JDBaker11058 (1824) - Maryland, USA - AUG 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: clear bright gold, short soapy white head. Aroma: crackers and pie crust, lemon grass, white pepper, orange zest, maybe some cardamom. Taste: crackery sweet malts with bright citrus, a bit of spice, and a little pepper. Finish: lingering malty, toasty sweetness, balanced by that really bright citrus note. Notes: Absolutely loved this beer. Felt like a kolsch, only amped up a bit in the hop department. Flavor was great, and the finish was really excellent. Draught at the source.
Huhzubendah (3405) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the source.
Transparent golden body with a thin collar. Fruity malts, light hops, pale malt. Light in body and smooth on the palate. Fairly low carbonation. Mild sweetness. Pretty good.
jrob21 (3395) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampler at the pub. Interesting to read the description of this style as it definitely makes sense to brink these two flavors together. Light summer profile but with a lot more hop character. Really interesting strategy to a beer. Who wants to down a bunch of shitty pilsners during the summer, let’s go ahead and kick it up with some light tropical hops to make it a lot more exciting, Citra! Aroma is mostly toasty grain. Citra flavors are light in the profile. FInish is sweet light grain again. Points for originality.
Dogbrick (11168) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from cask at Birch And Barley/Churchkey. Clear dark golden color with a medium white head that dissipates quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of toasted malt, fruit and hops. Light-bodied with flavors of earthy malt, caramel and fruity hops. The finish is sweet with an herbal hops aftertaste. Decent overall.
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at brewery. Clear golden pour. Nut, roast, malt, bread. Light to medium body with a lot of flavor. Hoppy finish. Very nice
strongpieman (1647) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Overall a nice beer, with plenty of flavor for a lighter beer. Nice hoppiness, medium body, light carbonation. A good all around beer that is easy to drink.
GenDV138 (5673) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz cask pour at Mad Fox. Clear straw yellow with off-white head. Aromas of bready notes, floral notes, citrus fruit and peel. Tastes of citrus, floral notes, light hops. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Low carbonation. Simple but refreshing.
DCLawyer (2443) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft and cask at the brewpub. Pours a hazy gold with thin white head. A: lite floral hops and bready malt. T: slightly bitter, bread, citrus notes. Palate is moderate. Nothing special but decent.
nimbleprop (7176) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at the brewery. Dry hopped with HBC 342. Pours a clear gold with some very thin, white head. Nose was very pleasant, a really interesting white grape character which must be from the dry hopping, a little honeydew, some grass, some malt. Flavor is lightly sweet, mild honey, a little melon. Clean finish. I think the HBC 342 had a nice impact on this.
jefcon (1612) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask. I can handle warm cask beers, but this seemed a little too warm. Didn’t show the hops too well, and felt a little one-note. Still, the beer had structure and staying power on the palate. So, not all bad and definitely worth the try.