bite just before the finish and then sticks, inviting another drink. This beer has a clean finish and is light, with a smooth mild level of carbonation. Overall it is zesty and refreshing. Quite interesting and lively.

12 fl. oz. bottle (Best if enjoyed by 09/17/07) slipped into my cooler by decaturstevo at the August Cincinnati RateBeer Gathering. Thanks Stevo! Iím glad you could make it up here and I appreciate the thoughtfulness. Rating #47 for this beer...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
badgerben (4576) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2007
Another from Brentfeesh. Yellow color with no head. Primarily a grainy aroma and taste, with a bit of sweetness on the finish. Rather plain, but a nice little session ale.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
JK (4863) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2007
This is like a very light lager. It isnít bad, there is a little malt flavor, but very light overall. The pilsner would have been more interesting. Very light hops in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5283) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2007
Single 12-oz bottle shared my Badgerben, pours a pale golden yellow brew with an average white head that slowly dissolves and leaves behind a decent head and lacing. Aroma of multi-grain malt, citrus zest, musty wood and a touch of pepper. Taste is light to medium bodied, light carbonated with flavors of multi-grain malt, slightly bitter hops and some spice. Finish is slightly sweet, and then a clean cut taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NachlamSie (2918) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2007
Bottle best before Sept. 17, 2007. Pours a light golden color with a small white head. Actually, this is pretty light. The aroma has strong papery hops with touches of cedar, a bit of fresh corn, and a lightly sweet citrus aspect. Hm, pretty interesting beer here. I once had a pilsener-styled ale from another brewery that was a bit disappointing. Iím not a big pilsener fan, but this has some admiral qualities borrowed from the style and melded into this summer quencher. The finish is pretty dry due to the hops, but the initial deliver wets my whistle. This is obviously meant to be a light-bodied summer beer, but it has admirable character and no real flaws. Itís not overly sweet, itís clean, and itís just a little bit different than a straight up golden ale or a pils. Probably not strikingly variant enough for me to identify those nuances without reading it on the label, but itís a neat beer. One of the better in a lackluster style.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Palidor19 (3050) - Brandon, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2007
there is nothing that really impresses me about this beer. the hops flavor seem a bit overbearing. its dry with a touch of orange flavor. drink only if you got it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2007
Bottle from trade. Pours a light golden color with a medium off white head. Aroma of grassy hops, citrus, and spice. Taste is mellow and dry. Has a malty sweetness in the finish. Tasty but nothing special.

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