radagast83 (6655) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Novemberfest 2015. Poured a clear golden color with a small white head. Aroma was notes of citrus, grassy notes. Flavor was heavy citra hop notes. Flavors are nice citrus, but doesn’t pop nearly as much as the delicious aroma.
rumproasts (4698) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Golden with small head. Citra forward ipa. Tropical and citrus. Nothing groundbreaking, but pretty solid.
obguthr (5243) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at 2014 Virginia IPA Challenge: Buttery dandelion bouquet. Hazy amber, headless. Yeasty dandelion and butter. Light body. Lots of diacetyl.
Foxbush (1700) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at brewery The IPA poured light amber with a light haze and an off white head and lacing. The aroma of citrus was mild but stronger in the taste area. The medium body ale had average carbonation. The citra hops dominates this ale. The finish was smooth with a nice bitter citrus ending
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Nice deep gold pour, thick white head. Big juicy, dank hop aroma. Taste is citrus, juicy fruits, grass, nice bitter bite. slightly sweet, but nice crisp, dry finish.
jackl (6680) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg @ Mekong. Deep gold with a small head. Huge nose. Plenty of acerbic underarm dank funk. Bright citrus. Some cheese. Resinous pine. The taste is more of the same. Tropical fruits, citrus, slightly cheesy. Moderate bitterness on the finish. Medium body, fine carbonation. Overall, pretty excellent. Nice vibrant flavors.
BrettTaylor (725) - Radford, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured as a 2 oz sampler at Virginia Beer Live 2013. May have been suffering from palate blowout. Pachouli aroma? The taste is all hop bitterness and no real complexity.
bytemesis (6001) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Ours clear to hazy butterscotch, small of white head, some lacing. Aroma is seeing citrus, grapefruit, passion fruit. Flavor is the same, lightly sweet, light bitter. Creamy mouthfeel, light body. Nice
Kinz (3661) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I hadn’t made it south of the river to try this, so I was delighted to see it on tap at Mekong. Pours a light gold, decent head, some haze. Aroma is cat piss and pine hops. Flavor matches, enough malts to balance, but this is flat out a Citra machine. If you like Citra, you are a happy camper. If you don’t, well, sorry for you. Really liked this one as a hop vehicle.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a hazy amber color with a large creamy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of citrus, tropical, lemongrass, earthy hops and pale malts. The taste is spicy, tropical and citrus hops. Pale malts. Medium bodied, slight lingering bitterness, slightly off balance. Solid.