pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
not bad, lacking in the flavour of others in this range. A little soapy at the end.
Kinz (3258) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Richmond 19th. Fun to get to hit a few of this series. Medium orange, Aroma of caramel and grapefruit and pine hop. Flavor matches. Not bad.
Butters (3735) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the Richmond Gathering 19. Slightly hazy amber with small particulate and faint offwhite head. Smells and tastes of old musty earthy hops. Faintly citrus, but that has faded for the mostpart. Not my favorite of the group.
tia (860) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
RG 19. Bottle. Orangey with thin head and light lacing. Smells floral and grapefruity. Tastes really sweet. Syrupy with a light bitter finish.
obguthr (3670) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Whole orange nose. Cloudy amber, medium head, full of floaties. Stale hops, caramel, orange peel.
HopTsing (412) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bottle poured a yellowish brown brew with a light white head. Heavy malt aroma. Medium full bodied with malty flavor and a strong hop presence that lingers.
Drake (8029) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from State Line, shared at the 19th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering. Pours a clear amber color with a large creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of big citrus, tropical hops, mild earth, mild pale malts. The taste is citrus, pine, earthy hops. Slight vegetal. Medium bodied. Solid.
madmitch76 (14513) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
3rd July 2011
Hazy amber beer, small off white head. Semi soft and semi dry palate with a carbonated nip. Minerals. Mildly creamy malt, dry. Bitterish orange that turns a little sweeter at the semi dry finish. Okay but lacks something.
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - JAN 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark amber, a bit hazy. The cap shows this has been brewed in April 2011 ! ! ! Dranken Geers beer shop should check its stocks and shelf lives before selling old ales to customers. This was supposed to be a fresh hoppy IPA.
Nose: caramelised malt, toffe, a hint of guava and grapefruit (but candied, not fresh).
Mouth: nice soft bitterness.
Not as fresh and tasty as expected but quite good.
wlajwl (3772) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is citrus, a hint of tropical fruit and biscuit malts. The flavor is citrus, biscuit malts, slight sweetness and mix of tangy and slightly syrupy/alcohol kick in the finish.