gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From can. Pours a hazy copper with nice off white head. Nose is sweet malts and underlying hops. Flavors follows with a chewy mouthfeel. Nice light bitter finish. Really good, but a little too spendy.
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a dark amber with a white head. Smells of a ton of hops and malt. Flavor started out with a ton of hops followed by a sweet caramel malt. Well balanced.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz can. Pours cloudy amber with off white head. Hoppy aroma and taste with bitter after taste and very clean finish. Hard to believe it is in a can.
alexanderj (3399) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 24, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can; poured a clear orange-copper; small to medium off white head. Aroma of grapefruit and pine; some caramel malt. Flavor was smooth and balanced; some creaminess. Flavor like a DIPA, but doesnt have the same hops punch. Good balance in the taste of caramel malt and grapefruit. Alcohol was well hidden; A touch of sweetness. Very good.
adrian910ss (2412) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can. Pours a cloudy caramel color with a massive beige head. Aroma of caramel, floral hops and faint pine. Taste is of rich caramel, and mild west coast piney hops. Pretty darn good. Wish they would bottle this.
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A fine choice for by birthday beer! Oh so tasty. Much like a double IPA, but maybe not quite the hops but still a good hop bite in there. Not as sweet as some DIPA which is good. Very smooth going down for sure, i will have aquire more of this from my trading buddy. happy b day to me!!
obguthr (4428) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Va BF 07 Draft: Sweet clover aroma. Copper color, quickly dissipating head and no lacing. Strong thistle and orange flavor. Much of the same stays on the palate, but more like rose petals. Enjoyable and distinctive, quite unique. IPA fans will absolutely love it.
*Previously rated as the whiskey barrel version, which was probably incorrect. H/T to maniac
dchmela (2785) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours out of the can with a big white head. Once it settles down, you get to see the nice copper color of the beer. The aroma is slamming, in yo’ face with hops.There is a little bit of outdoorsy smell in there that brings me back to the woods of the northeast. The hops have a bit of a citrus tinge to it. Goes down smooth, even with all of those hops. Because of the price, I only get this one occasionally, but it is a real treat. All of the beers from this brewery are amazing.
dmac (4546) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2007 12 oz can original run with paper label shared with rebelbeerguy. Poured a clear cooper/red with a small white head. Nice strong hoppy aroma with a slight malt backbone. Flavor is mostly hops but could have been a little stronger. Not really sure why this one is so expensive didn’t seem to be worth $4.00 for one 12 oz can.
radagast83 (5417) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Virginia Beer festival. Wow, fantastic strong ale. Dominant amount of hops in there. Pines, grapefruit, and some malts. Hard to really imagine that this is as strong as it says. Great!