obguthr (5309) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange peel nose. Clear copper medium yellow head. Grassy rosehip flavor. Thin body. Off balance, hoppy with too little backing it up. I usually prefer hop forward APAs but this needs more balance or body for the hop varieties used.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear copper color with a creamy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of spicy rye, herbal notes and caramel. The taste is big spicy rye, herbal notes, caramel malts. Medium bodied.
radagast83 (6781) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewpub. Poured an amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma is slightly spicy, with a nice light malt flavor to it. Really enjoyed the rye spice notes in this one. Enjoyable.
Emeister84 (1942) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Citrus fruit, stewed peach, and caramel aromas. Honey complexion, with low retaining, off-white head. Dry and lightly bitter. Medium body, moderate carbonation with some spice, and a short, floral finish.