jackl (3859) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg @ Beer Run. Amber pour with a small head. The nose is mellow lime and pickled pepper. Moderate singed grass. A bit of caramel-dipped red apple. The taste is much more aggressive than the nose. Wow. Stinging peppers, pickled veggies. Moderately bitter. Medium body, fine carbonation. Overall, I’m a bit biased against pepper (and elderflower!) flavors in beer. There’s nothing wrong with the execution of the beer, but what’s the point of it?
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours a hazy orange color with a thin creamy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of intense peppers, citrus hops and caramel. The taste is intense peppers and citrus hops. Medium bodied, lingering heat.