after4ever (6093) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
growler. thanks, riverside! pours a hazy medium bronze with no head or lace. mild buttery nose. creamy medium body with light carb. caramel and butter mid palate. mild finish.
riversideAK (5591) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Floral nose, some grapefruit, a little butter, some caramel notes. Pours golden with a thin head. Up front the flavor is a little muted there is some bread and caramel with light hoppy notes, but the finish is where the niceness picks up. Dry weedy and herbal in the finish it lingers for a little while and is the best part of the beer. Body is a a little thin.
Elwood (3027) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours gold in color with a foamy white head. Citrus, a little ripe fruit, and a touch of malt in the nose. Medium carbonation with a medium mouthfeel. Malt, citrus, light floral notes, and fruit sweetness on the palate. Medium finish. A pretty good IPA and what I consider one of their best beers.
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hops on the nose. Light to slightly medium bodied. Hops on the front of the palate but when it starts to leave it gets the hell out of there with not much aftertaste which is why I have to hit it a bit. It’s trying but when you are trying to do what west coast ipas are doing you had better know your stuff.
phukktifano (159) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear pale gold with an aroma of sweet fruit and malt. Flavor was the same with a slightly bitter finish.
Kinz (3258) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear pale gold. Light citric hop aroma. Flavor was clean malts, a touch of biscuit, and a citric, grapefruit hop finish. Tight and clean, nicely done. The fact that my wife ordered a pint of this as opposed to the wit is indicative of just how well done this was. Her favorite beer of the trip, and my favorite at the brewery as well.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Sample Date: 1/17/2009 Source:Devils Backbone) Sampler at the brewery. Nice citrus/floral hop nose. Clear light golden with small white head. Low fruitiness, clean spicy hop flavor with good balance of caramel malt sweetness. Spicy bitter finish. Very good.
Braudog (5598) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2012 Took a growler of this to go -- a bright golden beer with an average head. This has a shiny citrusy hoppiness as its predominate feature. Straight down the pipe American IPA. (#3503, 2/11/2009) <<Re-rated from a bottle, June 2012 ... comments hold true; piney hoppiness a little more predominate than the citrus finish. Upgraded slightly.>>
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
golden and pale with a mild white head. some hop to the nose. slight malt character, a lot of hop bitteness without much in regard to hop flavor. an overly bitter version that needs greater depth to the hop flavor or malt. below average example
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2010 On tap at the brewpub on 10/10/2009 as IPA Plus. Very clear pale copper body with a small creamy white head. Sweet floral and citrus hop aroma with a caramel background. Sweet floral / citrus flavor on a caramel background. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 7/3/8/4/16 - 3.8
On tap and dry hopped at Capital Ale House - Downtown on 06/04/2009. Clear golden body with a small frothy white head. Sweet floral and light citrus hop aroma on a pale malt background with a bit of caramel. Floral and citrus hop flavor with some caramel, light fruitiness and a good hoppy bitter finish. Medium body with moderate carbonation and a somewhat sticky bitter finish. 7/3/8/3/16 - 3.7
On tap at the brewpub on 01/17/2009. Clear golden body with a small frothy white head. Sweet floral hop aroma. Big floral hop flavor with a light pale malt background. Medium full body with moderate carbonation. 7/2/8/4/16 - 3.7
On tap at the opening of the brewpub on 11/21/2008. Very clear golden amber body. Sweet citrus and floral hop aroma. Very nice citrus and floral hop flavor. Medium body with moderately high carbonation. 7/3/8/4/16 - 3.8