Braudog (5459) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery’s tasting room. Bright and full of amber-orange color and well topped with a creamy head. This drinks with all the characteristics you’d expect of a dry-hopped IPA, rolling with some good citric flavors, finishing clean and dry. Well done. (#4817, 11/10/2012)
Kinz (3159) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler fill from Aw Shucks. Poured a medium orange, slight haze, slight but lasting head. Big pine and grapefruit hop aroma, with a resinous note. Biscuity body is enough to hold up against a huge hop finish, loads of pine, grapefruit, and tangerine citrus. Lingering bitterness. An aggressive IPA - I liked this - and I have high hopes for this brewery.
jtclockwork (6919) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at GABF. Pours cloudy yellow with white head. Nose and taste of hops, pineapple, light caramel malt and citrus. Medium body.
rumproasts (2038) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Deep golden. Big citrus hops, particularly grapefruit. Very excellent IPA.
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where and how: taster @ brewery
Aroma refreshing, crisp, hoppy nose. Aromatic play but all in bolder balance. Nice west coast feel. Grapefruit. Citrus with sweet malts. Gentle hint of vanilla.
Top: lighter white crown, sparse lace.
Base: amber gold.
Palate : milder carbonation, medium bodied.
Taste: lemon grass, soft citrus, tartness with sweet filling malts. Herbal, citrus feel was more dominant than rough green bitterness. Nice.
mike5326 (615) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from tap. Light orange color, light white head. Floral hops smell, citrus undertones. Not overly hop, great beer, citrus, floral and grapefruit flavors.
Dr_Fellini (237) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a clear deep amber color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is light citrusy floral resin hops. Flavor is moderately bitter, with a mild caramel malt background. Light to medium in body with a lingering flavorless bitterness. Okay, but nothing special.
jcwattsrugger (10918) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smartmouth Rule G IPA @CBC-offwhite-hazy gold. Aroma-pine. Taste-pine hops, lt malt. 3.7
Beergeek23322 (1954) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at my local beer store. Pours amber/orange with a white head. The pine, citrus and grassy notes are very apparent. The finish is not as hoppy as I would have liked, but overall a very solid IPA.
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours copper with a medium, white head. Great hop aromas of citrus, pine, tropical fruits and light florals. Hoppy flavors of citrus, tropical fruits and pine with a perfect balance of sweet maltiness. Finishes a little too quickly but still great citrus/pine/tropical fruit hop flavors. A tasty IPA.
TheBeerGod (5003) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Smartmouth. Aroma is strong citrusy hops, pine, grapefruit juice and floral notes. Taste is big floral hops, tropical fruit, pine notes and grapefruit juice. Body is medium-full with moderate carbonation and a lingering hop bitterness. Ends with more pine, grapefruit juice, citrus oils and floral hops. Tasty!