jrob21 (3334) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the source. Toasty grain and candy sugar caramel malt. Grassy herbal hop profile. Finish is a bit grassy again. Good presence.
Bamsen78 (4810) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught @ Mad Fox Brewing Company - Glover Park Taproom, Washington, DC. Pours nearly clear golden with airy white head. Clear aroma of malt, with hoppy and estery notes and hints of fruit. Bitter, hoppy flavour,mwith heavy estery and malty notes and touches of bread. Bitter and rough aftertaste with notes of needles. Drinkable but nothing to write home about.
ilovedarkbeer (2688) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light copper almost yellow color with a soapy white head. Notes of sweat, honey, earthy and sulpher hops.
JDBaker11058 (1770) - Maryland, USA - AUG 31, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Appearance: medium golden air, short white head. Aroma: grapefruit and pine, light caramel malts. Taste: bitter grapefruit, tropical hopes, resin, a bit of paper, a hint of caramel and cardboard. Finish: lingering bitter astringency. Notes: Bitter and unbalanced. I prefer an APA with a little more malt. Draught at the source.
Huhzubendah (3338) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 4, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the source.
Transparent golden body, effervescent, small, off-white collar. Aromas of caramel malt, pine, earthy hops. Tangy hops, medium sweetness, fruity, earthy malts. Light in body with mild bitterness. I prefer hop forward pale ales to malty ones, so this one misses the mark for me.
BeerdedDave (1184) - - NOV 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at Heavy Seas Alehouse; clear amber color; light floral hop aroma; slightly fruity; floral hop flavor with citrus notes on a medium bodied bready malt base
Braudog (6196) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Standard visuals, golden amber, clear and active. Quite snappy and nice. Earthy, dirty hop base, but still delivers that fun, American acidity. Good impression. (#5833, 10/18/2014)
snoworsummer (4303) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Mad Fox. Pours clear pale gold with a fizzy white head. Tastes like bitter spicy hops, dry cracker malt, floral. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like pale malts, creamy corn, and very light hops.
solidfunk (6843) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Some citrus and a big malt backbone here. On cask this certainly tastes more like an English pale ale. Finishes with light bitterness and some sourness. Pours hazy orange. Cask at Churchkey.
GenDV138 (5242) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2016 Original rating from 8/3/2014: 4 oz draft pour at Mad Fox Falls Church. Clear light golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of floral notes, citrus, light tropical notes. Tastes of bitter wheat and citrus. Medium body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation. Not a big fan of the bitterness in this. 6/3/6/4/12
Had again on 5/5/2016: 4 oz pour at Mad Fox Falls Church. Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of floral, citrus, a little toasty note. Tastes of citrus, floral notes, some wheat, a litle biscuit. Medium body with a dry finish. Enjoyed it more this time around. 7/4/7/4/15