JohnnyPlaga (8) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Public Works Knuckle-Buster IPA:
Simply put, a fine beer. Goes down smooth with a lingering bitterness that just won't quit.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ThisWangsChung (494) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a dark copper color - itís even a bit darker than I expect from most IPAs. The head forms a two-finger offwhite shade, and features a soft creaminess. Retention isnít great, though, but thereís some nice lacing left down the glass.
S: I really donít get much hops here. The hoppiness I do detect, however, is quite pleasant, with notes of mango and grapefruit. This really strikes me as malty - and not the good kind either, more of the "way too much crystal malt" kind. As such, caramel and toffee abound.
T: Slight citrusy hops flash themselves on the palate at first. However, itís quickly washed away by tons of caramel, toffee, marzipan, and nutty flavors. Spicy, herbal hops return on the back end. Iím never a huge fan of these "pine-and-crystal-malt" IPAs, and this one in particular is too sweet.
M: This feels bigger than it really is, and thatís not quite a compliment. Itís heavy-feeling on the palate and goes down (relatively) slowly due to lazy carbonation. Itís a bit softer/less coarse than I expected from this kind of IPA, however.
O: Itís just too malty for me. A very average beer: itís reasonably well made yet forgettable, with a definite íplease the massesí vibe to it. I wouldnít buy it again with so many great IPAs on the market.
argo0 (10425) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft, MD Craft Brewers Festival. Crystal clear amber body with medium off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, light orange. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some orange. Somewhat dry finish, medium body, light resin.
AxlLives (240) - Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle - pours clear orange-amber with medium white head, good retention. Aromas of orange, citrus, biscuit, and good spicy piney notes. Taste is bitter up font, huge tingly resin and citrus notes, orange and malt on the mid-palate. Longish finish, good hoppy presence. Good new brew from local boys.