Slingshot American Craft Lager
Shmaltz Brewing Company

Slingshot American Craft LagerSlingshot American Craft Lager
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Style:
Lager - American
Ranked #225
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
81
Ranked #44,100
Avg:
3.59 | pDev: 13.37%
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
301
From:
Shmaltz Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  7
Gots
  66
SCORE
81
Good
Slingshot American Craft LagerSlingshot American Craft Lager
Notes: Take aim at Shmaltz’s newest year-round offering, an American Craft Lager thoughtfully created to stand up to the big beer Goliaths of the world. Boasting a bright, citrusy hop aroma, supported by touches of wheat and rye, Slingshot is guaranteed to strike the craft beer bullseye every time.

Slingshot pours a bright straw color with a thin white head and light lacing. The aroma features juicy, tropical fruit notes of peach, lemon and red grapefruit with the light spice accent of noble hops. The polished malt bill is mainly 2-row pale malt with portions of Vienna and a touch of wheat and rye to add a delicate balance to the spice and fruit. It is medium in body with a smooth refreshing mouthfeel to make Slingshot a well-balanced, easy drinking American craft lager.
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Suds from Missouri

3.49/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Light gold with a little haze, this brew had a foamy white head. The aroma has a fresh, bread, sweet, malt, flowery scent. The taste is hop forward, with sweetness. The body is full and satisfying. Nice, engaging, and better than expected.

Jan 21, 2018
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jzlyo from Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is citrus, very light hop resin and a hint of malts. The flavor is citrus, light grapefruit, a good hint of hop resin, malts and a mildly bitter finish.

Jun 25, 2015
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Slatetank from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

excellent lager with plenty of hop flavor with a refined quality that is pleasant to the olfactory as well as the taste buds
I enjoyed this chilled from the bottle in a willybecker.

The color is golden with light haze and thick white head with fine bead and slow rising bubbles are visible with lace that clings with very good retention. The smell is very good with light citrus from the hops with mild herbal arom aand moderately malty smell. The feel is excellent with a light body and mild bitterness and resinous texture with moderate carbonation level and low sweetness with finish that is semi-dry.

The flavor has mild herbal hops up front with a light lemongrass with green tea-like quality and mild malt breadiness with light yeast flavor that supports and emphasizes the malt with light fruity accent but generally clean with hint of spice in the hop flavor late in the taste with subtle mineral element mid palate and perhaps celery or grass accent with slight pear skin sweetness and floral hop quality continues into the long semi-dry yet lightly bitter finish. Overall based on my enjoyment level and subtlety this is an outstanding beer -hoppy enough to not be bland yet still retains lager characteristics enough that is not an IPL or session IPA in disguise. This has noble hop flavors that are refined and expressive without becoming sharp or harsh

Jun 23, 2015
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pat61 from Minnesota

4.17/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Slingshot pours straw gold with a very light haze and rapidly rising bubbles under a persistent 1/2" white foam cap. Mild light grain and spicy hop aromas rise from the glass. Slingshot is rich and grainy up front with a snappy, crisp drying bitter finish with a light citrus background. The bitterness is herbal. The beer has a clean fermentation character with a trace of tartness and a light drying on the finish. The body is light with above average carbonation. Slingshot is light and very drinkable.

Aug 27, 2016
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kirkse from Florida

3/5  rDev -16.4%

Nov 07, 2013
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.57/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The Slingshot is a nice drinkable lager. The beer poured a cloudy yellow with white head that is leaving some lacing. The scent is pretty non-descript. The taste starts more hop bitter then somewhat settles towards the end. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall is decent.

Nov 22, 2015
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kiki3drt292 from California

3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 20, 2015
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SmellsofMahagony from Texas

4.15/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

May 29, 2015
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trebbates from Texas

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

Aug 16, 2014
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corybills from Texas

3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jan 30, 2016
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Jun 25, 2014
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Texasfan549 from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Jul 24, 2013
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prisdefer from New York

3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Mar 17, 2017
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4/5  rDev +11.4%

anyone else pick up a ton of brett in the nose and taste of this? is it intentional or infected? either way, the way this brett dries up the beer, helps it carbonate up to high heaven, and plays with the hops in this is nothing short of a wonderful surprise for a single bottle i picked up for under two bucks just to try. its got a light copper color to it and plenty of body. the brett waters up my mouth and shocks me at first smell. nowhere does it mention that, but its here plain as day. the hops are awesome too, so vibrant and fresh and right up front of the whole thing. grain contributes just a little honey sweetness at first, but the yeast cleans that up, leaving the finish for the hops. citra is there, but so might be something like a nelson sauv. it has that tropicality and lush juiciness associated with the new zealand strains and its downright delicious. the saaz hops are readily apparent as well. with the possible exception of the death of a contract brewer, this is the best beer i have had from these guys, whether or not the brett was intentional, we may never know, but it works!

Aug 30, 2014
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MaddDogg84 from Texas

4.13/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jul 03, 2015
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57md from Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark straw in color. Light citrusy hop nose. The maltiness comes through in the flavor profile but this offering is by no means a malt bomb or full-bodied. There us a decent hop finish as well.

Refreshing and very drinkable but nothing special.

Jun 15, 2015
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Stignacious from New York

3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aug 13, 2016
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Rukasu from District of Columbia

3.4/5  rDev -5.3%

Aug 27, 2014
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chasmandocharles from Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Jun 29, 2015
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JulianBaughman from Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Feb 11, 2016
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brokentee from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Jun 14, 2013
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rderedin from Maine

3/5  rDev -16.4%

Jun 20, 2013
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gmcsierra91 from Florida

3/5  rDev -16.4%

May 17, 2014
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fishguyac from Virginia

3.21/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dec 27, 2016
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Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nov 29, 2015
Slingshot American Craft Lager from Shmaltz Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 301 ratings