TheBeerGod (5007) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber pour with a short white head. Aroma is rather floral and piney with citrus notes, caramel, sweet malt and toasted grains. Taste is big floral and citrus hops, pine notes, tropical fruit, toasted bread, grains, sweet malt and notes of caramel. Body is medium-full and slightly chewy. Mild resinous notes as well as mild boozy notes also. Ends with more caramel, pine resins, floral hops, tropical fruit, citrus oils, light earthy notes, sweet malt and bready notes.
zizzybalubba (1303) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine, Virginia Beach, VA. Dark orange pour with a frothy white head. Aroma of tangerine, tropical fruits, and caramel malt. While the aroma led me to believe this would be more balanced the taste offers assertive tangerine, pineapple, and grassy hops which offer plenty of bite without being overwhelming. The finish is wonderfully bitter but still offers an undercurrent of sweetness. Nicely done!
Braudog (5462) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep golden, attractively carbonated. Ticky-tacky head, although it’s a bit thin. There’s but a bit of a malty aroma, but this drinks with a full-on malt burn, and a pine forest’s worth of resin. Quite delicious and a new Virginia favorite. (#5450, 3/2/2014)
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Medium off-white head atop clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine, some grapefruit, light apricot. Taste is medium sweet, pine, some bread, light grapefruit, alcohol astringency. Medium body, some resin.
SpringsLicker (3035) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014 RBWG Sat night Downtown Inn bottle share.
Clear gold with a white head.
The aroma is malt and light hops.
The flavor is bitter hops with a good underlying malt base.
Long dry finish.
sloth (2382) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium sized white head with fair retention and lace. clear, copper hued ale. Nose of pine and berries, fruity, lil booze. Body is med/full, a bit crisp on the palate, spritely carbonation. Fairly sweet malts with metallic hop notes, some pine and alcohol. Lightly sweet finish with no balancing bite. Bottle from statelineliquors.
dlovell2 (539) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden color with white head. Citrus aroma. Sweet syrupy start followed by a big citrus flavor and a piney finish.
mike5326 (623) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle. Clear golden color, small white head. Nice floral hops smell. Medium body with a nice fruit and floral hops flavor with a mild finish.
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Luvystypotables (342) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of hops and citrus, light caramel color, taste of citrus and dried fruit slightly bitter with a creamy slightly bitter finish.
kidobutai (204) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It’s beers like this that changes my feelings about IPAs. Clear color, well balanced with the higher ABV, creamy finish.