can8ianben (1278) - Souderton, 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.
Beergeek23322 (1685) - 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 (1397) - 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 (3472) - 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 (11078) - 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 (3852) - 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 (3312) - Lynchburg, 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
Kinz (3105) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium orange amber. Aroma is pleasantly citrus hops. Flavor is gummy malts and smoothly citric hops, pineapple and grapefruit. Very, very pleasant. Really liked this.
Butters (3576) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Slutfest 4 - Sexytime! Wow. Fairly impressed here. Semi murky dull golden pour Really nice piney aroma with a slight mango fruitiness. Well balanced, but with a good punch. Medium bitter lingering bite. Nice.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from Whole Foods Market, Charlottesville. Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of herbal, resin and almost catty hops, a bit of citrus and toffee malts. The taste is bitter resin hops, citrus, toffee malts. Medium bodied, decent balance, lingering bitterness.
Emeister84 (633) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Heavy aromas of grapefruit, with some caramel and toast. Hazy orange with a moderately lasting, white head. Bitter with a touch of sweetness, very balanced. Medium-full bodied with average carbonation, and finishes with a good bit of hops and just enough malt. The balance is nice, and makes for a very easily palatable double IPA, and the high ABV is covered up really well.