hopbag (128) - - DEC 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Particularly floral hops with citrus and pine. The overall impression is sweet and a bit one dimensional. The hops are good but not optimally utilized or balanced. Enjoyable but not elite.
Travlr (14454) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the source. Hazy golden color. Aroma of summer fruit. Taste is bitter fruit. Easy drinking for a DIPA.
Foxbush (1403) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2014 Draft at American Taproom The IPA poured a hazy amber with a white head and lacing. The aroma was dominated by grapefruit, and pine. This is complex ale from a very new brewery. I was at the brewery on Saturday and they were sold out. I had to come back to Richmond to get a pint. The medium body ale had average carbonation. The taste was of grapefruit, orange peel and pine resin. Th finish was clean with bitter grapefruit and tropical fruit. This was enjoyed at Buz and Ned’s. It is an excellent ale.
Iphonephan (3899) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at Whole Foods in Vienna VA. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Piney hop nose. Flavors of spruce resin with a malty background. Medium bodied. Moderately bitter finish.
Beergeek23322 (2588) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11/16/2013. On tap. Pours amber color with a white head. Aromas of citrus, pine, caramel, light fruit. Buttery texture with fruit, alcohol, hops and caramel showing through. Bitter hoppy finish. Pretty good.
MadRobin (2223) - Silver Spring, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Brick at Black Bear Bistro in Warrenton, VA.
Clear, medium dark amber with an off-white head and very good lacing.
Aroma of grapefruit, orange, mango, caramel and bready malt.
Taste of pineapple, grapefruit, orange, tropical fruit, bread and caramel.
Medium/full body and medium carbonation.
This beer was served extremely cold and it took a while for the fruit aromas and flavor to develop. At first it just tasted pungent and unpleasant. Five minutes improved everything immensely. This beer straddles the line between a standard IPA and an imperial. In either case, it is a full-flavored, well-balanced IPA with plenty of hop intensity.
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jackl (5343) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from Sedona. Medium amber with a tight off-white head. The nose is marmalade, graham cracker. Caramel. Sweet malty aromas. Some peach and peach fruit salad. The taste is caramelised orange. Sweet, toasty malts. Bear claw donut. Mild citrus. Moderately bitter on the finish. Medium body, fine carbonation. Overall, decent. A bit flabby and sweet.
argo0 (11863) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Hazy amber body with medium off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, some grapefruit, light peach. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, some grapefruit, light peach, quite juicy. Medium body, some resin, light stickiness.
nimbleprop (5416) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at McDowell’s Pub in Leesburg. Pours a hazy, caramel amber with some cloudy, white head. Big nose, plenty of orange and grapefruit, malt, tropical fruit, mango, pine, soap, caramel. Flavor is very piney, sappy, heavy orange, orange peel, orange juice, mango, caramelized pineapple, malt. Full, sticky, bitter finish. Very nice.
obguthr (4313) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cat urine and marigold nose, moderately strong. Clear amber, medium cream colored head with good lacing. Sweet malt and cat pee. I’m guessing there must be Simcoe in this IPA, but I’ve been wrong before. Lillies noticeable. Medium body and smooth. Good example of an "East Coast" IPA