VT (796) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewpub. Pours an orange amber-brown with a short-lasting white head. Tastes like cereals. Dry, hoppy, herbal finish. Somewhat earthy at the end. Bitterness is very resilient in this one. Medium to full-bodied. One of the best ales I’ve had at Capitol City Brewing.
hopscotch (8215) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft... GABF ’06... Mostly clear yellow ale with a small, creamy, white head. Grapefruit, pine and leather aroma. Flavor leans just slightly on the bitter side of balance. Medium-bodied with a dry mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Lengthy, astringent, Sahara-dry finish. Nice EPA!
argo0 (10388) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Downtown) Clear amber body with off-white head, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, floral/grapefruit, some rye. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit/floral, some caramel, rye. Fairly hoppy. Light-medium body, some resin, light acidity.
LordHedgehog (144) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber color with a thin but persistent head. Smells strongly of, well, rye. This is one of those English ales that tastes way too bitter to drink on the first swallow, but after a few minutes the underlying flavors come out and vindicate it. Complex, dry, and grainy, this is definately not a beer to judge on first sip.