crossovert (12255) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2017
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Blind tasted with 5 other ipas. Beers were: 1. Port Huron Twelve Bottom IPA, , 2. Short’s MMMKay, 3. Magic Hat S.M.A.S.H Hits I.P.A. Volume 2, 4. Sand Creek Wild Ride, 5. Sweetwater Hatchery Series #1 Mosaic IPA, 6. Great Lakes Hop By Numbers (2017). Rater 1 rated 236541, Rater 2: 246531, Rater 3 (ME) 35 TIE 26 TIE 4 1.
355ml bottle. Light hazed golden pour. Aroma is farty with soggy herbal grain, tomato plant. Flavor is dry and malty with a bitter piney finish.
Post tasting thoughts:
This was clearly a lager, but fit in overall with the others. A bit too farty for me though it wasn’t universally disliked.
nuplastikk (6105) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 15, 2017
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Unfiltered orange body. Earthy evergreen hoppy tones. Resinous aftertaste. Kind of a dank, antiquated, unappealing aroma. A unique take on the style, but kind of odd and imperfect too. Not much finesse, kind of sloppy.
TheHOFF43 (2049) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2017
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Man. This is crushable. I could have 10 pints if it was on tap locally. Really solid flavor and not heavy. Pine and some onion, crisp grass. Just a great hoppy lager.
deyholla (11017) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a a near clear gold with a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has a nice crisp grass and pine combination with a touch of light grain supporting. Flavor has a nice pine note with grass and a touch of onion plus a light grain backbone.
AirForceHops (6954) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Thanks Willrunforbeer on the share. Hazy golden pour with soft bubbly head. Aroma is huge on grass and floral notes. The flavor has a huge hop profile! Grass, citrus, and pine. The lager yeast and malt bill give a light body and it ends crisp. The bitterness is a tad harsh but not distracting and could have been smoother at a younger age. Yeah, nicely done on this brew.
Chalumeaux (1426) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle thanks Willrunforbeer golden pour with a nice white head. Aromas of floral notes hops yeast and citrus. Taste is light grass citrus and bitter hop.
WillRunForBeer (2579) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from umich03jm. Thanks, Jason! Pours orange gold with a white head. Aroma is mango, peach, white grape. Flavor is biscuit, honey, a hint of mango, peach. Grassy bitterness in the finish.
Criz (358) - - FEB 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden color foamy white head. Lemon, pine, white grains. Very clean and crisp on the palate.tart bitter finish.
Homer321 (4660) - Melboring, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle via trade. Nose is huge dank and cat piss hop aroma. Very hazy dark yellow to orange. Taste is very grassy to the point of being astringent and pithy. Weird. As I drink more it becomes more tolerable. I don’t really know what to think.
jcr (2680) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Light golden body with a frothy, white head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, toasted grain, caramel. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately to heavily bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. A bitter, resin-tasting lager. Notes of lemon, grapefruit peel. Strong bitterness pretty much masks any other flavors.