obguthr (3374) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Candied violets, strong honeysuckle, lilly bouquet. Clear amber, medium head. Flavor features abundant honeysuckle notes and lilles, perhaps a bit of brett. Bitter finish of lillies. Wow! Belgian style IPA from Starr Hill? Floral, balanced, and wonderful!
r464 (1729) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber with a large, foamy white head. Crisp and dry. Pepper, hops, wheat. Very dry though the finish. Quite different.
MadRobin (1590) - Silver Spring, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap 5 oz. sample at The Bistro in Old Line Wine in Beltsville, MD.
Clear, yellow-amber with an off-white head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of grain, citrus, pine corriander, light fruit and caramel.
Taste of pine, citrus, light fruit, grain and spice.
Medium body and high/medium carbonization.
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radagast83 (3998) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Split a 22oz bottle with some of my co-workers. Poured a nice mostly clear golden color with a medium sized white head. Aroma was nice citrus notes, bready yeast notes, coriander. Flavor was wheat notes, yeast, coriander. This was pretty solid.
Emeister84 (653) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aromas of citrus fruit, banana, and a little pink Pez. Mostly clear, orange-copper, with a lasting, bubbly, white head. Off-dry, fruity, and spicy, with light bitterness. Medium bodied with fluffy carbonation, and a sticky, lingering finish.
zickbeer_ye (203) - Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flowery, lemon, belgian malts, slight spicyness. White foamy head and mid yellow gold body. Dry earthy clove maltyness with some crisp slight citrusness little bitter. crisp bubbley and wet on the palate
hershiser2 (1173) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber purchased at Whole Foods, Charlottesville. Pours a slightly cloudy golden with a soft white head. Smells of pine and grapefruit. Tastes of pine, grapefruit, soap, and other citrus. Yum...
dmac (3688) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bomber shared by Scott. Poured a clear gold body with a larger fluffy bright white head that doesnít quit and leaves gobs of lace all over my Weyerbacher tulip. Aroma is spicy with notes of citrus rind, dough, bread, yeast and coriander. Softer body with light carbonation and a delicate mouthfeel with a lingering aftertaste of yeast and some warming also. Flavor of bitter citrus rind, yeast, bread crusts, lemons, corriander. Solid beer.
RABinVA (1000) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Had high hopes for this at first. Despite being one of my least favorite styles and a constantly disappointing brewery, i was surprised at how nicely this poured and the great aroma i was getting off of it. Thereís a nice spicy, citrusy, grassy, yeasty perfect wit/IPA balance. Unfortunately, the taste suffers immensely from whatever belgian yeast straight Starr Hill is using. Itís the same issue I had with their saison. It causes huge cotton candy flavors that overpower most everything else. A bit of pleasnt citrus hop character comes through, itís mostly obliterated by sweetness. Though while the saison was a drain pour, this one wonít be. It still finishes nice and crisp and isnít by any means a total loss.
Drake (7831) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a clear amber color with a large foamy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of spicy hops and strong wheat notes. The taste is citrus, wheat, strong spice, bubblegum. Medium bodied. Fairly dry. Decent.