czar (4367) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap at redhook brewpub, portsmouth - actually contracted there. clear bright yellow with a nice white head, good retention/lacing. passionfruit, flowers, orange creamsicle aroma. lager fruitiness, mostly herbal notes but citrus tends to make its way through and blend in well with these subtle lager fruity notes. moderate carbonation, light body - oily, almost bland herbal finish though, too bad. still.. a nice ipl.
bnoel09 (433) - Elk Grove, California, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a pint glass. Golden color with a thin cream colored head. Aroma is predominantly grapefruit and piney hop notes. Flavor has a light malty body like a pilsner, but is backed up by significant hop character. Light/medium bodied with light astringency. Overall a very nice hoppy lager.
Maltser85 (263) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - JUL 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours a golden lager color with a frothy white finger and a half of head that quickly dissipates. It is not overly carbonated. There is an earthy grassy note to the nose. Maybe a hint of grain, definitely a hint of lager yeast esters and maybe some diacetyl. The taste is rather disappointing. Drinks like a lager. There may be a slight pine note in the middle of the tongue but other than that its very lageresque. It does finish with a bitterness though and that is really where the hops that are in the beer shine. Wow. The finish makes this beer. I recant my previous statements. Its not an IPA, but it drinks very nicely. Not a hop forward beer but a hop finishing beer. The initial taste doesn’t make you think you are drinking a hopped beer but the finish and lingering hop does. This is a very interesting beer. It’s a nice change. You do however notice the 6.7%ABV. Nice.
3fourths (8023) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear amber with a medium-sized white head. Smelly citrus / tutti-frutti / grape / pear / pineapple hop nose with some strange cola and caramel malt base. Bitter and sweet with a coarse, fizzy texture. Lively carbonation, more vibrant and expressive than any Widmer beer I’ve had in the last few years, and with no glaring off-notes. It’s just the hop and malt combination gives it a white grape juice / cotton candy / gelatin candy sugariness that I don’t appreciate.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle share by Bob, light golden pour, minimal head. Aroma of citrus hops and some lemon zest. Taste is some piney hops and grain.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Beerathon (1161) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’m loving this new wave of IPL’s. Crispness and session/drinkability of a lager with the hops, flavor, and mouth feel of an IPA. The citrus/tropical fruit hops in this are terrific.
Nejhleader (1239) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a really nice fresh hop aroma. has a nice body a hint of spice, nice fresh hop taste. Pretty nice.
BVery (6222) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Bright yellow gold pour with a white head. Nice citrus and grassy hops. Crisp and clean. Nice.
tcane7 (1663) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour at NHC. Pours a cleanish gold with medium white head and soapy lace. Nose of mild pine, grass, citrus, bread and grain. Light body, mild hop flavors.
Sledutah (4682) - Utah, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle picked up at The Grapevine
Clear golden with a medium sized white head and good lacing. Aroma and flavors of tropical fruit, floral, citrus and mild caramel
Nice and tasty