TylerGreenDC (140) - - OCT 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At Snallygaster. What a fresh-hop pale ale should be: big pine resin flavors that last and last through the malts. I don’t think of DBB as excelling at these hyper American styles, but this is a winner.
argo0 (11123) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft, Snallygaster. Dark amber body with small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some grass/straw. Taste is moderately sweet, straw/grapefruit, light bread/caramel, orange. Light-medium body, light resin.
Travlr (9942) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Hazy golden yellow color, white head, solid lacing. Aroma of fresh fruit and oatmeal. Taste light fruit, straw. Light body.
jackl (3477) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @ Sedona. The pour’s gold with a small head. The nose is slightly subdued. Some resin, marmalade, tree bark. The taste is hugely bitter. Wow, much more assertive than the aroma suggests. Green shoots, biomass, resinous pine. Medium body, fine carb. Bizarre proportions on this.
RABinVA (995) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brewery. Clean golden hay pour. Very fresh grassy hops. Slightly burned malt taste. Big bitter bite. Weird mix.
Elwood (2959) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: Draft at Fire Works Leesburg. It pours a hazy orange color with a decent white head. Earthy hop nose with soft malt notes. The flavor has a touch of resin with nice citrus notes and a little yeast. Medium bodied with a lingering bitter finish. Pretty solid stuff.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on draft at the brewpub. Pours a murky orange color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of fresh grapefruit, citrus, herbal and floral notes, and pale malts. The taste is citrus and resin hops with pale malts. Medium bodied.