RABinVA (992) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the brewery. Pours deep gold qith a big whote head. Some lacing. Aroma is citrus and light bubble gum. Taste is oranges and bubblegum with a bit of grass. Only real drawback os a bot of soapineas.
vadavid (142) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Franklinís Crossing IPA pours a deep marmalade color with just a ring of foam at the top. The aroma exhibits grassy and citrus hop notes. The beer is dry hopped with whole Cascade hops after fermentation, and the fresh "green" flavor is apparent. The juicy citrus flavor is balanced by a bit of sweet malt. If not for the 8.5% ABV, one might pick Franklinís Crossing as an extra hoppy Pale Ale. The beer is not bitter or overbearing and I enjoyed my second pint as much as the first. As an aside, this beer takes its name from Franklinís Crossing, a Civil War pontoon site located just a few hundred yards from the brewery.
BeerandBlues2 (8481) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from brewery. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is grassy, earthy, and citrus hops, toast and meal malt with fruity esters. Flavor is malty with medium hop bitterness and flavor, fruity esters and light alcohol with a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.