jstraw (1844) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2013
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Gold with huge, flotsam, white bread / Bright nose of cut pine, weed, citrus / Medium body, very hoppy with bite, good fruit to match, just superb balance with fine bitter finish / Elegant flavors of cut pine, weed, lemon, grapefruit, pineapple / Not like a lager that I’ve ever had, but a terrific pale ale.j
Kinz (3111) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Taking a break from Slutfest ratings to catch up on some Mekong backlog. Told people I had something hoppy from the Bruery, but no one believed me. Gold, nice head. Aroma is massive floral and hay hops. Flavor matches, clean, with enough honey accented grain to hold it all together. Very nice, really loved this one.
MadRobin (1438) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap half pint at Gilly's Craft Beer & Wine in Rockville, MD. Clear, bright amber with an off-white head and very good lacing. Aroma of orange, pineapple, citrus, bread and tropical fruit. Taste of citrus, orange, pineapple, bread, honey, straw and spice. Medium/light body and medium/high carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Braudog (5376) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Birch. Golden amber with a sticky but thin top. Drinks with a definite resin-heavy hop assertiveness, but is exceptionally easy going and drinkable. The 7% ABV is somewhat evident, but not overpowering. Excellent. (#4974, 4/6/2013)
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Crystal clear light amber body with medium white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange, light bread. Taste is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, some resin. Medium body, light acidity, low carbonation.
anders37 (14818) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Naja’s Place, Redondo Beach, CA. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter peachy grapefruit flavor. Has a fruit malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.
Steve_0 (1931) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Hops & Pie. Pour is clear orange with a big white head and great lacing. Big hoppy aroma - grassy, weedy, citrus, a touch of cereal, biscuit, grapefruit peel, and lemon. Taste is big hops, biscuit, bready, weed, ganja, grainy, chewy, and orange peel with a bit bitter finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Tastes like an IPA to me, but damn tasty no matter what it is.
NikkTwist (1254) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Moriartys. Tulip. Hazy gold pour with a frothy white head. Strong citrus floral hops off the nose. Tastes of orange peels, pine needles, apricot pits, toasted wheat, clove, pepper, and kumquots. Hops are generally in charge here, though it runs through some pilsner flavors as well. Quite sharp.
Bule (435) - California, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours a hazy golden color with a slight head that sticks to the glass. Wonderful fruity aroma. Mild hop flavors and none of the usual harsh flavors of an imperial pilsner. I think this is the first imperial pilsner I've really enjoyed.
kindacold (197) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gold, small head. Hoppy smell. Hops, floral, salt, bitter. Slight sticky finish, bitter.