kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden pour with standard head size. Aroma of sweet popcorn malts and pine and citrus. Flavor is somewhat more subdued than I anticipated, but bitterness and sweet popcorn malts still make their way through. Nice mix of IPA and imperial pils - leans a little more toward imperial pils than, say, Mother’s version, which is more like an IPA. Good brew - maybe a tad light for the style, but still mostly fitting and definitely drinkable.
mattern33 (106) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear light amber color. Light hoppy taste on palate. Different. Little to no aroma.
skmikeg (1548) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden orange-yellow with one finger white head. Aroma is of pilsner malt, pine, citrus, and sweet malts. Taste is citrus, pine, pilsner malts, and sweet bready malts. Has a medium body with a slighty watery mouthfeel and a semi dry, crip, semi bitter, medium-short, refreshing finish. Overall, a pretty tasty IPL that is highly sessionable.
J_man (864) - Tustin, California, USA - JUN 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, there’s 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 it’s the hops, not the alcohol (at only 6.7%). Even with this, there’s 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, there’s a lingering earthiness and honeyed sweetness that makes you want to go back immediately for more. Excellent, tasty and surprising lager.
douglas88 (7800) - 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 (2845) - 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 (7777) - 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 I’m not sure I would notice them if I wasn’t 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 (5217) - 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 (5089) - 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 (2015) - 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.