Foxbush (1250) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler from the Brewery This was purchased on the day the brewry was hosting a Grand Opening of their new location. A very nice lady filled a growler for our Special Olympics Polar plunge in Virginia beach. The ale poured a clear to hazy amber clor with small head and no lacing. The aroma was light citrus. The bitterness did dominate the taste as well. This is a complex beverage that is most enjoyable. The finish had lingering hop bitterness mostly citrus.
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours reddish with a small, off-white head. Aroma of floral and citrus hops, caramel, and light rye. Flavors of citrus and light pine hops, sweet caramel, spicy rye and a touch of earthiness. More hoppy than expected, in a good way. More citrus, light pine, caramel and rye in the finish. More rye spiciness as it warms. Alcohol is very well hidden. A tasty beer.
zizzybalubba (1380) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from the brewery. Reddish pour with a thin khaki head. Light floral and grapefruit aroma. The bitterness from the hops is met with an assertive toffee and chocolate balance in the malt profile. The bitterness lingers for a while on the palate. Really good as it is but I would prefer a stronger hop presence.
GT2 (8161) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the brewery. Listed at 8% abv. Pours a hazy, deep tea red /amber. Big beige lace. Sweet tea nose. Taste is tea tannic, leafy, bitter, forest, pine. Okay. Bitter, nutty, tannic. Straightforward. Fiancé rating: 3.3
deyholla (6482) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared with friends, thanks Ken! Pours a clear amber with an off-white head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of of dark grains and rye with a bit of backing floral and grassy hops. Flavor begins with some resinous pine with a rye backbone and has a bit of citrus come out with hints of sweet grains.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Served on draft at Beer Run. Pours a clear dark vibrant red color with a thin creamy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of stone fruits, toffee, rye, earthy and herbal notes. The taste is bitter rye, herbal hops, toffee and earthy notes. Medium bodied. A little bit bland and definitely off-balance.
Braudog (5574) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a brewery-born growler. Pronounced red hue, shiny and clear, with an airy head. The beer emits a decidedly caramel aroma, with an earthy backdrop. It drinks with a muscular mouthfeel, slick and laden with flavor -- caramel malt and tangy pine, both the rye and hops evident but subdued. Sneaky for 9%, so be careful! (#4579, 4/29/2012)
raiderfost (168) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great stuff. One of the best rye IPAs ive had. Beach brewing is really doing great things theese days and this might be the best yet.
TheBeerGod (5165) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from the brewery. Coppery ruby pour. Short tan head. Aroma is citrus, spicy hops, rye notes and soft caramel. Taste is rye, spicy hops, citrus fruit, light pine, caramel, floral hops and sweet, sticky malts. Body is medium, but chewy with a dense, bubbly carbonation. Finishes with more spicy hops, rye, caramel, citrus zest, sweet malt, light tropical fruit and pine.
GandGKevin (917) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice spicy aromas. Pours reddish with a small white head. Flavors of red grapefruit with rye spice. Rye lingers on the palate. Overall a very good rye IPA.