J_man (785) - Tustin, California, USA - JUN 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, thereís a *lot* of catty, grassy hop aroma coming off this one! Crystal clear medium yellow with a soapy white head. Those hops bite right in immediately on the tongue with more of the same as well as some pine resin and citrus pith. It actually seems like this is a really strong beer, but I think itís the hops, not the alcohol (at only 6.7%). Even with this, thereís a really good balance here with some light biscuit malt sweetness. A bit of hay and yeast funkiness in the background (although again that might be the hops!). The bitterness lays down and wraps around the tongue like a delicious hop blanket. Bitey right through to the end, thereís a lingering earthiness and honeyed sweetness that makes you want to go back immediately for more. Excellent, tasty and surprising lager.
douglas88 (7176) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a small white head. A sweet nose of Pils malt and honey. The flavor is citrus, pils malt, some light bitterness, a dusty earthy finish. It works well I think. Dominant lager smoothness, very flavorful and smooth.
Fratto (2835) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Kroger. Light orange pour with a white head. Aroma is grass, citrus, and light toast. Taste is bitter, caramel, some spice, and a butter finish.
Ibrew2or3 (7411) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pours with a crystal clear deep gold body supporting a dirty white head of foam. The aroma offers up smooth soft yet rich citrus hop extract enhanced grapefruit notes as well as malt sweetened orange peel. Well, behind those notes I get a sense of lager-y yeasty esters but Iím not sure I would notice them if I wasnít expecting to smell them. The taste is similar with a pleasing clean citrus hop extract flavor that tugs onto a wedge of resiny citrus hop bitterness and those notes seem to go back and forth for a while. In the background is a light sense of the lager yeast presence as well as a faint malt backbone. This is pretty darn nice as well as hoppy.
heemer77 (5167) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium gold with a bright white head. The nose is loaded with fresh grapefruit and flowers. There is also some dough and almonds. Hints of spice. This tastes bitter with some grapefruit and bits of almonds. There is was also some toast. A nicely done and well balanced IPA.
dwyerpg (4827) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I like this. A great hop flavor and hop bite, I actually like this better than many of their rotator IPAs. It has a nice finish. Pretty simple but taste.
Alphadelic (1905) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smooth, lime and grass nose. A good thickness to it. Caramel. A little claggy but good. Some bitterness.
TheBeerGod (5532) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Translucent golden amber with a short, sticky white head. leaves nice lacing on the tulip glass. Aroma is floral hops, earthy hops, citrus fruit, sweet malt, biscuits and grass. More grassy notes and floral hops up front with light caramel, crackery malts, biscuit notes, citrus and mild earthiness in the background. Medium bodied and slightly chewy with a moderate, dense, bubbly carbonation. Light stickiness as well. Ends wit more sweet malt, floral notes, grass, biscuits and light earthy notes.
boozedude (2181) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle into glas.. Golden pour with thin white head.. Hoppy aroma. taste is hopps caramel and some grapefruit..decent ipa
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle pours a clear golden orange color with a medium white head that leaves good lacing. Smells of biscuit, pine, and sweet malt. Tastes of all the same things in the smell with a decent hop bite in the back end. Mouthfeel is light and watery but chewy with good carbonation. I like the hoppy lager concept thatís slowly working its way into the craft beer world. Itís very sessionable and a good summer beer after a long warm day but with the 6.7 abv you have to be careful not to drink too many.