sebletitje (8957) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft @ OTH.
light golden/amberish, thick white head.
aroma, grassy, citrus and a mild malty nose.
flavors, piney hops, lingering grapefruit. Some toasted malts, couldn’t help but get a kind of basement yeasty mouthfeel that did not settle well with this beer.
Finishes of thick caramel with mild bitterness.
Radek Kliber (7056) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 31, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Virginia Beach festival 2010
Aroma leafy citric hop. Pale like not enough umph to be IPA. Beyond that not bad set up.
Appearance straight amber with mid lighter top.3-
Flavor and Palate : mid bodied ale with good bitterness shown. Sweet with amber malts. Citric. Milder finish , low carbonation.
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear bright orange color with medium amount of bubbly offwhite head. Aroma is typical citrus hops with slight caramel sweetness. Flavor is a bit lighter than expected, dry, bit of burnt toasted grain, and a bitter bland citrus finish - like a nonsweetened grapefruit. Overall, decent, but not great.
Capa (2566) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice rounded maltiness with earthy and citrus hops. Full bodied with nice carbonation. Light bitter feel on the finish that sticks around. Good but easily over powered. Still, id buy it again.
Holdwine (1159) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice enough IPA. A little sudsy upfront. Enough hops to keep you interested, but not too much so you start complaining. Good, dry, crispy finish.
robgibbens (429) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - APR 29, 2010
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Appearance: clear amber color is pretty standard. head is ok with a lot of lacing.
Aroma: strong metallic aroma with hints of malt
Taste: medium bitterness
Palate: medium body is a bit creamy, the finish is long and bitter, it lasts.
Overall: even though I love IPAs, this one does not stand up to the test for my liking. I don’t like the metallic, kind of skunkiness aroma.
nickd717 (4058) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle via trade thanks to ben4321. My first VA beer, which is crazy considering I’ve rated over 1700 and lived in VA for 8 years. Pours clear copper with a small white head. Aroma is floral and citrusy hops, sweet malt, and something that strikes me as a little strange, maybe wet dog. Flavor is a little better: Munich malt, citrusy hops, and a little spice. Well-balanced. Nice palate, with lots of hop bitterness and good crispness with medium body. A good IPA overall, if not quite as assertive as I’d like.
kidmartinek (4446) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nutty aroma. Thick malt and toffee flavor. Mineral malty flavor. Soda
mouthfeel. Very bitter finish. Salt and hops on the finish
guzzler67 (1647) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber appearance with a large, eggshell white head and good lacing. Typical cascade hop aroma of citrus, along with some resin, which carries over to the taste. Malts in the background offer a touch of sweetness, but bitterness rules the flavor. Dry, medium-bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel with a lingering finish.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours clear orange yellow, thick off white head. Aroma is hops, peat, caramel. Not a good start, since I dislike peat intensely. Flavor is hoppy bitter, somewhat peaty and malty. The peat/wet dog/bog flavor is not as bad as I expected from the aroma, so I can drink this beer alright. I would not buy it again though.