hman43 (607) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
rubbishystuff (2028) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to iNBE. A little ale like and a little lager like. Both kind of sweet and hoppy. OK. Serving: Bottle
hfmejias (1037) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JUL 17, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured bright yellow, clear, white fizzy head and lots of lacing on the glass. Aroma of wheat, yeast and some hope; actually not bad. Taste is tart, hoppy, some grain but a bit too watery for my taste. Is not a bad beer by any means, but itís certainly not a rockstar either.
monkeychugg55 (958) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoy by 7/1/15 Slightly hazy gold color with a rocky white head. The aroma is big on spicy, citrusy, and floral Sterling hops. There is an underlying bready, crackery aroma of pils malt as well. Light malt body gets out of the way quick as a huge hop presence takes over. Finishes well on the bitter side, but clean and refreshing. Pretty good stuff.
Oakes (13539) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fairly straightforward pale malts - biscuity - with a dryish, almost continental hop character.
rougeau13 (2192) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Semi-bitter grainy taste. Fruit in the aroma but mostly grain. Pretty light bodied and somewhat dry.
malvrich (104) - durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle into a pilsner glass.
Best by 05/24/2015 so over a week past freshness date and it was priced accordingly.
A: Medium gold with a slight haze and an inch of head retaining nicely. Lots of carbonation and good lacing too.
S: Light bread scent with a faint spicy hop note in the background.
T: A bitter herbal taste up front fairly dominates anything coming in behind. Not altogether good. A bit of a round maltiness finally detected but too little too late. I guess the hop bombs were diffused with age.
M: Medium body and slightly above average carbonation. Pretty average.
O: This beer is past itís freshness date which may explain itís herbal/vegetal character. Iím sure it deserves another rating and maybe it will receive one but it will be a while before I purchase this again. Not very good.
blklab2007 (2092) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 26, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Kinz (3514) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Ernest (6730) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
sturmthis (896) - Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.