JasonWillets (2) - - AUG 30, 2015 does not count
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
As a lover of IPAs, it's kills me when I say that one is too bitter. I don't see an IBU rating on the app, but it's extremely high. Past that, it's a nice golden amber color with minimal head, a bit of lacing. Overload of hops gives it a very piney aroma (borderline excessive). Very smooth all around though and a taste that doesn't hit until it's down the hatch. Definitely a must for heavy hop heads out there.
BelgianBeerGal (3432) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clarendon Trader Joe’s can during my hunt for D.C. ticks. Pours out a hazy copper color with a small khaki head and nice carbonation plus some lacing. The aroma is dank, skunky hops. The flavor starts with pine and then finishes with an earthy bitterness with a little hit of alcohol at the finish. Okay.
OnTheTrail (113) - Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours almost amber. Aroma is resiny (?), grapefruit. Similar hoppy noyes in the taste. Palate is good.
Alengrin (3401) - BELGIUM - AUG 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at GBBF. Loose, irregularly structured, coarse head, off-white; light hazy orange colour with somewhat brownish glow. Aroma very strongly piney, spruce sprouts, grapefruit peel, orange, strawberry, mango, toast; fruity taste but clean, medium carbo, apricot and pineapple hints, perhaps an impression of strawberry, smooth caramelly maltiness, toasted and countered by a very long, very spicy, peppery, almost ’burning’ hop bitterness, piney and aromatic and deeply drying to the point that all malt sweetness is blocked in the end, leaving a long bitter aftertaste. Bold and abrasive example of its style.
MattShizzle (562) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can - from sampler pack. Copper color - clear with some chill haze. Somewhat hoppy aroma. Quite hoppy - but mainly bitterness little hop flavor. Slightly sweet finish.
Vaiz (3867) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at home. Hazy orange pour, thin off-white head. Aroma is quite grassy, pine and resin. Flavor is quite bitter, somewhat floral and with some fresh weed. Strange hops, but well drinkable.
Imaena (2086) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JUN 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ DCA Terminal B. This is a nice little IPA with a good hop punch. It will hold you for a long layover.
chinchill (3124) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can with a 22 May 2015 canning date purchased in D.C.
Orange-amber body with a large, frothy head that leaves patches of sticky lacing.
This APA has the strong aroma and taste of hops typical of an IPA but with lower, moderate bitterness. Herbal, floral, tropical fruit and pine notes.
Body: light-bodied with near medium carbonation.
Meilby (9728) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ ChurchKey, Washington, DC
Pours clear deep golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of mal,t citrus and grape. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long grape and piney finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (15566) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Church Key, DC. Lightly hazy in the glass, golden on color and with a small, off-white head. Piney, grapefruity aroma with some notes of malts. It’s full bodied, soft and quite dry on the palate. Nice bitterness in the flavor, with pine cones and grapefruit. Lasting bitter finish. Tasteful and well worth a revisit. 150620