ilovedarkbeer (2140) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden colored IPA fruit but confused and comes across as unbalanced resin beer lacking malt backbone.
Travlr (9840) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft in Centreville. Hazy amber color, large thick cream colored head. Aroma of pine > grass > flowers. Taste is malty biscuit with good balance. Nice.
kramer (4366) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours a clear light copper body with a small wispy white head. Minimal hops on the nose, just some light perfumy and floral notes. This is definately in the English style, some biscuity malt, light floral hops, and some lingering husky malt. Fairly short finish with minimal bitterness. Medium bodied with a nice soft texture and moderate fizzy carbonation. Pretty well yer average English Style IPA.
changeup45 (1669) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Deep amber color and served with a thick off-white head. Citrusy hops, resiny notes, thickening malt, dough. Full enough finish with more dough and caramel lingering. A touch sweet, could have more bitterness but not bad. My favorite of the beers sampled here which isn’t surprisng since I enjoy the style.
Balazs (685) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Poured with a golder-copper color and an off-white head. Fruits, caramel, burnt wood, some pine, grapefruit in the aroma. Medium dense with high carbonation. Brown sugary sweet taste with bitter aftertaste. Good.
BeerandBlues2 (8459) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy white head, diminishing with no lacing. Aroma is caramel and bread malt with citrus, floral, and pine hops; light fruit notes. Flavor is malt with hop focus, medium bitterness and lightly fruity. Medium bodied, dry texture, medium carbonation.
Elwood (2909) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a nice amber orange color with a foamy, off-white head. Excellent head retention and it left sheets of lacing all the way down the glass.
Aroma: Aggressive pine hop nose with a bit of grapefruit and herbal notes.
Flavor: Flavor! Sweet flavor! I can’t tell you how nice it is to finally have one of their beers that actually has a flavor profile! Anyway, I digress. Some pine resin, a good bit of hop citrus, some earthy hops, honey, and a floral sweetness. Pretty good!
Palate: Medium-low carbonation with a medium body and a long, bitter finish.
Overall: The best one that they had on tap in the Sterling location yesterday and really the only one worth drinking. Recommended.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Merrifield: Transparent orange amber with stringy-lacing off-white head. Semi-sweet caramely malty nose has some resiny grapefruity notes. Starts with good fullness and sweet caramel and toasty pale malts with a decent bittering and flavoring hop balance before a crisp, bittersweet finish. A pretty decent IPA.
radagast83 (3752) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Merrifield location. Pours a coper color with a medium white head. Aroma of light hops, citrus, caramel, malts. Not very hoppy. Flavor is citrus, medium hops, malt, toffee. Not awful, but certainly would not impress an extreme hop head as it appears to be more in keeping with it’s European counterparts as opposed to "American IPA"
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2009 Sampled at the Centreville location. Pours a copper color with a clear, large head, good retention and lacing. Aroma of faint citrus hops and not much else. Taste is bitter leafy hops with some citrus and grainy notes. Slight cardboard in the finish. Medium bodied. 5/4/5/3/11
Rerated at the Merrifield location. Hazy bronze color, decent head retention and lacing. Sweet and malty aroma with light hoppiness. Bitter citrus hop taste with light resin notes. Medium bodied. 5/4/7/4/13