beachbum25 (1084) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz Can-Tried this at a NYE party, canít call it the highlight of the evening! Orange/amber, some head, overly hopped one dementional APA. Last new beer I had in 2011 (although I still have some 2011 ratings to enter), I hope the first one I have in 2012 is better. It was a struggle to finish it.
strap (334) - honolulu, Alabama, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours hazy orange with a fluffy white head. reminds me of a Daleís Pale Ale cloan, strong hops, a little citrus sweetness. one of the better local brews. unfortunately at $10.99 a six pack itís way overpriced. i can get Daleís for $7.99.
mikem409 (1132) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
can. pours a very hazy orange with massive pillow head. aroma of lots of hops. taste is well balanced of citrus and slight caramel.
jackl (2511) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap while on vacation. Hazy yellow amber color with a modest white head. The nose is sweet and grassy, some citrus and malts. The taste is sweet and smooth, light bitterness. The palate is light/medium, the carbonation is soft. Overall, a solid local beer.
after4ever (5279) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12-oz can. Thanks Bob! Pours a somewhat murky dark amber. Loose sudsy white head. Green onions and garlic on the nose. Sweet grapefruit too. Creamy medium body with prickly carb. Toast, caramel, and onion mid-palate. Hot onion finish.
JDBaker11058 (919) - Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: medium golden amber, white head, some lacing. Aroma: piney and citrus hops over a malty, whole grain-ish backbone. Taste: as the aroma indicated. Finish:dry and smoothly bitter. Notes: Perfectly fine pale ale, which is admittedly not my favofrite style. Drinkable palate.
adnielsen (6152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can @ Danís house. Strangely enough, I acquired two cans of this in one week: one from foppa78 and one from beerandblues2 via ratman. Thanks for the dc tick. Hazy orange appearance with a tan head. Mild floral, orange hoppy, pale malty aroma. Slightly tangy, floral, herbal hoppy, somewhat bitter, pale malty flavor.
lamas (1200) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. A hazy copper pour with a thick antique white head. A pleasing nose of grapefruits, pine, citrus rinds, caramel, and a dash of pepper. Relatively thin to medium-bodied on the way down. A touch of caramel and a light crackery quality start things off taste-wise. A tad grainy towards the end with plenty of grapefruitiness and citrus rinds. The finish is a little dry with a bit of spiciness. A solid APA.
Brigadier (2230) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce can
Thanks to CaptainCougar for sending this my way to cover Washington, DC. A solid pale ale this is the sort of thing that should be wildly popular if people could get past the marketing of the large commercial breweries. Ideal for picnics, camping trips, and other places that a bottle might not work it tastes great even just out of the can. Even so try it at least once from a glass to experience its full flavor.
Aroma / Appearance - Amber orange with a warm tint it takes on the tone of coal embers as they heat up a grill. The head is like somebody squirted the inside of a Twinkie onto the surface. Noble hops, cedar planks, and other woody aromas remind me of walking down a forest path after a light spring rain.
Flavor / Palate - The taste is similar to the aroma of fresh mulch just laid down in a garden. Sawdust, whole wheat bread, and that strong woody texture soften the tongue and throat. Gentle enough to not wear down the senses it also has enough depth to remain interesting to the end. This is as good as anything else that I have found in the DC area.
theisti (2816) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can courtesy of Suttree. Pour is a hazt orange copper brown with a thich two inch light tan head. Head falls with lacing. Aroma is fresh orange citrus peel, grapefruit and a crackery malt. A touch of honey floral comes out as it warms. Taste is resin grapefruit, mildly bitter citrus peel and the base of the cracker malt. Decent blast of pine notes as well. Certainly more balanced to the hops. There is an almost tart sour quality that is quite pleasant with the sharp hops. Palate is light to medium bodied, lower carbonation, bit of a limp body to it. Grapefruit and pine linger in the finish. Bright flavors, fun beer. Thanks for 51/51 Phil.