RateBeer
overall
96
93
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 202   ABV: 6.75%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A panda enters a restaurant, sits down and orders a sandwich. After he finishes the sandwich, the panda pulls out a gun and shoots the waiter, and then stands up to go. "Hey!" shouts the manager. "Where are you going? You just shot my waiter and you didnít pay for your sandwich!"

The panda yells back at the manager, "Hey man, I am a PANDA! Look it up!"

The manager looks up the definition for panda: "A free-dwelling mamal of Asian origin, characterized by distinct black and white coloring. Eats shoots and leaves."


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (3568) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 1, 2013
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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2748) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Sampling at the brewery. I talked to one of the guys who came up with this, and he agreed itís hard to say what green tea should taste like in beer. Poured from a jockey box, itís 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (5618) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2013
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 Iíve had from this brewer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Atom (1219) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2013
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (1831) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUN 25, 2013
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 werenít in the name I wouldnít 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 didnít expect much from this beer, but I was very pleasantly surprised, tasty and decently refreshing with a fairly unique flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikesaum (592) - Newark, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2013
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bacterial (1205) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2013
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, shouldnít they have called this Murder Panda?

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxcoinage (26) - Wauconda, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2013
16 oz draft at Beer Market. Aroma - citrus / floral notes Appearance - light golden Taste - mild hop flavor thatís 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 Iíd buy a bomber since thatís the only format its sold in but if it came in 6 packs I might pick it up

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boxofrane (1887) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2013
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmikolich (1404) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2013
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.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3  4  5 6


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50