boozedude (2229) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Pours golden...thin white head... Just ok,, metallic taste, decent hopps... Not my fav, but not bad Theydon_Bois (20628) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
Bottle on Amtrak Train 27 - The Empire Builder ( from Binny’s South Loop) - 05/11/12.
Clear golden with a thin off white head that retains well.
Sweet caramel malt on the nose, sour tropical fruits, bitter hops.
Tastes of caramel malt, popcorn, dark sugars, barley, grain, light citrus tones and a little sour grapefruit.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation leading to a bitter finish. jandd1983 (4604) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2012
It poured a hazy golden color with a small white head. The aroma was of sweet honey and some vanilla. The taste was sweet with a kick of bitterness. A decent Hop Lager. TimE (6130) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 23, 2012
golden color, straight forward hoppy strong pale ale. Decent body and decent bitterness. wxman (1848) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Pours a slightly hazy dark golden/orange with a really decent rocky antique lace head. Aroma is toasted malt and a sour grassiness from the hops. Taste is a buttery sweet maltiness with a fairly substantial bitterness, once again brought on by the several hops used. Not getting any citrusiness like you’d expect from a load of hops like this, but it doesn’t really need it as it’s supposed to be an impy lager, not an IPA. Perhaps not my style, but pretty good nonetheless.
BK7 (805) - Turner, Oregon, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Bomber. Citrus and mild bitterness throughout. Malty fruit flavors in the background. Crisp finish. mweber962000 (82) - Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2012
1 pint 6 oz bottle very bitter and citrusy beer tastes just like it smells which isnt great , boozy and the finish is blah, disappointed to say the least wont buy again. M_Jager (106) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2012
I followed the Coney island pilsner with this and was much more impressed. This had a lot more flavours (especially citrus notes) which made this a far more enjoyable beer. Great lager. taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Yellow with a white head. Heavily carbonated, tons of citrus hops flavor with a bit of earthiness mixed in. MartinT (10036) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2012
My Bottom Line :
Floral and crisp, this lagered IPA is surprisingly nudged by alcohol, ending in a delicate hop resin bitterness.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A sheet of foam laces around the pale amber glow.
-The lean body helps drinkability, as does the creamy carbonation.
-The flavor profile is balanced.
-This wasn’t bad at all, but I guess I was expecting more from a hoppy lager...