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RATINGS: 286   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dchmela (2848) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2007
Thanks to Ian for briinging this back from Ga. Pours a nice golden color and big white head. Light slightly hoppy aroma. Taste has a little hoppy bite that lingers a little into the aftertaste. Not as good as the IPA, but a nice change of pace.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - JUL 20, 2007
Bottle. This bottle traveled from Georgia to Virginia and then from Virginia to CA (thanks alexanderj). Aroma of yeast, some bready malt, citrus, and some spice. Kind of watery on the palate and dry in the finish (like a lager). Not much initial flavor, but the aftertaste is a compilation of the aromas.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JonnyC22 (164) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 20, 2007
Overall pretty good but a severely bitter aftertaste. May have just been the keg.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hank1980 (963) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2007
Looks like 420, with a clear gold color, little lacing, small head. Aroma is yeasty with some spice. Flavor is hoppy. Not very lively and very light. Not SW’s best.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2007
Poured a very light golden color, with a small white head. Very straightforward, small amount of biscuit before finishing with a tiny dose of hops. A relatively dry finish overall. I enjoyed it with my dinner, nothing bad about it, just not much to it in general.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
muddyfeet (72) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2007
Very odd. Bottle said it was brewed to be a pilsner but ale yeast was used instead. And I am not sure if an American double pilsner is spot on for style. Pours a relatively clear but slightly cloudy golden color. No head but some film. However, there is a some extreme carbonation going on in the glass. Nose is malty and an off-sourness that I don’t really like. flavor is just wierd. Ale body and texture but a pilsner flavor. Is there such a thing as a bi-polar, schizophrenic beer? Malts and biscuits and something akin to wet paper. I would almost say this beer is passed its prime but the bottle says best before 9/17/07 (plus it is summer and this is the summer seasonal). hops give off a wierd sourness that is like sucking on cardboard. Ale-like body is a bit heavy for the style. Not something I would grab on a hot summer day.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2007
Ain’t nothing wrong with this one. Slightly grassy aroma with some orange and peach aromas faintly in the background. Surprisingly strong bitterness on top of a crisp apple and honey flavor. A decent mistake but I don’t know if it’s worth continuing to produce it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2011 12oz bottle from TheBeerCellar - thanks, Matt! A mighty fine extra, and the first I’ve ever had from Sweetwater I think. Can definitely taste the pilsner in there waiting to break out, with a nice flavorful ESB jockeying for position as well. It comes together more or less, not perfectly integrated but refreshing, mildly complex, and very enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2007
Thanks to goldtwins for this one. Pale golden/yellow beer with a thin white head. Light cloudiness. Bright citrusy aroma, a light lemony/herbal hoppiness. Loads of noble hop character throughout this with a soft pilsner malt base. Very hoppy flavour with loads of saaz character. A touch of sulfury flavour on the back. the ale yeast doesn’t really contribute much at all to this leaving a behind a lovely pilsner-style brew that would be fantastic for the summer. I really enjoyed this one.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cmycoskie (23) - Georgia, USA - JUL 2, 2007
Not Sweetwaters best attempt. I think if they release it again they will change the recipe and should be way better. They know what they are doing over there so try generation two of this brew.


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