With the heat that we've been experiencing lately, I felt like a lighter sort of tip and sip this week as I traveled down the "iron road"...
Iron Road Brewing tends to be pretty consistent with how they label their beers. They all tend to have the same basic pattern, with different colours setting each type apart. I enjoy the simple format with the train in the circle, and the silhouette of a mountain on the main background. I like the way the blue looks in the circle, and the band at the bottom of the label... but the shade of the text below the circle is too dark to read with any real clarity. But that's the only part of the label I had an issue with overall.
The Locomotive Lager has a fairly standard golden colour- though it is quite clear and crisp. The head of foam isn't too bad either, and tends to be a clean, white colour. It didn't really strike me as interesting, though.
"Decent" is how I'd have to describe the first sip. It was okay- but didn't really announce itself on my taste buds. It wasn't too heavy, or too light. It was decent. In fact, the whole experience was pleasant if not really attention getting or all that memorable. It was relaxing, and refreshing- so it accomplished what it set out to do.
There really isn't that much I can say about Iron Road Brewing's Locomotive Lager. It's a nice little lager for a evening with friends. It's a pretty standard lager, in fact. Would I drink it? Yes, I would- but I wouldn't necessarily feel compelled to seek it out specifically. It kinda straddles the line between "Bad" and "Good". Since I would drink it again if offered, I'm going to give it a "Good".