radagast83 (4040) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Pizzeria Paradiso - Dupont Circle. Poured a clear dark amber color with a tiny tan head. Aroma was light earthy hops, touch of malty toffee. Flavor was a bit fruity, with a base of earthy hops. Relatively refreshing.
gsmitty80 (1736) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice english style pale ale. Very smooth and easy drinking. I like it because these type beers tend to be lower in alcohol. Not this one.
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - AUG 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Pizzeria Paradiso...on cask and dry hopped with citra hops. Pours a golden color with white head, slightly less than room temp. The aroma explodes out of the glass, with floral and citrus notes, very appealing. The taste is much as it smells, with the citrus and floral notes prevailing. There is a spiciness too, that I cannot pinpoint, but it gives this beer some depth. Malts are mostly in the background, as expected. Body is medium with average carbonation. Overall, this is an aromatic wonderland that is very drinkable. Glad to have tried it.
anders37 (15299) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ The Wharf Rat, Baltimore, MD. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty weak hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter flavor with weak yeasty hints. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish.
Drake (7840) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on cask at the NoVa Summer Beer Fest in Leesburg, VA on 6/25/11. Pours a clear amber with a thin frothy tan head. Decent head retention and lacing. Fruity aroma with earthy hops and toffee. The taste is herbal hops, citrus, faint toffee and berry notes. Medium bodied.
BeerandBlues2 (9003) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at 4th NoVA Summer Brewfest. Pours clear amber-copper with a medium-small fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, toast, caramel), heavy hops (citrus, floral), and average esters (fruity). Flavor is balanced malt and hop. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth with a dry finish.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange, white cover. Aroma is light sweet, spicy hops. Taste is caramel, spicy hops. Pretty nice.
drseusszb200 (688) - Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured nice amber with good head smelled slightly hoppy almost sourtasted about the same decent and drinkable
scottw86 (1055) - Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a bronze color with an off-white head. Aroma is quite hoppy with lots of spices. Very flavorful for a summer ale, and the spices blend together well with the hops. The wheat is noticeable a tad in the finish with other malts.
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Serving: On cask at Fireworks. It pours a hazy brownish gold. The nose smells English with a bit of caramel and leather. The flavor has a surprising hop bite and a slight British tang. There is some underlying malt fruitiness and some caramel as well. Light to medium body with low carbonation leading to a lengthy, bitter finish. Certainly sessionable.