Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Capital Ale House Harrisonburg. Pours a clear amber with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of citrus, resin, tropical hops, pale malt. The taste is tropical, pine, resin hops, pale malt. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness. Nice beer.
obguthr (4081) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at 2014 Virginia IPA Challenge: Orange and grass nose. Cloudy amber, medium head. Orange and lemon flavor. Tangy, medium body, alcohol noticeable. Nice.
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Pours orangish with a medium white head. Nice aroma of sweet caramel malts along with citrus, tropical fruit, pine and floral hops. Flavor is a nice blend of hop notes including pine, tropical fruits, citrus and light florals. Similar finish but with a touch of alcohol and a little bit of soapiness. Overall very good.
Beergeek23322 (2480) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at the brewery. Pine, citrus and floral aromas. Color is deep amber with a white head. Pine flavors blended with citrus, hops and malt. The alcohol never shows through. The finish is slightly less hoppy than I would prefer, but this is an awesome beer.
zizzybalubba (1503) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Beach Brewing. Dark orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, pineapple, and wet grass. Delicious flavor of expected pine, grapefruit rind, wet grass, and passion fruit. Lingering bitterness on the palate and there is just a hint of alcohol. This is a home run!
TheBeerGod (5341) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler. Went yesterday and got this and cracked it open today. Ruby hued amber with thick, foamy tan head. Aroma is strong pine, floral hops, citrus fruit, tropical fruit, chewy caramel and sweet malt notes. Sipping this leads to near hop euphoria! Lots of pine, tropical fruit notes, apricot, hints of peach, citrus oils, hop resins, sweet malt notes, chewy caramel and hints of the alcohol. Body is medium-full and rather chewy with a dense, creamy carbonation. There’s a slight warmth from this as well. Ends with more hop bliss! Lots of pine and tropical fruit notes, wet hops, caramel, abundant malt, soft alcohol, citrus and floral hops. Damn good!
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
1st rating. always nice to see the beach guys experimenting and pushing the envelope with new brews. poured from a growler this one sits a beautiful, slightly hazy gold in the glass capped by a fluffy eggshell head that leaves tight rings of lace around the edges. aroma is simply fantastic with huge tropical fruit hop notes of pineapple, stonefruit, mango, and apricot backed by juicy tangerines, pink grapefruit, spring flowers, and subtle pine esters with just a touch of vanilla peaking through. flavor is excellent as well with more of the tropical citrus notes of tangering, grapefruit, and navel orange coming through up front and the lightly sweet, tropical notes of pineapple, peach skins, white grapes, and papaya blending seamlessly with piney, herbal bitterness and a touch of lightly toasted malts. palate is medium bodied and almost creamy on the mouthfeel with a lingering, clean bitter finish. overall, almost certainly the best hoppy effort from the beach brewing guys and a very clean dipa.