Sadads (8) - Alabama, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank it at the brewery from the tap. Lots of hops, but definitely going towards the floral end of the hops spectrum, so doesn’t have the overwhelming bitterness of most American IPAs. From someone who usually goes for European style beers, this was a nice refreshing craft brew.
Homer321 (1851) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. From a trade bonus. Aroma is a ton of citrus. Lots of marmalade and orange. Pour is dark orange with a large white head. Taste is very bitter initially then some light lemon and grapefruit. Hop flavor seems a little weird. Sort of earthy as it warms. A dry finish. Lots of carbonation. Ok.
jefcon (1376) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aromas of resin and grass, some citrus and light caramel. Fairly complex and structured. Medium finish.
RABinCO (1198) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample on draft. Sweet, grassy aroma. Taste is pleasantly bitter, grass, some citrus. Wanted a whole glass but the keg kicked on my sample.
Nickls (1822) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Slightly hazy marigold with a thin white head. Aromas of grapefruit, some slight pine, a touch of fruitiness but overall solid. Flavor has smallish pine notes and leans more toward grapefruit hoppiness, and thankfully devoid of too much sweetness. Medium body with finer carbonation. Clean and solid.
ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours a cloudy golden color with a two finger white head that lasts and leaves nice lace. Big floral hop aroma with fresh citrus and honey. Flavors of citrus and floral hops, honey, orange zest, and slightly grainy. A bit sweet on the finish. Medium carbonation and body that is smooth throughout.
tastybeer (1703) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Gold pour, white head, good retention/some lace. Aroma of grapefruit, floral hops, light caramel, bread. Taste is moderately bitter, grapefruit, melon, some sweetness. Palate is soft, oily, bitter finish. Good.
Travlr (10000) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Hazy golden color, medium white head, decent lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and citrus. Taste is slightly boozy tropical fruit. Not bad. Easy to drink.
Davetopay (53) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent session ale for those who like a hoppy beer without having to worry about spoiling their palate as the alpha acids build up. The nose is heavy on the crisp citrus and grapefruit with hints of tangy floral botanicals and a sweet feminine perfume note that is quite enticing. The beer hits the mouth and just when you are expecting a sweet syrupy malt front end on it, you realize it is very crisp, clean, and dry. Biscuity, slightly toasty and very much like a euro-pils, with the slightly estery nature of the ale yeast fermentation showing through. The hops continue with their potent aroma, and follow through with actual FLAVOR, not just bitterness. The finish is crisp, and very clean without any metal, oiliness, or off flavor. It leaves you wanting more, which at about 6%ABV, you can have!
ben4321 (3846) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2012
Location: Cask at Rustico Restaurant - Alexandria, 5/27/12
Aroma: The nose was pretty hoppy, with grapefruit and other citrus leading the way
Appearance: It pours a cloudy golden color, with a typical looking small cask-pour head
Flavor: The flavor is lightly sweet up-front leading into a medium citrus hop
Palate: This one had a light-medium body, a smooth feel, and a lightly dry finish to it
I thought that this one was a solid citrus/grapefruit IPA. Those fruity hops are really the predominant feature of this beer. Overall, I thought that that this beer worked well on cask. The flavors came through nicely.