ABeerVixen (17) - - MAY 15, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at brewery. Coppery, yellow color with hazy appearance. Pillowy head that quickly dissipates. Classic piney/grapefruit hop aroma. Hits you at the front.top of mouth and the bottom half of the tongue. Larger carbonation. Pretty average IPA.
BierMeHoos (186) - Maryland, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Osteria Morini, Navy Yard in DC. Appearance is a hazed brown-orange. Aroma of hops and bitterness. Similar flavor but add toffee and a little spiciness to it. Strong tobacco-like notes. Smooth and crisp and doughy. Good beer.
OlyIPA (8) - - DEC 28, 2014 does not count
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Too malty. There is some bitterness but the hops are dominated by the malt flavor. I believe the hop should dominate in an IPA.
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Jayb0 (1056) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Nice IPA, more earthy and bready than many. Maybe a bit more sweet than I like but still decent balance and very drinkable. I like that it’s got several things in play, floral notes, citrus notes, and pine resin.
BeerdedDave (627) - - NOV 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
amber color; citrusy, piney hop aroma; citrusy,piney hop flavor on a medium bodied, bready malt base with mild caramel notes
crajun (1010) - , Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle to glass; rec’d from bigda83 to help me get a VA tick.Not a fan of ipa’s and not good at rating them - this was like most of them to me. aroma was actually nic - hops, citrus. taste was bitter, grapefruit?
Ratman197 (10320) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of bread, citrus, earthiness and a hint of pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, citrus and a hint of earthiness with a crisp dry finish.
BrewBoxer (2207) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy bronze com or with a small head. Not overly hoppy. Sweet and easy drinking
klk343 (87) - - SEP 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy Dark orange with very little head. Citrus hops. Bready malts. Floral breast scent.
bigda83 (310) - Jamestown, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours an amber like color with no head. Aroma of dough, soap, lemon, and sweet malts. Taste follows the nose and was kind of like lemon dawn with caramel and bread. Sometimes I don;t mind the soapy taste in beers I’ve had but this wasn’t that great. Good for a VA tick though! Maybe it was old, but I didn’t get hardly any of the "intensely hoppy" characters from the description. Not the worst beer, but not great either.
Darkmagus82 (1855) - - AUG 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 3-3-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance –Pours a hazy orange amber color with a one finger white head. The head fads over a few minutes to leave a decent level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is of a sweeter citrus fruit and tropical fruit mixed with good doses of grapefruit hop and a very light pine hop smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter fruit flavor of tangerine and some tropical fruits of mango and pineapple. Mixed with these tastes are flavors of a more bready and slightly doughy nature as well as some grapefruit hop taste. As the flavors advance more toward the initial tastes more grapefruit hop comes to the tongue as well as some lighter pine hop flavors. These flavors largely take the taste to its end where a overall citrus sweet and hop flavor linger on the tongue leaving a quite pleasant aftertaste.
Mouthfeel -The body of the beer is on the creamier and thicker side for a standard IPA of 6.3 % with a carbonation level that is more on the average side. Overall it feels rather nice on the tongue as the thicker body gives the sweeter fruit and hoppier flavors a good chance to be sensed by the tongue, yet the medium carbonation keeps it very drinkable and quite refreshing. It is a good combo.
Overall – A rater tasty IPA that had a fairly nice balance between sweet fruit and nice more citrus hop flavor. Worth a try if you get a chance.