llcooldave (905) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a coppery orange in the glass along with a soapy head. Immediate pine and citrus aroma. Clean bitter hops flavor. Some grapefruit and herbal notes as well. Overall, a fairly decent IPA. I’d pay to buy another couple of bottles when I visit Virginia again.
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Finally got around to trying this one... Very nice pour, golden color with a nice white head. Aroma is of sweet hops. Taste is highly hoppy with a nice citrus backbone accented by a smooth sweet frontness. Very well balanced.
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber color. Smell of hops, grass, minor citrus, pine, malt and flowers. Taste of hops, citrus, grass, malt, orange peal and soap. Decent, average IPA.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - A very nice beer with a large amoutn of hop aroma and flavor. More in \line with the style of IPA I prefer that has a nice light malt character held up by large amounts of hop.
tia (805) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Not my fave IPA- prefer hop bombs. Golden with thin white head nice lacing. Had trouble with nose- peaches, vanilla, and citrus? Not too sweet, not too bitter. Light.
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle: pours a cloudy dark hay colour with a quick white head. very nice aroma of sweet malts and a mellow hop bitterness int eh nose. a decent homey and fruit aroma too. the flavour is pretty seet but nice, a decent malt not great but a little breadiness adn a good grassy earth hop in the finish. seems more like a English IPA and not to bad of one.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2007
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
RBSG 07 Grand Tasting beer #1. Looks like a thick orange cream soda, frothy head with syrupy lacing, very hoppy taste withou tmuch else. Average drink.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle found at Pappy’s Beer Store near Ewing, Virginia. Pours a hazy orange amber body with a medium sized beige head that retains well and scatters some attractive sticky lace. Aroma has soft fruity tones of apricot, pink grapefruit, and ripe pears, with some herbal and grassy hops and buttered caramel. Medium body and carbonation has a nice creaminess, Taste is well balanced and a bit sweet for style. Grassy and herbal hops have a solid bitterness but sweet buttery caramel and a faint hint of chocolate malt add a balancing sweetness. Fruity pink grapefruit and apricot notes add a nice touch. Still, hop-centric as per style yet very tasty and well balanced. Really enjoyed this bomber.
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Grassy hop aroma matches the flavor. Soft hop bitterness for an IPA. Golden color with little head.
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orangish brew small foamy head, nice lacing. Aroma mild sweet malty corn syrup and fresh light citrus, orange notes. Big, heavy bitterness, great warming burn in the chest. Light orange zest flavor.