TheBeerGod (5006) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy gold with a tall, fluffy white head. Big floral hops, strong citrus, light pine and caramel in the nose. Taste is big citrus (mainly orange), tropical fruit, floral hops, caramel, sweet malt, light pine and zesty hoppiness. Body is medium and slightly sticky with a moderate, bubbly carbonation. Lingering hops bitterness and mild resinous feel on the palate. Ends with more tropical fruit, orange juice, citrus oils, pine, floral hops, caramel notes and sweet malt. Tasty!
BrettTaylor (370) - Radford, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from tap. Pours a clear gold, 1 finger head which fades but doesn’t go away. Aroma - a little floral and citrus are most of the aroma, some pine. Taste - initial bit of bitterness (mostly resin/piney), followed by malty sweet in middle, then back to resin. Long finish, but mostly stays resiny on the palate.
mtbikemikel (3) - Beaumont, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very drinkable beer. Great floral aroma to compliment the nice hoppy IPA flavor. Not overly hoppy like some IPAs... just right.
hershiser2 (1173) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
$1.65 Bottle from Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville. Pours a darker golden with 2" of off-white head. Smells of light citrus. Tastes light up front, middle hops, back end is malt and very bitter hops.
DoNTOMatote (13) - - AUG 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is floral and of citrus, appearance is cloudy and hazy. There is some sweetness and pronounced bitterness that lingers. Nothing that really stands out about this beer.
Ron (2315) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a light cloudy golden color with aromas of pine, light citrus, and some wheat. Flavors follow suit wigh a piney/resiny flavor with a light citrus taste. Decent beer over all. Nice and refreshing.
AmEricanbrew (5516) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber color with ivory head. Nice tooty fruity, orange marmalade, creamsicle aromas. medium body, average carbonation. Bittersweet orange, tangerine, tropical fruit, marmalade flavors with spicy hoppage. Nicely drying bitter finish---West Coast IPA Gulf Coast style-- very tasty when fresh
superspak (2123) - Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 8/15/2013. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange zest, floral, light pine, grass, light caramel, bread, light nuttiness, and floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop notes with a moderate malt balance; and good strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange zest, floral, pine, caramel, toffee, toast, bread, grass, light nuttiness, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, floral, pine, caramel, toffee, toast, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance of citrus hops with a moderate malt balance; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice IPA. All around good balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
Drake (7846) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from Wine Warehouse. Pours a hazy amber color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of citrus, floral and candied citrus hops. The taste is intense candied citrus, some fresh citrus and mild caramel malts. Medium bodied. Decent.
jgb9348 (4439) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crisp slightly hazy light copper body with an orange glow and a nice, one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of very nice grassy and floral hops with a perfumey kick and some nice yeast and lemon scents as well - very nice dry hopping here. Medium-bodied; Good noticeable grassy and herbal hop flavours at first give way to a good balance of malt and light yeast. Aftertaste shows some herbs and grass, but is fairly mellow and not bitter at all - nice and smooth. Overall, a nice lighter IPA with some good dry hopping, but the actual hops during boil are quite a bit less than expected - that said, still a nice beer for the Spring & Summer and a good refreshing IPA. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from World Market in Falls Church (Skyline), Virginia on 12-June-2013 for US$8.99/six pack, sampled at home in Washington on 08-July-2013.