iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 21, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Triple Rock. Hazy medium orange with a frothy one finger very light yellowish head, pretty decent retention. Slightly sulfuric aroma with some sweaty Cascade hops following. Flavor has a fair amount of lemon pulp added and isn’t as sweaty. I only get a tinge of the metallic notes that let me know this is a lager, otherwise the citric hops (not in the traditional sense--these are lemony as hell) drown out everything else. Finishes dry with bitterness at a 5, lightly earthy. Medium body, light carbonation. Didn’t really like this much--I appreciate the innovation, but sometimes styles shouldn’t be messed with.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brownish golden with a foamy head. Deep citrus hops aroma. Strong grassy taste up front with a musty citrus taste on the back end.
bb (9109) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Rich amber beer with a cream colored head. Malt and caramel aroma with light grapefruit. Caramel and light darker malt flavor with light grapefruit. Medium-plus bodied. Caramel and light darker malts linger with light grapefruit and pine.