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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 53   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spilledpint (352) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2013
12 oz. bottle from Harris Teeter Carrboro, best by July 22. Ar: Aroma is grassy, bread dough, and a bit of fruitiness. Ap: Pours a crystal clear light copper/gold with a small frothy head that leaves nice lace. T: Slightly sweet malty flavor up front, finish is nicely bittered with grass and lemony notes. P: Medium-thin body, medium carbonation. O: Gotta go against the grain a bit on this one. This is a nice spring/summer beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5231) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Hazy golden coloured body with a rich, thick, three centimetre tall white head. Aroma of pale malt, grass, light hops and a touch of citrus. Light-bodied; Sharp metallic flavour up front with a grassy note, some subdued earthiness and a pale, yet distinct malt flavour. Aftertaste is a touch bland with a little grassiness and a light metallic note and a faint sweetness near the end. Overall, a light yet pungent grassy character with noticeable finish - not a bad beer for the style and showing much less bitterness than others in this style. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Washington (Foggy Bottom, Eye Street NW), DC on 28-May-2015 for US$2,49 sampled at home in Washington on 12-November-2015.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tnkw01 (1536) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Bottle. The deScription has a lot of flowery language for an IPA. Dark gold color with a large head. Citrus and spruce taste and aroma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rubbishystuff (2112) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Thanks to iNBE. A little ale like and a little lager like. Both kind of sweet and hoppy. OK. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hfmejias (1113) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JUL 17, 2015
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 it’s certainly not a rockstar either.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
monkeychugg55 (972) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (13931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 7, 2015
Fairly straightforward pale malts - biscuity - with a dryish, almost continental hop character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rougeau13 (2275) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Semi-bitter grainy taste. Fruit in the aroma but mostly grain. Pretty light bodied and somewhat dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
malvrich (130) - durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2015
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 it’s freshness date which may explain it’s herbal/vegetal character. I’m 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blklab2007 (2108) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kinz (3567) - 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.

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