Iphonephan (3858) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at the brewery. Pours a cloudy copper with an off white head. Citrus nose. Flavors of orange, grass and pine resin. Bitter finish.
kraddel (4168) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours rather unclear amber . Smell is sweether side of grassy . Taste is bitter, oranges , citrussy . Bitter finish .
ICEatALAMO (1051) - Troy, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brewery. The pour is a standard orange. The aroma is full of hops, inviting. The taste is subtle bitter hops. A nice ipa
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BiddleBrau (986) - 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 (730) - 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 (458) - 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 (3575) - 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 (3336) - 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 (2178) - 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 (2821) - the Containment Area, 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.