PhillyCraft (2571) - 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 (2900) - 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 (1396) - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
OldGrowth (2327) - 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 (28618) - 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 (917) - 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.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Franklin’s.
Pours an orange-amber color with an off-white head and a bit of lacing. The nose carries through some citrus and orange peel plus a bit of malt. The flavor is slightly-malty with some nice citrus hop character Medium body and a slight bitterness. Pretty good.
Travlr (9809) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 26, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
In the top 3 of 10 beers on offer. Draft. Hazy golden color. Aroma of citrus and grass. Taste is bread, pine, flowers, citrus. That just about covers it!
strongpieman (1309) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Franklin’s. Solid IPA, assertive hops, good color, expected bitterness and finish. I would try again.