thome50 (1176) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Had this countless times, just rating it. Seems to have gotten worse over the years. The Bruery’s IPA. Pours a golden orange with medium head that retains fairly well. Aroma is pretty spot on for resinous hops, cinnamon, hay and slight citrus. Taste is earthy, dirt, bland, lemon zest, soap. Overall, a nice change of pace from the usual stuff here and I find myself coming back to it but nothing that I really need to wish they bottle anytime soon.
conway (1859) - - APR 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Clear light gold with a big soapy white head. Lots of citrus and tropical fruit throughout in taste and aroma with a little toasted grain as a backbone. Definitely comes across as a lager but with a tremendous amount of flavor. Creamy mouthfeel. Really excellent.
kevinsenn (1329) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Thirsty Monk. Lemon and spice aroma. Pleasant fruity and floral (and soapy) taste with lager crisp finish. Light smooth body. Good.
DSG (7536) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[2/21/15] Draught at Toronado in San Diego. Clear golden. Lovely hoppy aroma with lots of tropical fruits and citrus. Hoppy flavor with nice fruitiness and a bitter finish. Light to medium-bodied. Very nice.
ajnepple (2916) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Hops & Pie. Gold and clear appearance with a white head. Aroma of fresh hops, citrus zest, tropical fruits and light husky, toasty grains. Medium body with a nice smooth feel. Nicely done, an excellent lager and a nice quaffer.
ineedbeer (998) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Bruery.
Aroma has a nice, crisp, fairly strong citrus hop character with light tropical fruit and pine resin. Light grain malt notes and clean yeast character.
Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head with decent retention. Medium light lacing and light legs.
Light grain character in the flavor with hints of biscuit and toasted bread. Moderate hop bitterness with moderate hop notes of citrus, pine resin and a touch of wood and floral hop notes. Light alcohol spice and clean yeast.
Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a really nice, hoppy imperial lager. I would prefer fruitier hop notes, especially in the flavor but its really easy drinking.
TylerGreenDC (489) - - OCT 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft. Aroma of hops, then a bit of the more familiar lager. Hmm! Flavor is of a burst of hops, pilsner style, then some juicy wet grass. Finishes sticky. Nice!
slowrunner77 (6547) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
"Te description does not really reflect the greatness that was this brew. This is Pliny in lager form plain and simple. But for a slightly lighter feel (and maaaaybe a tiny tiny bit lighter but otherwise identical aroma and flavor) you can just about copy and paste the Pliny reviews over here. Absolutely stunned by this one."
andrewje41 (1039) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pour at the Toronado tasting event. Pours a super cloudy yellow color. Bitter floral hop aroma. Really hoppy lager with a decent bitter finish. This is a good beer for sure, but wouldn’t really call it great. Enjoyed it for sure.
czar (5147) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at black back, waterbury. unclear bright golden pour with a creamy and ffrothy whtie head offering excellent retention and strong lacing. bright citrus, whole cones, herbal-grassy nobleness, gentle pine, weed, very lightly toasted maltiness - specialty, lagering fruitiness surprisingly making its way through the massive fragrant hop bill - peaches, apricots, clementines. average carbonation, light body - oily, surprisingly dry and crisp citrusy-herbal-grassy finish. balanced and very tasty. my first non-BA or perhaps hoppy lower abv brew from the bruery - for the third time, i’m surprised if not flabbergasted. dangerous drinkability.
DedicatedToFun (3557) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, gold pour, white head, nose is citrus, taste is citrus, overall smooth and slightly bitter.