Nickls (1956) - Kingstowne, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler. Nice fluffy eggshell head on a slightly hazy burnt rust orange. Lots of pine, some slight grapefruit rind and herbal grassy hops in the aroma with some dusty malt. Flavor is nicely aggressive with bitter pine, slight grass and bitter dusty biscuity maltiness. Body leans to the heavier side with some oily slickness and nice carbonation. Very, very solid stuff.
nimbleprop (5794) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
32oz growler from the brewery, pours a hazy, deep orange with some lacing, creamy white head. Nose is really nice, fruity, vinous, orange, light pine, lightly floral, earthy, honey, light malt, light grapefruit. Flavor is very well balanced, oranges, kaffir lime, light honey, some flower pollen, pine light tar, some malt, very light grapefruit zest. A sort of salty finish that reminds me a bit of a barleywine. Full bodied, lightly sweet, lightly bitter finish.
lamas (1435) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler filled at the brewery on 09/29/12. A hazy amber pour with a big & fluffy beige head that leaves lots of lacing behind. A pungent aroma full of pine trees, grapefruits, zesty citrus rinds, oranges, lemons, and a sizable biscuity/caramel maltiness. Goes down full-bodied and chewy. A slightly toasty biscuity maltiness upfront taste-wise. Some caramel and a rich breadiness follow. Plenty of graininess in the middle. Tangy oranges, bitter grapefruits, and zesty citrus rinds finish things off. Spicy. Some warming alcohol is present throughout. Excellent!
RoyalFlushing (324) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ the brewery. Poured a cloudy light amber with a large creamy tan head and notable lacing. Aroma includes lemon and orange zest, piney and floral hops, and a hint of honey. Taste is extremely well balanced flavors of caramel malt, citrus, and grass with nice palatable bitterness. Smooth crisp dry finish, enjoyable sticky mouthfeel, and slight alcohol warming. Perfect amount of bitterness for my palate. Impressed enough to take a growler with me back to NY.
Travlr (15625) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source. Hazy golden color, small white head, solid lacing. Aroma of pine and grass. Taste is bright pine resin, light citrus. Very nice.
argo0 (12033) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Large beige head atop clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, pot, grapefruit/pine, light catty. Taste is pine/pot, some catty, grapefruit, light alcohol warming. Resinous medium-full body.
radagast83 (5606) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank this at the Brewery, then picked up a growler of it. Much like the beer it was trying to be, this one poured a relatively clear orange color with a foamy white head. Aroma was pleasant citrus and pine - about like how it should be. Flavor was, well I can see why they didn’t let this become On the Wings of Armageddon. The flavor is a bit heavy on the malt side of things, with a little bit of dankness coming from it but that’s about it. Still, I think it’s good, but certainly not OTWOA.
jbeatty (1197) - New York, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from the brewery, 09/08/2012. Dark amber orange pour, dense head fades to a nice haze on the surface, oily lacing. Aroma is dark, dank, earthy pine, bitter grapefruit, dusty caramel malts round things out. Taste light orange and grapefruit, bitter pine, light caramel, alcohol. Heavy body, but not too resinous; smooth. Tasty stuff.
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on draft at the 3rd Annual Top of the Hops, Charlottesville, 9/22/12. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a thin creamy off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of citrus, melon and herbal hops with pale malts. The taste is citrus, herbal, resin hops. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness.
TheGB (561) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy amber. Nice aroma of hops and lots of grapefruit. Nice cleansing palate.
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