peteinSD (1468) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Growler fill. Pours a hazy golden color with a nice froth of off-white foam. Aroma is heavy sweet malt with bitterness hops and pine. Taste is smooth, bready malt with rye and a fair amount of sweetness, pine, lingering hop bitterness, and a smooth and light herbal flavor. I cannot smell or taste green tea in this beer. The lemon and citrus from the original 16th anniversary are no longer present and it’s basically a smooth, malt heavy strong ale type beer with hop bitterness. Smooth, even mouthfeel. dnstone (3670) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Hazed golden in color with soft white head. Starts hoppy then becomes herbal with a defined green tea taste. Light hop aroma with those same green tea notes. bwa5879 (962) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2013
On tap at Kalamazoo Beer Exchange
Aroma: minty like toothpaste, in a good way. Some orange citrus and lemongrass, some pineapple too, not too strong.
Appearance: Super cloudy light caramel brown. White head about an eighth inch high.
Taste: Slightly tingly in mouthfeel, full bodied for sure. Piney citrus flavor at first, some heat, then stronger tea flavor.
Finish: Bitter, slightly dry. Tea flavor is left over, coriander flavor is present as well. A little heat too.
Overall: Unique IPA. I prefer the original but this is certainly worth a whirl. bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2013
(Draught) Pours a cloudy golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of lemon, orange, grapefruit, tea leaves, and caramel. Flavor of lemon, lime, grain, herbal, tea leaves, and caramel with a bitter finish. DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2012
On tap at The Lackman. Served in a snifter, the first pour from the keg. Moving the keg seemed to have disturbed the yeast quite a bit, my pour was a completely cloudy faded orange / tan color. Good off white head. Leaves decent lace. Zesty, lemony citrus (grapefruit, some lemongrass) hop aroma. Very herbal with the green tea, it’s an interesting flavor. Nice bitter, zesty taste. Big, thicker body. Almost kind of creamy. Light smooth carbonation. Interesting, tasty beer to savor. It’s a green tea IPA... Makes me think of Terrapin’s Samurai Krunkles, which I thought was much more well put-together, with it’s lighter body, refreshing quality, and even bigger green tea flavor. Still a fine, hearty, and interesting brew though
williamstome (2038) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Gold pour, white head. Aroma and flavor of gunpowder green tea with notes of citrus and fruit. Medium body, long lasting flavor. slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2012
2 growlers.Super cloudy (esp. 2nd growler). Citrus & herbal. Medicinal Lemongrass. dinkle50 (1583) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2013
2 finger head with lots of lace. Aroma of pineapple and a gym locker. Medium mouth. Taste has some flowery notes but the green tea really dominates anything that is in there. Interesting beer with the green tea action. JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Draft at stone bistro. Golden orange pour with a slight haze and a white head. Citrus, caramel malt, sweetness, tea, and hop bitterness. Ok.