Salad Daze | Bunker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
3.85/5
Very Good
60 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bunker Brewing Co.
Maine, United States
bunkerbrewingco.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hop forward session lager featuring aggressive late-kettle & Dry-hop additions of Citra. Citrusy, fruity and crushable!

Added by jebrew on 08-05-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,328
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
60
pDev:
7.53%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of Erikshegda1994
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BKotch
4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DBosco
3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brad007
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a bright whitish-gold hue with a thin head into my glass. Fluffy, buttery with a touch of citrus in the nose. The mouth is enveloped with pine resin. It almost reminds me of a decent pilsner. Hella decent bitter finish. I feel that the hops overwhelm the palate and don't allow more of the malt to shine through. Still worth a try.

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Photo of Celtics76
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is very hazy pale yellow in color—too hazy to see if there is any visible carbonation. It poured with a short bright white head that hardly died down.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of grapefruit and tangerines are present in the nose.
T: The beer has citrusy flavors of tangerines within some associated hints of sourness and a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite citrusy and even has a little bit of sourness.

Serving type: can

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Photo of smithj4
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tzieser
4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz can into a pint glass. Straw in color with a thick haze but not completely turbid. Has a peppery, slight lemony hop aroma with bread-like malts in the background. Flavor is certainly hop forward but has more bitterness than I was expecting (thankfully). Notes of line, white pepper and some lemon rind balanced by crusty bread from the malt. Crisp mouthfeel with a bone-dry finish.

Overall it's a nice take on a session IPL. It is quite similar to Jack's Abby Clyptra, Stillwater Yacht and Carton Sit Down Son. Recommended especially if you like the aforementioned beers.

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Photo of mig100
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fosters9
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kurzman
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sammy
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

P- Poured from a 16 oz can,into a Cigar City pint glass.No visible date on the can.

L- Thin soapy white colored head,with low retention and moderate lace.Hazy straw colored body,with distorted clarity.Low amount of carbonation,low amount of sediment.

S- On the nose I get fruity lemon,citrus,and mango up front.Some spicy and floral hops in the background.Very hop forward for a lager,lots of fruit and earth notes.

T- The palate follows the nose with fruity lemon zest and grapefruit up front,and earthy pine and spice,with a return of lemon zest on the finish.Very fruity up front,and earthy on the back end.

F- The mouth feel is medium with a chalky texture.Prickly oxidation on the tongue,with a slightly dry finish.

O- This was an okay beer.Not something I would look for,but not something I would turn down either.Give it a try, and decide for yourself.

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Photo of RodSmith
4.19/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of illpass78
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Half pint on tap at the brewery in a stange type thing.

Appearance: Cloudy straw, pillowy white head.

Aroma: Lemon, pine. Somewhat tropical; kind of a mango sort of note.

Taste: Follows nose. Fruity, hoppy, flavorful IPL. I'd have guessed it was an IPA if I hadn't known.

Mouthfeel: Very sessionable. Alcohol is barely there.

Overall: Very well executed IPL. Great hoppy beer for a hot day.

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Photo of Sk8sean86
3.02/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of I3eer
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rab53
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vdub191
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jlindros
2.97/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

No can date, and interesting canned lager.

Pours a big fluffy creamy white head that hits a finger and fades at a med pace, messy lacing, very hazy murky lemony pale tan color.

Nose lots of lager malts, toasted grainy, raw bread dough, sour dough, big creamy wheat and oat mash, a touch of lagering minerality and fruity ester notes, a little lemony maybe tartness, faint grassy noble hops.

Taste brings a weird grassy herbal hop, spicy bitterness, orange rind and lemon peel, hops really overpower the rest of the beer, some spicy minerality again, almost earthy rock minerals, a little straw and grainy bready malt, raw bread dough, a bit of soft lagering, but hard to get past those crazy spicy herbal hops and minerals. Finish is drier side, huge lingering spicy hop bitterness.

Mouth is lighter bod, fluffy carb almost too much, little creamy wheat, astringent hop bitterness.

Overall what a let down, started with a decent lager, then just turned into a mess.

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Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of redsoxjim
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ElGallo
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Salad Daze from Bunker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 60 ratings