argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft, MD Craft Brewers Festival. Large off-white head atop clear amber body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some pine, orange, bread. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some pine, light bread. Light-medium body, light resin. Very hoppy for style (yum!).
BeerandBlues2 (12056) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home. Pours clear amber with a small, frothy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is pine, citrus, and resin hops with biscuit and straw malt. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, supporting malt, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Braudog (6299) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. At first blush this doesn’t impress as anything special. It looks, smells and feels like any of a jillion other APAs out there. But on the palate, this has an above average spicy kick in a fully flavored and well bodied ale. This could be a fridge beer. (#5429, 2/7/2014)
kramer (5800) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark copper body under a small fizzy off-white head that faded to a thin film. The nose is really nice as far as the hops go, citrusy and bright. The malt comes across as a bit heavy on the caramel in the aroma though. The flavor is overly sweet though, lots of brown sugar and burnt caramel up front, and it really lingers on the finish. There’s a fair amount of bitter and citrusy hops in here for an APA, but they just get dominated by the malt. Medium bodied and a bit sticky with fizzy carbonation. Meh, too much sweetness in here.
GenDV138 (5732) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured into a nonic pint glass. Pours a clear amber with just under a finger off-white head. Aromas of citrus, light dankness, pine, floral. Tasting notes of floral, pine, caramel, grapefruit citrus, resiny hops. Medium body with a semi-dry finish. I’ve heard mixed reviews on this but it tastes pretty good to me.
altonbrownd (5516) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Chevy Chase Wine and Liquors. Hazy amber body with medium head. Nose is malty, caramel, spicy. Taste is hoppy soapy and toffee. Nice hoppy finish with some citrus. Good stuff.
sonnycheeba (4956) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours clear amber with thin, creamy white head; decent retention and lacing. Aroma is biscuit and cereal malts, lemon, oranges, floral and citrus hops, and light funk. Flavor is balanced bready malts and grassy hops with supporting light fruit esters, herbs, and light caramel; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
snoworsummer (4544) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours clear light amber. Light body and medium carbonation. Strong hop flavor. Rates like herbs and citrus. Smells like floral hops.
DiarmaidBHK (4155) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Shawan Liquors. Pours golden with a thin white head. Has a bit of pine on the nose. A bit maltier on the tongue than I prefer. Has a slight hop bite on the finish. It’s drinkable but not particularly compelling.
jsquire (4122) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep golden color out of the bottle with a rocky off white head. Raw grain dust, pine and grapefruit nose. Caramel sweetness with a strong earthy, grapefruit rind hop character. Not bad with dinner.