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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Brewed in the tradition of an English Pale Ale, but infused with the spirit of new American craft brews, our flagship beer is drinkable, balanced, and enjoyable year- round. Additions of Goldings, Fuggle, and Cascade hops provide our pale ale with the aromas of floral hop tones and subdued fruitiness, as well as imparting a refreshing, clean bitterness. Our use of caramel malt in the grain bill balances out our generous hop additions, and provides the beer with a smooth and bready backbone. Perfectly balanced and sessionable, it’s our brewmaster’s favorite beer!


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kjc51478 (393) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2014
4oz sampler at OBH taproom. Pours a cloudy copper color with medium beige head. Aroma is grainy and malty. Taste is corresponding with heavy grainy character, dark sugary malts, some mild floral hops. Palate is smooth, light carbonation, slightly acidic. Great English ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
obguthr (4070) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Dried leaves nose with slight caramel underneath, a bit vegetal. Clear copper, medium head. Quite vegetal, dried leaves. Medium body, harsh mouthfeel. Infected. I’m quickly losing interest in this brewery.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle into a glass. Cloudy gold, copper pour. Aroma is caramel, light roast, hints of spice and floral notes. Taste is lightly bitter, roasty, pleasant biscuit notes. Finishes really nice and roasty. Would love to try this on cask.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrettTaylor (539) - Radford, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
4 ounce taster at brewdo. Pours a Amber with a hint of copper, white head. Nice English hop notes and biscuit from the malt. I found this a nice English pale ale and a nice change from the IPA everywhere trend.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4458) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Very grainy aroma with a big barley profile. Pours reddish amber with ok head and lacing. A touch of citrus with light cascade and light fuggles hops. Pretty bitter for an English pale. Tap at brewpub.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (7353) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 16, 2014
12 oz bottle. BB 07/2014. (Shenandoah Hops) Staunton, VA. Clear red... no amber... no red colour with a small off-white head. Caramel sweetness, malt, mild soap and mild cookies in the aroma. The flavour is a bit dark hops, mild bitterness, caramel malt and some fruitiness. Some bitterness in the aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emeister84 (1128) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Flowery aromas, orange peel, thyme, bread crust. Clear bronze with a mostly lasting white head. Dry, floral, citrusy. Light-medium bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (13167) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Draft at the Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival. Hazy dark golden amber color. Aroma of freshly baked biscuits. Taste is very malty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2352) - New York, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Bottled. Tannish brown clear pour. Biscuit and toffee and caramel predominate iwth a nice hops kick. Pretty nice english pale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8980) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2014
12 ounce bottle from Cork & Fork, Gainesville, opened 6/5/14. Pours a clear copper color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of citrus hops and caramel. The taste is caramel, herbal hops, mild anise and raisin. Medium bodied, low carbonation.


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