RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 53   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Road trips are balls-out adventures loaded with unexpected twists, just like when this beer hit black ice and got spun!. It started out as an IPA recipe, but halfway down the road it blew a tire and a Pilsner yeast was pitched as a spare; an IPP yo! The fiery Pilsner backbone adds a nitrous-like boost to the van load of hops that would make any German pucker up when those hop afterburners singe their lederhosen!

Brewed with a Lager yeast at Ale temps using Sterling hops and Pilsner Malt to make this a crisp and hoppy twisted up seasonal treat.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brianprentiss (700) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2008
A really good blond ale. You can definitely taste the pilsener but strangely, it also tastes something like an ale. I wouldnt say I love this beer, but it definitely gets points for being interesting and creative.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bconger (144) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 2, 2008
Bottle. Honey-colored pour with a medium white head. Aromas of grain and hops. Rather thin palate with jazzy hops that linger on the back of the tongue. This beer cant quite make up its mind what it is...its not Sweetwaters best, but its a fun experiment and really not a bad beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 30, 2008
Pours a golden yellow color with a white head. Aroma is honey, grain, and lots of spicy peppery hops. Flavor is grain, biscuit, pilsner malts, and a spicy peppery hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2008
Barely hazy and gold. White head that really dissipated quickly. Grassy aroma. Slightly fruity up front with a hop tease finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nick76 (4396) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2008
It Definitely has a pot quality to the aroma. There is also cheese, corn and grassy hops. The appearance is cloudy gold with a small head. The flavor is astringent with all the elements from the aroma. The palate is thin. I dont like this one despite all the lovely qualities. j/k

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (5563) - Georgia, USA - MAY 5, 2008
UPDATED: APR 13, 2012 2012 version. Pours a nice clear amber with a fine-bubbled off-white head. Aroma is malty with a strong hoppy undertone. Flavor is quite hoppy, more like an IPA than a pilsner, with some bitterness and a malty, fruity undertone. Smooth texture has a fair amount of fizz and average body. If you have had past versions, try this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
CheersMate (1343) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - APR 22, 2008
This beer has a nice gold color with a slight caramel hue. The beer looks like a brew that my bro and I just brewed. It is just funny how they are charging nearly 9$ for this crap. This beer has a nice fruity aroma. It has a pilsner/fruit aroma. I smell the hops slightly, but they are not that pungent. I can see where it started out as a pils, but they decided to change the recipe. A subtle hop aroma, but mainly matls. Not really that creamy. It seems like they watered the beer down a wee bit. It can be creamy at times, but not as much as I would like it to be. There are some nice flavors here, but there is nothing that stands out. The beer is a huge let down considering Sweetwater is a local brewery to me. For an ale this thing needs some work.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - APR 3, 2008
Bottle. Pours a clear golden with a small short lived white head that leaves minimal lacing. Aroma of pilsner malt and butter. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium mouthfeel with a mild amount of bitterness. Good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2008
Golden pour, medium fluffy white head. Aroma isbready, butter, and straw. Flavor is pretty much the same buttery, bready and just stale graininess.. Its worse than a light bmc.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2008
12oz bottle courtesy of brentfeesh. Zesty pale lemon citrus aroma. Gold body with white head. Odd flavor as this one has mild bitter some zesty soap, some dry lemon citrus. Lot going on but quenched the palate leaves a dry citrus aftertaste. This brew would go good with chicken wings if I had some right now. Thanks Brent.

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