JDBaker11058 (1426) - Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: clear deep orangey copper, with half a finger of creamy light tan head and good lacing. Aroma: bright citrus, heavy on the orange, with definite additional notes of grapefruit, blood orange, and light pineapple, maybe some marmalade. Taste: citrusy for sure, but complemented with pineapple, mango, caramel, toffee, and even a hint of vanilla. Finish: dry but not overly bitter; the hops linger in the flavor but don’t kill the palate . Notes: Best by far of the beers I tried there. Full palate but not overly so. Great drinking. Draught at the brewery.
nearbeer (3969) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pint at the Nats ballpark. Darkish copper with a small ring of foam. Nose is orange toffee, pineapple, vanilla, earthy molasses and some resin. Tastes of the same stuff with a dryer finish of resin and citrus zest. Light-medium body is to the sweet side for an IPA. Medium carbonation is nice.
jrob21 (2771) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampler at the pub. Smelling this from about a foot away. Good citra aromas. Tropical pineapple flavors. Decent body behind it. Could drink a lot of this.
Tonkun (949) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Dark but clear copper pour. Citrus, caramel, herb, hop, slight pine. More pine in the mouth. Big malty body with bitter finish.
dfroms (442) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Black Squirrel. Pours reddish amber, fairly dark for an IPA, with haze of white bubbles. Aroma is very resinous: piney Citra hops with notes of pineapple, juicy lychee, and sweet malt. Great. Taste is pine and mango juice with honey-like malts, very drinkable. Some alcohol heat. Sweet and malty finish. Good.
TylerGreenDC (467) - - MAR 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft. They’re not kidding with the "orange" part. Some orange aroma, but lots and lots of orange flavor, kind of more orange-plus-tea than orange fruit or juice. Clean and crips. Solid.
Huhzubendah (2795) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler shared by MNishCT77. Thanks Mark!
The beer is dark amber with a tan head. Certainly darker than I anticipated. Citra hops are present but only play a supporting role. This beer is the definition of balance, and I don’t mean that disparagingly, as is often the case when discussing IPAs and DIPAs. Sweet citrus with a sturdy malt body. Again, the balance is so elegant here. Bread crust and citric hops in perfect harmony. Really tasty. This beer has been on my radar for years. I’m grateful for the opportunity to try it.
solidfunk (4782) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Impressive and unexpected IPA. Orange whip is exactly what’s going on here with some zesty tangerine, a little booze and some light pine. Pours deep orange with OK head and lacing. Very bitter finish. Tap at Right Proper.
GenDV138 (2580) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Mad Fox poured into a nonic pint glass, freshly tapped just 3 hours prior for their First Saturday Brewery Open House. Pours a nice dark amber/orange color with little off-white head. Aromas of orange, grapefruit, citrus peel and rind. Tasting notes of big grapefruit and orange citrus, pine, caramel, floral notes, big hops. Medium body with a dry finish, semi-juicy mouthfeel. Possibly my favorite of Mad Fox’s IPAs.
DCLawyer (1641) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft->lager at the brewpub. Cloudy orange-amber with white head. Tons of citrus hops and tropical fruit. Bittersweeet finish. Quite good.