mikemccarthy (91) - Huntington, West Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a medium, turbid copper with a thin, white head. Good lacing. Soft, slightly floral aroma. Gently effervescent mouthfeel with pronounced but not overpowering hop bitterness. Nicely balanced.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for the Daystrom M-5
Iphonephan (4993) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Mad Fox Oktoberfest. Pours a clear copper with a thick and frothy off white head. Mild citrus hop nose. Flavors of citrus and grass. Moderate bitter finish.
Fritz123 (1473) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can in the Outer Banks, NC. Yellow orange pour with a one finger head. Aroma pine, malts, and light citrus. Taste is malty for a pale ale with a well balanced, almost dry bitter finish. Notes of pine and citrus. Bitterness lingers. A good Pale ale.
rumproasts (4290) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
can. golden orange with one finger head. mild caramel malt base with big hop bitterness. pretty average.
TylerGreenDC (624) - - AUG 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2015 On tap. Marmalade aroma. Wonderful dark orange color. Tart choppiness dominates - booming, bitter tangerine - and gives way to an oaky maltiness. Refreshing, old school. Even with the bittermess, abundantly quaffable. (Initial rating: 8/24/13, updated 9/11/15)
drowland (7112) - Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled during CBC 2013. Light amber pour with a small khaki head. Nice but light aroma, citrus, tropical fruits, pine, and a small but nice malt balance. Really nice flavor... digging this one. Nice bitterness balanced well with bready malts, lots of hop character, citrus, pine, fruity, and more. Nice!
BrettTaylor (669) - Radford, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured as a 2 oz sampler at Virginia Beer Live 2013. Aromas of caramel, sweetness, subtle spiciness, and hop bitterness. Very smooth and a long finish.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can. Rating #174. Orange amber color with a light beige head. Mild bitterness with a caramel sweetness. Mild pine hop bite, more caramel sweetness, decent stuff. (2873)
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can. Pours a clear amber color with a one finger dense foamy head that that leaves some lacing. Aroma is grainy and grassy, with a hint of citrus. Taste has malt flavors of biscuit and bread that are well balanced with pine, grassy and grapefruit hops. A nice piney bitterness lingers through the finish. Medium bodied and somewhat creamy with moderate carbonation.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
October 2012. One of the better VA pale ales I’ve found. Nice bitter finish from this one. Amber color, malt, citrus, fruity aromas.