wlajwl (5841) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is citrus, malts and fruit/herbal/mild sweetness element. The flavor is citrus, malts, herbal elements, mild sweetness and a tangy/mildly bitter finish.
DrnkMcDermott (3009) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampling at the brewery. I talked to one of the guys who came up with this, and he agreed it’s hard to say what green tea should taste like in beer. Poured from a jockey box, it’s pretty cloudy, with an amber-to-orange body and a thin head. Smell has some citrusy hops; I was told it involves Zythos from Australia. A lot more fruitiness in the first couple of sips. Really nice tropical fruit hops that help mitigate any astringency from the green tea. Makines it nice and sweet and malty, with a good fruit overtone. Only slightly bitter toward the end. I ended up rating the taste an "8" because it does grow on you.
BVery (9668) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap at Happy Gnome. Clear rich yellow gold pour with a pure white head. Juicy citrus and tea in the aroma and taste. One of the better offerings I’ve had from this brewer.
Atom (2170) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber pours a bubbly clear golden/orange with a large khaki head. Aroma of tropical fruits, mango, citrus, some earthy green tea, and bready caramel malt. Taste is malt forward bready caramel, with green tea balanced nicely with hops. Pretty enjoyable! I made my own green tea pale ale glad I got some thing to compare it to.
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUN 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy gold pour with a 2 finger, soapy, off white head. Aroma is big on juicy citrus and tropical hops, a little biscuit, toast, caramel and a pleasant, sort of earthy floral leafiness, that could be more hops or the tea. Flavor is much more heavy on caramel than I would have guessed from the aroma, a little toffee, lots of biscuit, the hops take a while to come in, but offer a very enjoyable profile, mango forward tropical notes, juicy citrus, and as the finish comes around so does that earthy, leafy floral note, that I am still not sure of the origin of, though if green tea weren’t in the name I wouldn’t think of it as anything other than hops. Palate has a nice creamy feel throughout, with a crisp, slightly drier finish and a moderate strength, slightly sharp carbonation, all of which fit the beer nicely. I really didn’t expect much from this beer, but I was very pleasantly surprised, tasty and decently refreshing with a fairly unique flavor.
mikesaum (711) - Newark, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gold orange pour, creamy white head and spotty lacing. Smells juicy and tropical from the hops, a sweet and almost creamy aroma that makes me keep sniffing. Hops, caramel, cream, maybe small tea hints, i was expecting a bit more of a herbal earthy tone with this. Pretty good, could be better.
Bacterial (2873) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber pour with a nice white head. Nose is dank and luscious hops. Sweet, hoppy and a bitterness in the finish - maybe some tea notes in the finish as well? Based on the description, shouldn’t they have called this Murder Panda?
maxcoinage (26) - Wauconda, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 oz draft at Beer Market.
Aroma - citrus / floral notes
Appearance - light golden
Taste - mild hop flavor that’s well balanced. As it warmed up the tea flavor started coming through
Palate - medium carb, its a bit of a sticky resinous
Overall - great tasting beer esp on a hot day. Not sure I’d buy a bomber since that’s the only format its sold in but if it came in 6 packs I might pick it up
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at craft ale house. Pours clear orange with a small white head and tons of carbonation. The aroma has a lot of sweet biscuit and some light florals. The taste has some sweet caramel, medium bitter, thick palate. Solid.
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle to oversized duvel, from RR Lizardville. Nose is slightly orange and my wife scored it 3.5/5 so 7 it is, taste is more of the same a decidedly orangey flavor.. no tea to speak of though the drying effect hits your mouth a touch.. maybe thats what they were after.. decent IPA otherwise.