Huhzubendah (2424) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Whole Foods in Alexandria, VA.
Served alongside On The Wings of Armageddon.
The beer appears amber hued with a small, off-white head. Grandiose fresh hop aroma. This is a great showcase for Mosaic hops. Hop forward with a light, sourdough bread backing. Mild bitterness in the back. Big flavor and long lasting aftertaste. So fresh. This was definitely on the same level as OTWOA. Impressive.
nimbleprop (4621) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
32oz growler I picked up at the brewery. Pours a hazy, dark orange with some thin, lacing white head. Nose is classic DIPA, big punchy citrus, orange, tangerine, grapefruit, some stone fruit, grass, lightly herbal, perfume, malt, honey. Flavor has more punchy herbs than the nose, garlic shoots, chive, ramps, a nice complimentary sweetness, tangerine, grapeefruit, a little sticky nectarine, honey. Full bodied, lightly sweet, bitter finish. Really nice. As good as Wings, in my opinion.
thekai (6) - - MAR 2, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: enticing hop tones
Ap: looks like OTWOA
T: body of OTWOA but bitter and unbalanced
P: smooth initial palate with notes of strawberry and mango. Hint of citrus
O: good looking smelling and tasting until you get punched in the mouth with that slighlty unbalanced hop action. Aerating while drinking improves earthy tones.
A little tweak and this could be a go to just like OTWOA
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Beer Run. Pours a clear copper color with a large tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of tropical, resin, floral hops, toffee. The taste is resin, earthy, piney, mildly fruity hops, toffee malt. Medium bodied, decent balance, strong lingering bitterness.
MadRobin (1867) - Silver Spring, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap 4 oz. pour at Meridian Pint in Columbia Heights, Washington, DC.
Clear , amber with an off-white head and very good lacing.
Aroma of pine, light fruit, grapefruit, mango and passion fruit.
Taste of pine, light fruit, citrus, caramel and passion fruit.
Full/medium body and medium carbonation.
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Nickls (1815) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Burnt orange with some ruby tones, very murky. Berry hoppiness at first with some resin and late scallion in the aroma. Flavor has berry, lemon and is resinous with some bright light lemon. Heavier body.
gendv138 (1044) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Smoke & Barrel poured into a snifter. Pours a dark golden orange color with about a finger of off-white head. Aromas of citrus, stone fruit, floral notes, pine, garlic. Tasting notes of citrus, light booze, floral notes, pine/resin, onion/garlic, dank notes. Medium body with a semi-dry finish.
devman171 (912) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2014 On tap at rustico, aroma is slight alcohol with big fruity and citrus hops. Taste is nice fruity bitter with a medium malt bill body. Not as bright as I would like, but not sweet.