JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dusty orange with a healthy layer of foam. Enticing aromas of orange and grapefruit with vinyl hovering in the background. A pleasant, fruity bitterness initially excites, but upon further examination the flavour seems a little flat, too chalky and one-dimensional. Average for a micro IPA.
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. The label offers no other information.
Appearance: It’s on the darker side of the IPA style with a deep orange amber colored body. It has good clarity and a creamy off white head sitting on top. This head is thick and hangs on to the glass leaving thick lace rings at each sip.
Smell: Overall the nose is fairly light but offers a mild bready and lightly fruity base with a nice balance of citrus and herbal hops. Under that is just a slight hint of mineral.
Taste/Palate: There is a solid bready maltiness with a light fruity sweetness upfront balanced by light hop bitterness. Citrus, herbal, and mild pine like hop notes slowly take over and finish off the flavor profile firmly on the herbal/piney bitter side. This bitterness ligers and sticks for some time on the tongue.
Notes: This beer teeter totters from sweet malt to full on hop bitterness. Well done!
manuchampions (1223) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle. Pours a clear copper with a voluminous tan head which recedes with average lacing and has nice retention. Very nutty, malty nose with minimal hopping evident. Flavour is floral and piney hops with a sweet malt backbone. Floral and piney. Alcohol is almost completely hidden, even in the aftertaste. Tastes a little more like an amped up British IPA. Good.
MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks Richmond crew! Transparent honey gold body, thin but lacing and a white ring. Nose of washed out grapefruit, light cotton candy, very minor caramel. Light body but not salty, Flavor has light grapefruit, particularly juice through sticky finish. Bit soapy, empty.
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear gold with some white head. Light hoppy aroma with some citrus and spice, well balanced with some malt. Fairly bitter, not very flavorful. Not bad but a bit boring.
BeerandBlues2 (8556) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at 13th Richmond Gathering, courtesy of MaltDawg. Pours clear gold with a large, frothy white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is average malt (caramel, grainy, toasted, cereal), heavy hops (floral, earthy, herbal, grassy), and average esters (fruity) with notes of peaches. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, toasted), heavy hops (floral, earthy, grassy), and average esters (fruity) with notes of pineapple. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation, and low creaminess with a dry finish.
Capa (1935) - Manama, BAHRAIN - JAN 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear copper with a white head. Medium aroma of citrus and lemon hops, light earth, and light malts. Flavor has a more noticeable lemon flavor with citrus, light caramel sweet malts and a subtle sourness. Decent but one was enough that night.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Sample Date: 1/15/2011 Source:Other) Spicy hop aroma over light caramel. Clear reddish golden with small white head. Spicy peppery hop/yeast character. Medium body and mouth feel. Finish is dry and bitter
Kinz (3111) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Richmond 13th. Medium orange, heading towards light. Aroma citrus and earth. Flavor is light malt, grapefruit, pine, and a touch more earth. Not bad.
Butters (3590) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at the Richmond Gather XIII. Weird. Big apple nose, dry champagne body. not that great. sweet and unusual. but didn’t care for it.