Lupulucid (185) - - NOV 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ray Ray’s Pale Ale is a crips, clean hop driven pale ale sporting what would seem to be more than 42 IBU’s. Hop expression tends towards grapefruit and orange peel but bitterness with some malt expression which is more evident at lower ABV. Bitterness is pronounced and overshadows flavor a bit.
jackl (3775) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg @ COTU. The pour’s light amber with a small head. The nose is really fruity, bright. Plenty of pear, nectarine, peach fruit salad. Brash tropical undergrowth. The taste is reminiscent of fruit loops - pretty sweet, fruiy. More tropical fruits, pineapple, cantaloupe. Moderate bitterness on the finish. Medium body, average carbonation. Pretty solid stuff.
phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. can from RABinVA- thanks again, Ryan! Pours a hazy apricot color with a huge fizzy head that takes a couple minutes to dissipate down to a small cap. Aroma of mellow but nice orange and tangerine citrus, caramel and pale malts, soap, and some spice. The flavor loses a lot of the nose’s charm, though- a short burst of citrus and malts washes out with a soapy, bitter, mineral finish. Light-bodied, with a dry mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Disappointing after showing some promise.
jmagnus87 (2183) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can at RBSG. From notes. Slightly bitter and quite fruity. Peaches and apricots but not citrus. Good but not great. Seems like these guys are still dialing it in but I’m excited to see how they do in the future.
DiarmaidBHK (3126) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can from total wine Richmond. Pours golden with a couple of inches of thick white head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. not getting much on the nose. A tad bitter on the tongue without any of the hop flavor that makes it all worth it.
TheHOFF43 (1611) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can shared by jcwattsruger, cheers John! Pour is a cloudy orange with white head. Lots of fruity hops. Grainy and fruity.
tia (849) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ brewery shared with HopTsing. Was wanting the PocaHOPtas but they were kicked. Was pleasantly surprised with this. Hoppier than I expected with all the good things I like. Just a touch grainy. Gets extra points for me liking it more than I thought I would.
jtclockwork (6914) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can thanks to Jcwattsrugger. Pours cloudy peach with white head. Nose of peach, apricot and malt. Taste is mostly dry grain and stale fruit.. Lighter bodied.
Jesterdeal (1580) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great nose of grass, fennel, and lemon thyme. Pours amber with a nice ligyt head. Taste is very yeasty with hop notes of grass and lemon. Decent but not my favorite hop profile.
jcwattsrugger (10903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-thin offwhite-yellow. A-pine, sweet lt malt. T-pine hops, sweet lt malt. Lt/med body, semidry finish.