BiddleBrau (932) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at brewpub. Golden with little head. Pine aroma. Resiny pine flavor dominates from start to finish. Body is above medium but malt is overwhelmed by hop flavor. Bitterness is average. A bit too one sided for me.
WillemsUrenkel (483) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUL 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 fl. oz. at the brewery. Dark golden in the glass. Fresh hopy at the nose, not burning. Grapefruit and honey at the start, floral. No real hop head. Longlasting pleasant bitterness. I enjoyed it.
Advocate_Ames (426) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a reddish orange with a quickly dissipating fluffy foam head. The aroma is of grapefruit citrus, pine, and a soapy or bubble gum like hop notes. I also picked up on a pleasant sweet malt character. As for tasting I noticed a mild to moderate bitterness level that tends to linger but was not overbearing. The bitterness was countered by a tasty grain bill of pale, crystal, and carmel malt flavors. There was also a more defined citrus flavor the more I savored my glass. Overall their Private IPA had a good finish, it was very drinkable, and this brew maintained good flavor. Honestly this is a model to what I expect a good IPA should taste like. It will not blow your mind but it gave me what I was craving for, a good india pale ale.
PhillyCraft (3184) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler compliments of bill. hazy orange, golden pour with light head. Notes of heavy cereal malt, grain, bitter hops, wood, vanilla, and booze. Too aggressive for me.
Elwood (3071) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Franklin’s Private IPA: Serving: Draft at The Black Squirrel. It has a hazy, dark gold color with a small white head. The nose is a mix of soap and grapefruit hop notes. The flavor leans more towards the soapy side with a lot of grainy cereral notes. This one is a little rough around the edges. Medium, slightly oily mouthfeel and a finish that lingers. Seems like it kind of leaves a film in your mouth. Not the greatest IPA.
MadRobin (1898) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap 4 oz. pour at Franklin's Restaurant, Brewery & General Store.
Hazy, bright orange-copper amber with a khaki head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of grapefruit, pine, tropical fruit, citrus and caramel.
Taste of grapefruit, pine caramel and light fruit.
Medium body and medium/low carbonation.
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OldGrowth (2649) - North Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pintbat Franklin’s. Good aroma,.sweet,.citrusy. on the grapefruit side. Tad hazed brownish orange. Good head and lace. Bittersweet flavor. Medium body, smooth creamy mouthfeel, bitter finish. Good ipa nice break during drive home. Worth avisit if you are in the area.
yespr (30908) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, crisp hoppy, grapefruity and peachy. Smooth fruity, mild sweetness, crisp bitterness. Mellow peachy and grapefruity into the finish. Ends dry and medium bitter.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 23, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pours a cloudy orange with a medium white head, pine and grass in the aroma, starts and ends bitter with an orange aftertaste, medium bodied with ample carbonation.
Derek881 (1006) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had a 4oz sample of this beer at the 2012 Frederick Beer Festival. The beer had a mostly-clear, light gold-amber color with an average-sized, foamy white head with great retention, and good cling and lacing. The aroma featured some citrus hops with a touch of pine, and also a bit of caramel malt and barley. The beer had a light and crisp citrus taste and bitterness with a touch of pine and a lighter, sweet malty caramel effect. Its body was a bit dry and a touch think with a light mouthfeel and average carbonation.