epiphyte707 (65) - eureka, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours golden clear orange thin layer of suds. Smells like a field of humulus lupulus on a beautiful sunny cool day, piny, touch of citrus and sweet sugar cane. Tastes light biscuity and green hop floral slight citrusy zesty presence such subtle crisp clean malt finish with hops lingering. This has the hops presence of pliny but the body of a pale. So drinkable and satisfying.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge thanks to luisc123 for this in a BIF I won. 64 oz. growler of this long time want served in a Brewery Vivant snifter.
A: Pours a solid gold color, slightly hazy, with a big pure white head forming on the pour. It recedes slowly down the glass with excellent retention. Sticky sheets of lace are left down the glass.
S: Light hoppy bitterness with a cracker malt profile. The lager yeast is present as well on the backend to remind you it’s still a pilsner at heart.
T: Just like the nose. Generously hopped with a slghtl bitterness and fruitiness mixing with a sweet cracker malts. The lagery yeast is there again bring a light corny and popcorn flavor with a slight dank hop characteristic as well.
M: Light bodied with an insane drinkability. Nicely carbonated with a really smooth and slightly drying finish.
O: I really liked this beer a whole lot. Super drinkable with a great balance between the hops and the malt profile. The yeast profile was assertive enough to let you know it’s still a pilsner which was great.
Serving type: growler
SDalkoholic (2057) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 25, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Toronado: Aroma had scents of fresh hops and spicy yeast while the beer appeared as a bold gold color topped by a thin layer of film head. The flavor stings of hops and pine plus additional citrus notes. Also, allows for malt in a sweet syrup and sugar profile. Finishes metallic with strong grapefruit and orange like tastes.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4442) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2013 Sampled on draft at the House of 1000 Beers this beer poured a murky apricot color with a medium sized creamy orange-white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was very strong sweet peach, apricot, orange and fruit cocktail. The flavor was very strong peach, apricot, pineapple, orange and fruit cocktail. Turns a bit dry and harsh then follows with a long finish of peach, apricot, pineapple and fruit cocktail. Thick and full bodied. Outstanding!
vtafro (2277) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Yellow pour with white head. Light lager tones. Ginger Randall doesn’t really effect flavor, had each in comparison.
coharahawk (167) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at MKE Public Market. Pours light gold with a small white head. Aroma is predominately citrus hops. Flavor is similar, and probably somewhat overbittered, however, I think that is probably the point of the beer. It’s a good version of an IPL.
dalekliz (823) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours a murky orange with a white head. Aroma of hops, citrus, pine, grass, and malt. Taste of bitter hops, yeast, ripe juicy fruit, grass. Lingering yeasty bitterness. Excellent lager.
mfrato (99) - - AUG 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at backcountry. Hops flit in an out. Pours cloudy pale. Hoppy aroma. Very good beer.
BVery (5437) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewpub. Clear golden orange pour. White head. Pine and cat pee aroma. Somewhat juicy. Grain. Pretty solid!
JohnnyJ (4040) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I thought I have already tried this, but Im finally rating it. Pours a semi cloudy golden color, with an off white head. Citrus, grassy, piney hops, doughy bread, and some sweetness. A simple, drinkable beer. Good thirst quencher.