Sledutah (3629) - Utah, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from obguthr
Pours cloudy amber with a medium sized off-white head that dissipates quickly leaving lots of lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, caramel, herbal hops and burnt rubber. Flavor is grapefruit, caramel, metallic and pine resin
OK, but not balanced. The hops were bitter and lots of caramel, but they didnít go together.
ThirstyScholar (2) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2013 does not count
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
No head, very little carbonation, almost flat. Very little aroma or flavor other than alcohol. The color is a nice copper, but everything else is disappointing.
popery (1215) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear and medium gold. A nice off-white head puffs up before dying away to a light coating of bubbles after a few minutes. The aroma is lacking. Thereís just not much there. Light hops, some citrus and pine. A bit of caramel malt. Some neutral yeastiness. The taste is similarly underwhelming. Some caramel malt flavor and mild generic American hoppiness. Itís relatively dry, which is nice, but it needs some flavor to fill things out. Mouthfeel is fine, light with average carbonation. This bottle should be pretty fresh - itís less than a month from the bottling date - but it really doesnít seem quite right. I wouldnít be surprised if the beer was markedly better on tap and in future bottling runs. Great Outdoors showed promise, and Iím a bit surprised that this is a step back.
Elwood (2909) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Serving: Draft at Leesburg Brewing Company. It pours a nice amber color with a small off white head. The nose has lots of caramel notes, but is weak in the hops department. The flavor has a good bit of caramel malt as well with light soapy and floral notes. Slight off vegetal note. Thin on the tongue. I thought it might be old, but itís a fresh keg. Weak offering for an IPA. Imperial in alcohol only.
Kinz (3105) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep gold towards amber, slight head. Aroma is citrus and slightly earthy hops. Flavor is lightly caramel malts and some citrus hops. Balanced. Nothing really wrong here, but not exactly exciting either. Alcohol was present, a bit odd in a 7.1 beer. Pretty standard IPA in some ways.
dpjuart (1029) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the be stro in Staunton. Pours headless copper. Pine and grapefruit nose, some bready notes.sweet and fruity, moderate bitter. No carb at all. Watery. Other than that, not bad.
obguthr (3313) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft: Pine, rosehip, honey, and grapefruit bouquet, in that order. Clear copper, thin head. Grapefruit with lesser honey notes underneath, solid level of bitterness. Thin mouthfeel, very noticeably so. Nicely hopped and even a little dank, but watery.
hershiser2 (1147) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville. Pours amber - almost no head. Interesting aroma. Almost smells like tomato vines, light orange, pine, and malt. Strange flavor - bubblegum, orange, lemon, grapefruit... Hmm...
Delsym (39) - Vinton, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Disappointing. Appearance and aroma were what you expect from a craft IPA, but taste was a downer. There was a definite hop presence but thatís about it. No piney or citrusy notes here Blah is the best I can say.
radagast83 (3752) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this at the Summer NOVA BrewFest, poured a golden color with a small white head. Aroma was light citrus notes, floral character. Not too hoppy, a bit more reminiscent to a pale ale, but highly drinkable and enjoyable for what it was. Looking forward to trying more from them.