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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.


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2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
hman43 (511) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2013
The beer has a citrus smell with a hint of lemon. The head is not very strong. It has a golden color. Initially the taste is quality, but the aftertaste in not that pleasant.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blklab2007 (2080) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 26, 2015
Bottle poured a golden in color with a thin coating of white head. Aroma has pilsner malts, grains, and some light hops. Mouth feel is light with good carbonation. Flavor has the pilsner snap, pale malt, mild hops, and light bitterness into the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kinz (3467) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2015
On tap in the Atlanta airport. Poured a medium gold, clear, decent head. Aroma was pale malts and some spicy/floral/faintly citric hops. Flavor a match. Dry on the finish, fairly bitter but not over the top. Hops more subdued on the palate than expected, but pleasant. Very, very faint hint of a rubbery note - now that I see the description of lager yeast at ale temps, that makes more sense. Not bad. Not remotely a California Common by any stretch.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6597) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Bottle (BB July 14, 2015). Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (grapefruit, apricot). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. The nose is a bit mild and quite simple, a straightforward grapefruity hop affair. Quite bitter in the finish, rather citric as well. A "steam" beer by process, apparently.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sturmthis (856) - Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2015
12oz bottle. Clear yellow color with one finger white head. lemon and grass aroma. Grass, some spices, and lemon on the taste. Not bad, but nothing special.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nephilium (1472) - Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Light lager aroma with some earthy hops. Pours a slightly hazy light straw with a thin white head. Earthy and spicy hop notes are the predominant flavor, with a touch of sweetness and a lingering bitter finish. Very light bodied and easy drinking. A very nice, light drinking spring beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ronaldtheriot (1469) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Sweetwater Road Trip has a thick, frothy, white head, a semi-hazy, yellow-gold appearance, powdery sediment, and heavy lacing left behind. The aroma is of sharp, sweet, white bread, some lemon, and pungent yeast. Taste is of sweet, bitter, lemony, sourdough bread. The bitterness, in fact, is quite pronounced. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Sweetwater Road Trip finishes crisp and refreshing. RJT

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brucebruce81 (313) - Wyoming, USA - MAY 3, 2015
This beer was light and very drinkable it was a summer beer that could be enjoyed all year

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6166) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Bottled, yellow pour, lots of frappe, foam, sour milk and fruit aroma, flavor is dirty hops , flowers, sweet licorice, nice beer

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OscarFalls (52) - excelsior, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2015
I dig. I haven't had many ipps so I'm not sure how to rate. Drink by yourself across the street from people you know. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frank (3270) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2015
This is a really nice blond ale, might even be willing to call it a koelsch or something but probably too hoppy for that. Itís cloudy orange yellow w/ a fine-bubbled white head and all kinds of lacing. This stuff has some bready malt character but it is all about the floral (noble?) hops. The nose is somewhat mild but when you taste it, it is simply bursting w/ mellow hop flavor. Itís medium to full bodied and just a touch sweet, which helps those hops to pop. It finishes w/ a firm, floral bitterness in the finish. This is a really good beer and Iím happy to have it in my area now.


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