hopdog (7652) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Poured a medium to deeper golden color with a smaller sized head. Aromas and tastes of caramel, some citrus, and toasty. Lighter alcohol in the finish.
jsmerig (798) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour a nice gold color with a thick foamy head. Aroma reveals noble hops. The taste is mostly malt with a bit of alcohol strength at the end.
DocLock (6789) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from Capone’s, and I believe this is my 2011 maibock cherry popper. Dark straw pour with 3-finger fluffy white head. Nose is floral and earthy, with hopcitrus, apricotty fruit, definite noble hops. No transient hops in this one; no sir. Tastes earthy, rich, fruity, with a big hop element and some cloying sweetness. Smooth finish, and very good.
Byrdman (41) - Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I like this beer more than my rating, but cn’t put my finger on it. Amber color, long-lasting snowy head. Nose with sweetness. Heavier mouthfeel than I expected, very malty with complex finish with brussel sprout character (in a good way). Very nice, but not superb
shakespeare33 (197) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
sixer from safeway.. cant believe Im the fourth person to rate this... Pours a highlighted translucent golden hue w a dissipating snow white head... aroma is of a slightly sweetend bitterness with notes of honey and pine billowing above the rim... Initial hit to the palate is puzzling because there are definite pine crusted hop notes but they disappear quicker than the guy who woke up next to the ugly chick.. the overtone is laced with a bittersweet mix of malts that present a resinous, slightly syrupy earthy flavor.. simple flavor on the frontend but much more complicated throughout the remainder of the sip.. its a mystery wrapped in a conundrum.. heavier than what I expected but not overpowering.. Like the girlfriend I keep going back to..... I know I like her but Im just not sure why.. good brew from dominion though
jgb9348 (3964) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden, slightly copper coloured body with a large white head and a few bubbles rising from the bottom - light for the style. Aroma of bitterness at first with a touch of shoe polish, bananas, cloves and some funky saaz or something hops in the mix - strong. Medium to Full-bodied; Pungent, alcohol flavour shows up first with a deep unrefined hop finish and a large taste of malt and alcohol - still. Aftertaste is strong and deep with the malt and bitter hops coming through most, but with a very chunky and thick mouthful and alcohol flavours everywhere. Overall, a pretty odd beer - way stronger than others from this style and a bit too potent and chewy for my tastes, especially this time of year. Surprisingly characteristic for this brewery from Delaware with a Virginian sounding name - if they try beers like this and connect with a few, I might have some actual respect for a once-respectable brewery. I sampled this twleve ounce bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Arlington (Clarendon), Virginia on 05-February-2011 for US$1.29 sampled at home a day later on 06-February-2011 in Washington.
Drake (6488) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from a local Kroger. Pours a clear amber color with a medium frothy head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of toasted malts and bitter floral, spicy hops. The taste is caramel malts, some toastiness, bitter herbal hop notes. Lingering bitterness. Medium bodied. Decent, but fairly boring.
ezec (3) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2011 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear, warm, amber-gold with a healthy thick frothy head that lingers. Head is off-white with a golden hue. The nose is of fresh-cut pine backed up by tart apples, pears, then pineapple. Similar on the palate; starts with a sharp piney-citrusy flavor, followed by sweet, slightly fruity and biscuity tastes. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and it hides the 7.5% abv pretty well. I had guessed it was 6.25 or so. IBU’s in upper 40’s I’d guess. Anyway, it invites another taste...