crossovert (12670) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Pitting this against a Capital Jacked. It is a gorgeous-looking brew, but perhaps to perfect-looking. It is a clear, brilliant gold with a frohty white head that lingers forever. They went kind of off the beaten path with the malt bill which includes rye and the hops including fuggles. Hallertauer hops seem to dominate. You can tell from the orangey marmelade scent that is highest in this one. There is definitely some earthiness and sweet breadiness form the fuggles and rye that develops as it breathes and warms. The flavor is actually quite tasty. Very much like a euro-ipa. Hallertauer and perle seem to dominate with spiciness but also that delicate citrus aspect. it has a medium to low bitterness which is a pleasant noble type herbal bitterness. There is a bit of sweetness on the palate and it is a bit thin in mouthfeel but a delicious beer and relatively inexpensive. slowrunner77 (11938) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 13, 2014
"The description of this beer was intriguing. It was ok, but really didn’t live up to expectations. A good food beer, but there’s not enough to really catch my interest as a stand-alone. Light in color and body, and surprisingly light on the hops given the name. The slight spice from the rye and a light bready malt backbone put this just over average, but barely." shrubber85 (11324) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle. Orange/lemon and barley malt aroma. Medium yellow with moderate head. Sweet orange malt and lightly bitter orange peel flavor. Nice beer but not very bock-like though. daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2013
Deep gold pour, white head. An interesting take on a spicy hopped beer and some malty lager. The rye is a nice addition, godd bodied and pretty easy to drink. adnielsen (10605) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Bottle @ home picked up at Aggie Liquor in Fort Collins. Pours a clear, dark golden appearance with a white head that doesn’t have the best retention. Fairly earthy, floral hoppy aroma with a bit of spice and grains. The rye comes through with a fair amount of spiciness in the flavor. Fairly grainy, herbal, moderately fruity flavor with a dry, herbal, earthy finish. Ehhh ok. New Belgium just hasn’t been able to come through with a great lager yet, unfortunately.
BVery (10328) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Light orange pour with a small white head. Nice spicy rye element. Good hop bite. Not a ton of depth, but good. marcus (10156) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Bottle from Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours clear amber with a rich white head and a bready citrus aroma. There is an earthy malt flavor with a dry bitter finish. Refreshing. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2013
22oz bottle. Clear orange golden color. Good thin white head. Little lace sticks. Smooth, crisp, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Nice, grapefruity citrusy hoppy aroma. Some metallic notes of oxidization and lager bluntness in the nose and malt profile, but still a satisfying citrusy hoppiness. Moderate bitter, light sweet. Solid, hoppy bock, but nothing special or outstanding. Good bit of citrusy american west coasty hop arminjewell (9585) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, clear orange-yellow pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of biscuit, bread, some slight hints of earth, spice, slight diacetyl notes, hints of fusel alcohol as well, off notes. Taste is a mix of sweet biscuit, bread, some slight corn, grainy notes, touch of fusels, hints of earth and spice, lots of grassy spice, finishing bitter, dry. onceblind (9443) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Clear golden with a thin foamy head. Nose is floral and herbal with nice perfumey hop tones. Flavor is biscuity and malty but with a huge herbal and leafy hop flavor and bitterness. Ends with toffee and herbal hops.