cmc619 (325) - California, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange County tasting room, pour 5/5. Best imperial lager Iíve had, because it gets the lager palate right. Hops are huge. Mostly grapefruit. Fruity lager is a weird concept, but here it is. Flavor is nicely bitter, really like biting into a grapefruit. Very dry finish, tons of hop bitterness. Also something weird in there I canít place.
Dogbrick (6058) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample on Day 1 of the Aces & Ales Strong Beer Festival on 08/12/2011. Pours a pale golden color with a medium white head that evaporates steadily to an outer ring. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, citrus and malt. Medium body with flavors of spiced hops, grapefruit and sweet malt. The finish is hoppy with a citrusy aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
illidurit (1638) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - AUG 9, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at burger. in Santa Cruz. Pours a brassy orange with a thick white froth. Smells like lawn trimmings, but in a good way. Lots of grass, pine needles, and unripe grapefruit. Flavor is based on crackery malts with a big grassy hop explosion. Light bitter grapefruit in the finish. Dry and very herbal but avoids astringency. A tiny bit of malt sweetness comes through at the end. Palate is light, refreshing and dry. A great lager, very satisfying.
jrallen34 (3463) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge thanks to Sean for this impossible to get DONG... bright murky gold, light tan head, looks good for a growler... smells great, tons of tropical fruits, grapefruit and pineapple, the finish is a touch of alcohol pines... the taste is mostly hops, loses most of the sweetness, more herbal than anything, with some lemon and pine, really easy to drink
marcus (5011) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Trappist. Pours light golden with a decent off-white head and a floral fruity aroma. There is a robust bitter pale malt flavor with a dry finish.
popery (1119) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Toronado. Very good stuff. Big hop aroma with lots of citrus and pine. Very hop floral. Gold with a big white head. Tastes like a big IPA. No real lager-ish quality, not that Iím complaining. Fairly bitter finis but starts with some nice malt sweetness. Full feel. Lots of hoppiness in the taste. Good stuff.
DJMonarch (9153) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 18/09/2010
Citrus hop aroma. Light golden coloured a little hazy in appearance hoppy floral and citrus flavoured with a hint of bitterness in a crisp and dry malt finish.
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery in August 2009.
Poured a dark golden with a nice wheat head and a decent amount of lacing as it went down. The smell and taste were both fantastic. Loads of citrus hops, mostly orange; also, a bit of some tropical fruits. The taste went along very similar lines, with the addition of a nice bitterness that nicely balanced out the citrus and tropical flavors. The mouthfeel was a bit light and exceptionally drinkable. Very delicious--hopefully they bottle this.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 01-27-2010
RobertDale (1905) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at GABF on 9-18-2010. Comes a cloudy gold with a nice white head. Aroma of hops, citrus and pine. Tastes of citrus and malt. Some bitterness. A bit dry. Enjoyed it.
craftbeerdesign (2123) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - SEP 25, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
sample from the pitcher @ GABF on 9/18/10. light golden pour with a 1/4" white head. big dank hop nose with citrus and floral notes. medium body with a solid citrus bitterness with some tropical fruit notes. bitter finish with a touch of malt. this is one hoppy lager!