BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a friend. Poured a deep copper color with a moderate, bubbly off-white head that slowly faded to a ring. Some brighter citric fruits (lemon) paired with a softer orange sweetness imparted by the hops, light caramel, moderate earthiness, and some light resin on the nose. Smooth, lightly sweet entry with soft touches of caramel lead into a delicate orange fruitiness paired with a soft earthiness followed moderately bitter, dry hoppiness with some light resin, a hint of pine, and some biting lemon fruitiness. Low carbonation, light, delicate mouth feel capped by a moderate dryness, inviting you to keep drinking despite the ABV. Overall, it differs from a lot of the typical APA’s available today, leaning towards more of a balance between flavors rather than just outright hops.
jefcon (1517) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice fresh hops, but still with a nice malt background and lots of length on the palate. Nutty, with pit fruit and an herbal quality.
GenDV138 (3722) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flight sampler from bottle at Lickinghole Creek. Clear golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of floral, grass, light citrus. Tastes of same plus herbs. Medium body with a dry finish.
mike5326 (1292) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle. Burgundy color, medium frothy off white head. Slight pepper malt flavor with a medium finish.
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CanIHave4Beers (3621) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, courtesy of a kind soul... shared in a location remote of my dining room.
Pours a light orange color with a small head and decent lacing on the glass.
The aroma is earthy with some bright hoppiness and some hay.
The flavor is nicely floral, bright, and bitter. It’s pleasantly dry with light fruity notes.
Simple, but all together enjoyable,.
Westchesterco (1460) - mclean, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a bottle it is a clear golden color with a frothy head. The aroma is peach and the taste is a string tart taste that lingers more metallic than hints of peach
Iphonephan (4762) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 75 cl bottle shared at home. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Fruity hop nose. Flavors of orange and pine. Juiicy mouthfeel. Bitter finish.
ben4321 (4877) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 750 ml bottle from Total Wine - Manassas, 10/12/14, Batch #1
Aroma: The nose is sugary malt, a good amount of caramel, buttery notes, and some light hops
Appearance: It pours a cloudy dark orange color with a thick, frothy beige head and decent lace
Flavor: The tropical fruit and peach come through more here, with some sweet malts and spice
Palate: Medium bodied, has a decent mouthfeel, slightly sticky, and a bit too much carbonation
Goochland in the house! I was excited to see this in the store, because it is really good to see that these guys are already distributing up to NOVA. I was pretty impressed when I visited the brewery back in the spring. There is definitely something right going on here, and I definitely think these guys should keep at it (not that they need me to tell them that), even if this wasn’t my favorite of their beers. I’m still definitely a fan of this brewery overall, and I would happily try the next batch of this beer to see if it changes my opinion.
Travlr (16779) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Ed, thank you sir! Murky dark. Rown color, small. Eige head. Aroma of fresh tropical fruit. Taste is nicely balanced and fruity, lots of malt.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
carried over from untapped to try and organize my beers for syncronicity’s sake.
Braudog (6040) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Much darker than I anticipated, pretty much brown. The head is nice and whipped. The aroma hints more at a rich caramel/sugary base than any hop character. On the palate, the beer is moderately well bodied, and the flavors brings a bit a firm malt base and then a sharp tangy tingle of the hop on top. Decent. (#5558, 6/17/2014)