tia (916) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Dark golden with thin white head. Smells a tad rubbery and like rye. Flavor rubbery, grainy, then sweet and almost dry. Light dry finish, graininess persists.
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was excited to see this one served on cask. It says unfiltered, but it was pretty clear looking with a nice amber red colour. The head was thin but dense. Smooth and creamy true to cask. I think it was served a tad bit warm though. I see this as more of a pale ale than anything else. Very upfront with a nice hop bill. I did feel ti was a tad bit too fruity for me, however. Iím not sure if that was the intent. It does sounds like this is a bit mor mundane from the cask than it is on draft.
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - OCT 12, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange'ish, amber color. Citrus aroma with moderate hop bitterness and good malt sweetness. Body is average. Nice session beer.
Vir4030 (515) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark golden with no head. Hoppy aroma. Flavor is hoppy with a flowery flavor.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer poured a copper gold color and formed an off white bubbly head that left some trace lace as it subsided. It had an aroma of hops and more hops. The flavor was of hops with a touch of caramel to offset the bitterness in the finish. A very good beer and probably my friend's and I favorite when we were there.
HopTsing (426) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2012
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
From the tap came a golden brew with a thin white head . Aromas of cat piss and grape fruit peel.Medium bodied an taste like cat piss and grape fruit juice.
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Canít get much from this one on the nose. A hint of citrus there. Nice and fresh at least. Bitter flavor on the palate but not too much in the way of a finish. Light bodied. No head that I could see and no lacing of the glass. Donít run to get this one.
Prometheus (160) - Bamberg, Bavaria, GERMANY - JAN 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Definitely hoppy, but not too hoppy. Easy to drink, but nothing to make it stand out.
phukktifano (159) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 29, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at South Street. Pale amber with a bitter citrus aroma. Flavor was hoppy but a bit dry.
Proteus93 (65) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Murky, deeper golden. A shorter creamy head, but a great retention on it.
A sweeter aroma than I may have expected. Suggests a decent balance of malts. Some citrus aromas.
As the scent suggested, a little sweeter, with the hops coming through later in the body, just before the finish. Citrus peel, bitter herb hops. A decent ale, perhaps not incredible.
A bit on the flatter side, but that could have just been how it was served that evening. Has a bit of a semi-dry finish. Not bad, not great.
Easy enough to drink, and not a bad brew overall, but maybe not so intriguing that I’d make it a regular indulgence.