jackl (5806) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg @ Mekong. Hazy amber pour with a tiny white head. The nose is full of mango. Pretty bright, mild underarm. Very much the aroma of a ballsy IPA. The taste is of mellow orange sherbet. Toasted white bread. Grassy bitterness on the finish. Medium body, crisp. Pretty tasty stuff.
Minderbinder (2603) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Reservoir (Waterbury)
Pours golden with low white head. Very nice lacing. Aroma is of strawberries, fruits. Taste is of citrus, strawberries, bitterness. Palate: Light-medium body. Somewhat sticky for a lager. Overall: Pretty fruity. Not your usual lager. Good!
tom10101 (3906) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ The Reservoir (Waterbury). Clear golden/orange wit a small white head and some lacing. Aroms if fruity with citrus, lot of hops, grassy notes and light floral presence. Taste is slight sweet with citrus, fruits and grass with a light bitter finish. Medium body. Good carbonation. Slightly sticky and dry finish. Very good beer. Main feature is the large amount of hops in the aroma. Drinkable and quenching.
Ontape (469) - Valley Village, California, USA - JAN 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2014 Super fresh growler, I believe this was release day for a new batch and man can you tell. Like the difference between eating fruit off the tree and from the grocery store. The hops and malt are in full display and it is lovely. Everything is clean, clear and in balance here. I just love fresh beer.
The crazy thing to me is this tastes like a dry-hopped Brett ale -- one of my very favorite styles. I donít drink many lagers so I donít know if thatís typical.
For me, The Bruery really shines on this moderate ABV stuff.
UPDATE, 3 months and as couple growlers later. Itís time to raise my rating -- Iím in love with this one. It is an incredible beer every time. Amazing as a hop showcase. Pretty much perfection for what it seems to want to be. I am in the Bruery Reserve Society but have passed up the limited beers every time lately in favor of this. Iíve had a few other hoppy lagers now and none come close. Calling it 4.4 and feeling like Iím underrating it.
AdamChandler (3590) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale yellow. Nose is uber juicy like tangerine rind. Peaches, bark and orange candies. Very crass and easy to drink.
dcbeerslinger (28) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright golden appearance. Thick, sticky hops w/ mango flavor dominating. Not as crisp as I'd like for a hoppy lager.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
merc7186 (2568) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Citrus, Piney, Yeast
Appearance. Hazy Golden Straw, Passes Some Light, Thin White Head Ring, Decent Lacing
Taste: Yeasty, Piney, Mild Citrus
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying
firstsip (684) - Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle at Royal Oak Beer Fest. Solid beer. Foamy head on pour. Creamy body. Very subtly hops in favor of slightly sour yeasty wheat characteristics.
Sammy (9559) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Tasting Room. Beer smell but good drinker, nicely hopped. Above average for the style of these IPLs.
metalhead0043 (166) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2014 On tap at Triangle Wine Co. Pours a hazy gold with a small white head. Aroma is grassy, hoppy and a little citrus. Taste is citrus hops forward with an almost oak flavor in the end and lasting smooth bitterness. Body and texture are slightly above average. This is quite a nice surprise. I have never heard of the brewery but itís something worth giving a shot. Recommended if you like IPAs or hoppy beers.