BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from a friend. Poured a clear copper-orange color with a moderate off-white head that faded to a dense layer and left beautiful sheets of lacing. Aroma of fresh, dank hops paired with bright citrus fruit (grapefruit, orange) along with some moderate notes of pine. Smooth entry leads immediately into a fresh, floral, resin-filled hoppiness with a complementary citrus fruitiness in the form of grapefruit and softer orange that linger into the bitter finish where undertones of a sweet caramel maltiness are present. Moderate carbonation and medium mouth feel, incredibly drinkable due to the dryness imparted by the hops. Overall, a great beer if you are looking for a hop-forward, easy-drinking treat...which is exactly what they were shooting for.
kramer (5431) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours a slightly hazy dark gold to orange body with a small frothy white head that faded to a wispy covering. The nose is citrusy, but thereís a heavy caramel malt base thatís throwing off a lot of sweetness, which usually isnít a good thing. The flavor is super bitter, but not especially hoppy to me. Thereís still a heavy sweetness below all those hops, and I donít really care for that all too much in an IPA. Itís not terrible or anything, but itís just not my style. Medium to full bodied, a little heavy and chewy with fizzy carbonation. Meh, not all that.
hershiser2 (1516) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very hoppy. Lots of pine and citrus peel. Murky orange. Can. Yummy and worthwhile.
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Nickls (2022) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Hazy lighter Amber orange. Grapefruit rind, light toasty malt, some caramel sweetness and light pine in the aroma. Flavor is more rounded, with some bitter grapefruit, toasted toffee, some malty sweetness and candy midway through and then a drying bitter pine finish. Medium oily body. Kinda old school, but solid.
dlovell2 (1309) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is citrus with earthy pine resin. Flavor is dry biscuit malt with citrus ann floral notes. Finishes with big bitter, earthy, piney hoppiness.
zickbeer_ye (381) - Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Piney hop aroma and dry citrus aroma. Light white head and golden body. Flavors of dry citrus light herb and some hop bitterness in the finish. Dry on the palate.
cfrancis (2756) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Deuce for this. Pours a cloudy dark gold with a small frothy white top. Aroma is tropical hops and biscuity malts. Taste is a big blast of bitter tropical hops. Dankness abound and dry biscuit malt.
mansquito (4334) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Spacebar, Falls Church tap: pours orange with a white head. Aroma is light pine flowers and a hint of citrus. Taste is a bit bitter. Not much sweetness. Some maltiness. Not a very memorable IPA.
Luvystypotables (1177) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of resin, grapefruit rind and hops, pours a caramel color with a lasting white well laced head. Medium body, light carbonation, a slap in the gaceof bitterness with hints of resin, grapefruit rind and a trace of caramel. Lasting bitter finish.
GenDV138 (3730) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Clear yellow with off-white head. Aromas of floral, citrus, pine, hop oils. Tastes of floral, citrus, pine, caramel, light biscuit. Medium body with a dry finish. Hardywood doing it right.
pharleg (1) - - APR 15, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great hops out of Richmond. Nice caramel color, fruity nose, bite on the tongue that smooths to that grapefruity finish.
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