jgb9348 (6324) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2016
Clear golden and lightly copper coloured body with a nice, two centimetre of tall off-white head. Aroma of super fresh and very fragrant new world hops that show a lot of citrus, tropical fruits and bits of resin as well - very fragrant. Light-bodied; Super strong hop flavours throughout with a lot of tropical fruits, some grain, a little yeastiness and a good deal of resinous and lightly piney bitterness, all from the hops. Aftertaste is smooth, simple and very hoppy, especially for the ABV! Overall, a very nice beer that fits the style exactly - somehow they packed in a ton of flavour into two crazy things - something with an ABV this low and somehow into a LAGER!?! This needs to be recategorised, since it isn’t an ale at all, which makes it that much more impressive. Probably one of the best lagers i’ve ever had in my life, with Hop Pocket Pils way up there as well - this is just as good, with way less alcohol - amazing! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Giant Food in Falls Church, Virginia on 04-March-2016 for US$1,75 sampled at home in Washington on 12-June-2016. weihenweizen (3890) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2016
On tap at P&P Charleston. Clear golden with medium white head. Aroma is herbal hops, medium body, medium carbonation, and medium lacing. Taste is herbal hops, pine hops, and bitter finish. altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2016
Bottle from Bethesda Food and Beverage. Golden body with medium head. Nose is hoppy, spices and some citrus. Taste is hops with spices. Creamy and soapy texture. Smooh. freekyp (2337) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - APR 12, 2016
A light bodied clear golden lager with a nice hopped up aroma and flavor. Grapefruity with a mildly bitter finish. A flavorful lawnmower beer, but nothing too exciting. HourGlass13 (951) - North Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2016
Pours clear light orange gold with a white head. Aroma of citrus, lemon, light creamed corn. Slightly sweet, mostly dry, peppery, pretty bitter. Light-medium bodied. Tastes a lot like the cream ale.
Travlr (25267) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2016
Draft at Black Squirrel. Hazy golden yellow color, big fluffy white head. Aroma of peppery and lightly spiced raw bread. Taste is very herbal and fruity. Tasty. JDBaker11058 (2252) - Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2016
appearance: deep clear gold, two fingers of light yellow head, minimal lacing. aroma: bright, full of lemon, pepper, grass, hay, some tropical notes, light cracker. taste: slightly sharp and bitter up front, with lots of bright citrus, some grassy and herbal hop notes, then a good firm dose of pie crust underneath. finish: dry and bitter, almost like a strong pilsner. notes: This was really, really good. Bright, refreshing, and balanced. So much flavor and character packed into a "small" beer. Well done. Bottle from the Beer & Wine Cellar in Rockville, Maryland.
Nickls (2541) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2016
Bottle. Chill haze light gold yellow. Citrus and caramel aromas. Flavor is similar, sweet caramel candies, slight citrus hops. Light to medium body. Eh. solidfunk (9018) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 1, 2016
Some citrus and a lot of malt. Citrus and light pine. Good balance and lots of flavor for session. Bitter finish. Bottle at AFWA building event. Foxbush (2040) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2016
12 oz bottle from Kroger The IPL poured a clear light amber with smallish head and some lacing. Fresh grapefruit pith and pine resin greets you. This is refreshing beer with fruits and pine bitterness. Achieving such a low ABV could make this lager very popular. The medium body larger has average carbonation. This is the second beer with the Aracca hops. The finish was smooth with some hop-citrus bitterness closing out the last swallow.