jackl (3772) - Charlottesville, Virginia, 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 (363) - 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 (2409) - 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 (3157) - 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 (7831) - 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.
richmondredsox (1) - - MAY 7, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Legit citra ipa. So much better than old Extra Billy’s beer. Nose is what you expect. Appearance is perfect. taste is quite good but more tweaking could improve it.
babymaddy (6) - richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Citra ass down and have a few pints of this great IPA. The Citra comes through like a champ in the aroma and taste. My wife who is not an IPA fan, ordered two The finish was crisp and smooth. T.he taste had enough malt to balance the hops. Overall, a fantastic IPA