Travlr (16429) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 16, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the source. Cloudy pale yellow color, small white head. Nice aroma of citrus, pineapple, grapefruit. Taste is more like a saison, with slight barnyard fruit and straw, but then the bitter finish kicks in, and we’re back to IPA territory. A very nice journey.
argo0 (12350) - Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2013 Draft, growler. Cloudy lemon-yellow body topped by medium white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, pineapple, spicy/straw, some orange. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, straw/spicy, some pineapple. Light-medium body, light resin.
Drake (10703) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served on draft at Beer Run. Pours a hazy yellow color with a large creamy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of herbal hops, pale malts and a faint bit of citrus. The taste is herbal hops, pale malts, spice, faint butter, fainter fruits. Very dry, medium bodied.
GT2 (9410) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Churchkey. Low haze bright, glowing mango pour. Thicker white head. Nose is quite herbal, minty, some animal, gamey melon, phenols give a diaper character. Taste is extremely powdery and dry. Palate is dry, powdery, chalky.
nimbleprop (6091) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazy, straw gold with some fluffy white head. Nice spicy, earthy nose, dried orange peel, lemon peel, orange soda, white peppercorns, straw, yeast. Flavor is very nice, lightly sweet, very spicy, white pepper, candy sugar, a little coriander, dried lemon peel, orange zest, hay, some nice zippy scallion. Assertively hopped without being offensive. Dry, refreshing finish.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks, Chris! Loads of Citra in the nose with some earth and floral character. Bit of white pepper. Good yeast character, but hop forward.
Nickls (2002) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Finger of foamy white head on a hazy lemon yellow. Spices, thyme, and lavender in the aroma. Flavor is savory bit vegetal, peppers, and basil comes in. Lighter body with decent carbonation.
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours a hazy yellow with some white head and lacing. Lots of pineapple, grapefruit, lemon rind, tangerine, some pine and belgian yeast spice. Really tasty
Foxbush (1504) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Capital Ale House Innsbrook This was confusing. CAH said it was a Farmhouse IPA. It looked and tasted more like a Belgian Ale. The ale had a white foamy head with a hazy lemon yellow color. The ale had bitterness that was felt in the back of the mouth. Carbonation was average on a light body. Finish had the typical belgian finish of herbal hops. Not the IPA I was hoping for.
lamas (1457) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler straight from the brewery. Pours an incandescent hazy straw color with a thick & fluffy off-white head. The incredibly appetizing aroma features lots of pineapple, grapefruit, Mandarin oranges, zesty citrus rinds, an herbaceousness, cumin, and pepper. Goes down medium-bodied. Light caramel and a touch of bubblegum upfront taste-wise. Biscuity qualities and touches of creamy vanilla in the middle. Juicy oranges, grapefruits, and a zesty citrus rind tanginess at the end. A big peppery finish. A fair amount of spice and alcohol warmth throughout. Delicious!