can8ianben (1387) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really solid. A bit more malty and bitter and pine-hop influenced than their other big ipa. Still, a really lovely beer.
GenDV138 (2860) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Clear golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of floral, citrus, stone fruit. Tastes of stone fruit, citrus, floral, light malt, pine/resin. Medium body with a dry finish.
c_lee_burton (176) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a golden orange sediment filled haze with a nice off white foamy head with good lacing. Citrus, grapefruit, pine, and toffee on the nose. The taste is straightforward balanced with citrus, pine, caramel, toffee, and some subtle earthy tones. Silky on the palate with little carbonation that finishes hop dry. Super solid Imperial IPA that could be a local go to. Nothing fancy but just delicious.
jackl (5466) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ Three Brothers, H’burg. Amber with a small head. Tree sap, honey and caramel. Rich reainous punch with plenty of citrus. Similar flavor. Undeearm, orange. Lemon and caramel cake. Honey. Sort of oily. Medium body, soft carb.
Earlier Rating: 10/12/2013 Total Score: 3.4
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.
Travlr (15054) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Randall at the brewery. Clear deep amber color. Nice aroma of orange peel, floral tropical fruit. Taste is bitter citrus. Tasty.
Earlier Rating: 9/4/2014 Total Score: 3.4
Draft at the source. Hazy golden color. Aroma of summer fruit. Taste is bitter fruit. Easy drinking for a DIPA.
hopbag (135) - - 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.
Foxbush (1450) - 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 (4034) - 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 (2595) - 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 (2286) - 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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argo0 (11955) - 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.