Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Originally reviewed: 11/13/10. Stopped in here with the family for lunch before we headed to Pilot Mt State Park. Iíve been here in the past and they havenít had any beer at the time. Used to just have 2 offerings. They now have 4, all of which were on tap. I ordered this one as I am a sucker for IPAs. The bartendress wasnít sure if this was an American or English style. I labelled it American from the hop profile.
Came out a very dark rusty copper color with a thin white head on it. Little retention, but there were many pretty sip rings left after each sip. The nose was pretty basic with some floral tones and a sharp hoppy scent.
Decent body on this one. Moderate carbonation. Good depth. Wonderful bitter hops all over this one. Some faint orange sweetness, grass, and more hops. This one is a hop-head beer for sure. Wasnít sure what to expect from this little place, but if this is any indication of what the rest of their lineup is like, Iíll be back to try the rest. Good beer.
Drake (7848) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served on draft at the winery. Pours a clear copper color with a medium sized frothy offwhite head. Decent head retention. Aroma of citrus, floral and herbal hops, apricot and pale malts. The taste is very herbal hops with some citrus and something a faint bit catty. Toasted malts and caramel as well. Slight lingering bitterness, low carbonation, medium bodied.