JoeTheYounger (1183) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Had the three different versions on cask at the Bruery. Cascade Hops, Centennial, and Chinook. Chinook was the most bitter of the three. I think I liked the Centennial version the best as it had more citrus notes in the aroma as well as the taste. I will use my scoring here for the Centennial. IrishBoy (4224) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Draft at the Bistro’s IPA Fest. Hazy yellow gold with a huge pale yellow glass lacing head. Nose of ivy and piney hops. Flavor was lightly bitter with some caramel and grainy bread. ChazMania (669) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 25, 2009
On tap at Hollingsheads Deli. Fantastic beer. Nice floral aroma and the flavor was fantastically refreshing. It was very unique to taste the hops so clearly. I don’t know which hops were used in this version but there was a similar hop flavor shared with the Pliny I had after this Humulus Lager. I would easily buy and drink this again. JoeMcPhee (9451) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2010
Pizza Port Ocean Beach. Very pale straw-coloured pour with a thin white head. The nose is light and grassy with a distinct Saaz sort of noble hop character. Light lemon peel and a little bit of soft pine as well. Grassy Saaz finish. There is also a nice yeast contribution that gives the beer a touch of honey flavour to the malt. It’s light, well-attenuated and pretty quaffable. Very nice stuff actually. markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2012
Growler courtesy of jcartamdg. Cheers, Jason! Pours a hazy yellow with a huge white head. Nose is a shit-ton of hops. It sure is an India Pale Lager... there is a bit of light malt in there, but this one is mostly piney hops with hints of citrus and floral. Flavor is a West-Coast IPA, but a bit lighter in body. This one was a great surprise. Very nice, indeed.
sethbreaker (179) - New York, Greater London, USA - APR 8, 2012
Draft at Barcade. Huge whiff of hops on the nose, Initial pine and citrus hop flavours with some grapefruit coming through as well. The malt profile works really well, The perfect combination of a light West coast IPA crossed with a lager, Very well balanced with a dry finish. Love this one! baraciisch (3311) - California, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Best lager ever.... Crisp and clean finish that you would expect from a lager, but pine and citrus hops make the foundation with a solid bitterness throughout.... Delicious, a lager for hopheads... boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Tap @ The BeerMongers... Poured vibrant golden/yellow with a thick forming white head. Nice retention and lacing. Nose had big floral and spicy hops. Great mouthfeel, perfect amount if carbonation. Big hop spicing and bitterness and enough malt sweetness to balance it. Bordering an IPA with bitterness and hoppiness, but a clean lager finish made it awesome. obguthr (6530) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Draft: Whole lemon and orange peel nose, fresh. Clear amber, medium head, abundant carnonation erupting from the bottom of the glass. An intensely fresh and juicy punch of tangerine and lemon initially, giving way to orange peel. Lager? Outstanding, although not within guidelines, example of the style. TheBeerGod (6241) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Draft at DoG Street Pub. Amber pour with a short white head. Aroma is hoppy and floral with citrus notes and toasted malt. Taste is big floral hops, citrus fruit, toasted malt, tropical fruit and soft pine. Body is medium-full with a moderate bubbly carbonation. Ends with more caramel, toasted malt, citrus fruit, tropical fruit, pine notes and floral hops.