Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on draft at Beer Run. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a medium sized creamy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of pale malts with tropical and citrus hops. The taste is earthy, resin and herbal hops with pale malts. Medium bodied and very drinkable. Nice beer.
Travlr (15635) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Cloudy pale orange color, small white edge head. Aroma of orange blossoms. Taste is orange peel, citrus, lemongrass, subtle pepper. Decent.
radagast83 (5606) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Churchkey. Poured a dark orange color with a white wispy head. Aroma was DANK, lots of hops. Flavor was a bit lighter than the aroma was, with heavy hop notes. A bit bitter, earthy, floral, citrus hops. Nice ABV...
nimbleprop (5794) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked up a growler and drank it the same day. Pours a cloudy, light orange with some thin white head. Nose was nice, lightly sweet, light yeast, dough, citrus fruits, lemon, orange, a little musty. Flavor was very similar, lightly doughy, some biscuit, lemons, light pine, light grapefruit. Medium bodied, zesty, dry, bitter finish. Very tasty session IPA. Would love for this to be a regular beer for them.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Pizzeria Paradiso in Old Town. Served in a shaker pint glass. Pours a clear light orange color with a nice white head and some good lacing on the way down Thin collar throughout. The nose caries a light bit of citrus and accompanying rind and a faint touch of pine in the background. Flavor hits with an initial moderate bitterness plus some orange rind and faint pine through the finish. Body is light with a moderate bitterness. Very nice and sessionable. This is something I’d certainly have again, and wouldn’t mind having a sixtel of this at home.
mansquito (4065) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pizzeria Paradiso, Alexandria: Pours light copper with a white head. Aroma is hops, hops, and hops. Taste is extremely hoppy for a 4.5% alcohol beer. The body is rather light as could be imagined, but the flavour is anything but. They were trying to make a hop bomb session, and they succeeded; however, to be honest, I would probably have an easier time sessioning a higher alcohol, less hoppy beer.
Nickls (1956) - Kingstowne, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Nice finger plus of white head on a slightly hazy orange-yellow body. Lemon zest, light grapefruit, and light bready aromas. Decently hoppy and dry, biscuity with citrus hops and quite restrained. Light body with bubbly carbonation.
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours medium amber color with a two finger creamy white head that has good retention. Moderate zesty aroma with citric notes, grapefruit and a floral hint. Taste is hoppy throughout, with nice grapefruit, and grassy notes, and light underlying grainy caramel. Medium body with medium carbonation.
joelshannon (2) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 22, 2012 does not count
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Delivers exactly what it promised- a sessionable IPA. It’s a modestly, but pleasantly hopped and very drinkable lighter beer. It retains a lot of the better features of an American pale without excessive compromise. It wouldn’t be my first choice, but I’d be happy drinking it.
For all the purported beer fans who still ’crave a Bud on a hot day’, now you have a real beer to fulfill exactly that niche.
GT2 (9272) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at CK. Pours a clear, lighter orange. Thick, white lacing. Nose is pool cleaner, tangerine, melon. Some tap line sanitizer perhaps in here. Taste is minerally, dry, soapy, bitter. Aggressive bitterness. Some palate wrecking tannins/wooly mouthfeel makes it difficult to enjoy.