JDBaker11058 (1061) - Maryland, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: hazy, orangey golden with a nice white fluffy head; decent residual lacing. Aroma: citrussy hops right off the bat, with a subdued but present medium malt background. Taste: as the aroma indicates, with strong hops (citrus, pine, earth) bittering up the front, bit with a good little showing of toasty malts back in there. Finish: bright citrus lingers, but not overlong, giving way to a pleasant dryness. Notes: Don’t know that I will ever really grow to love IPAs, but I’m trying to at least keep an open mind. Had a good taste of this while brewing up a batch with some pals at the brewery. Drinkable IPA for me, which should qualify as a rave review.
BeerandBlues2 (8444) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Pours clear gold with a small, frothy white head, low retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (hay, meal), heavy hops (floral, pine, citrus), and average esters (fruity). Flavor is heavy malt (grainy, hay, meal), heavy hops (floral, pine, citrus), and average esters (fruity). Light body, low warmth and creaminess, medium carbonation and a dry and biting finish.
3fourths (7513) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler shared by kmweaver pours bright and sharp honey yellow/orange with a white head. Clean, direct nose of semi-sharp pine-mineral hop cones, lacking any noticeable defects, leaving a fairly clean smell that is something I tend to like in IPA. Flavor is appropriately bitter and sharp, fresh and somewhat green - light bite of pine wood, some sweetened cracker-pils malt flavors, nicely drying and sharp and refreshing in the finish.
kmweaver (3200) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler, sampled at the 1st Annual Shenandoah Beer Throwdown, courtesy of Ryan. Thanks! Pours a hazy, golden-orange color; white head with mixed-bubbled lacing. Lots of earthy and citrus bitterness in the aroma; very dry, crackery bitterness; some candy sugar and earthy malts underneath. Highly carbonated; lots of citrus and earthy hoppiness upfront; mild astringency; drying, dense hop character; pretty solid IPA from Shenandoah; well-hopped, very earthy and dry; slightly hallow malt core. Lengthy finish: basic sugar, citrus and earthy bitterness; nicely dry end.
blindeyedbetty (189) - Utah, USA - MAR 30, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle pour. Pours strawberry-copper color with off white head. Aroma of mild fruit and some hops. Tinny, almost metallic front palate with warm malt in the middle and hoppy finish. Pretty run-of-the-mill; nothing special.
Cobra (1100) - In a van, down by the river, Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2008
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Dremo’s. Poured out a vivid straw yellow color, with a minimal white head. Aromas are all hops, with some fruity notes. Flavors are all hops, slight malts. Not balanced, but drinkable. Medium mouthfeel, slightly over carbonated. Decent enough beer overall.
radagast83 (3742) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Dremos. Golden color, with thin white head. Nice floral and citrus aromas, with a nice fruit and hoppy flavor. A certainly respectable example of a IPA.
nimbleprop (3850) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 13, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
All centennial hops in this IPA. Gold body with a white fizzy head. Floral and citrus nose, nice and not overpowering. Flavor is fruity, slightly malty, hoppy, citrus. Clean, bitter, hoppy finish. Nice beer.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
At Shenendoah Brewing - Clear sparkling gold, thin white creamy head. Earthy citric pine and floral nose with no underlying malt. Flavor was bitter, earth and light citrus throughout, and again not much malt to speak of. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry bitter finish. Used to like this one in the Bardo Rodeo days, but now...
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 20, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rosy tasting beer. Cheery, but has the hops that lets you know: I mean business. Not sure why Dremo’s has these re-named on their taps if they’re made by Shenandoah. A backstory, perhaps? Tap, Dr Dremo’s, Arlington, VA.