argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(2nd Shenandoah Throwdown, 12oz bottle, thanks Dickinsonbeer) Small beige head atop cloudy light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, catty/pineapple/grapefruit, some bread/caramel, light rye/spice. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit/pineapple, light bread/rye. Medium body, some resin/stickiness.
jcwattsrugger (10918) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle-thanks jtclockwork for sharing-pours a fizzy white head that dissipates and yellow/gold color. Aroma is sweet grain/light malt, grass/spicey. Taste is sweet grain/light malt-honey, grassy/spicy hops.
Tmoney99 (9977) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared alexsdad06.
Poured a hazy golden color with a large frothy white head that was mostly lasted and had excellent lacing. Medium to heavy complex hop aroma. Medium body with slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration.
Good complex brew and standout for style.
brokensail (9850) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: The beer pours a lightly hazed orange color with a thin white head.
S: Orange and rye are very prominent. Grass and pine hop notes are also big players. A bit of bread and caramel malts give this one sweetness. There’s just a light floral note to it, too.
T: Rather pronounced pine and grass hop flavors which provide a substantial bitterness. Plenty of rye flavor and a nice citrusy character to it, too. Mostly grapefruit peel in terms of the citrus.
M: Medium in body with a medium to high carbonation.
O: Good, but the bitterness and rye flavors are sort of harsh.
BeerandBlues2 (9003) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear orange with a large, fizzy, white head, lasting with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, straw, cereal), heavy hop (flowers, citrus, pine), average yeast (dough, sweat) with notes of apple, pear, and pineapple. Medium bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… Clear golden ale with very little in the way of a head. The nose is a nice biscuit and fruit blend – tropical fruit, grapefruit. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Leans a touch toward the bitter side of balance, but it’s not over-hopped or overblown. Nice toffee and grapefruit. Lengthy grassy finish. Kudos to mgumby10 for the sample!
hopdog (8450) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Poured a medium and hazy golden/orange color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of juicy oranges, citrus, lightly spicy, rye, and light caramel. Tastes of citrus, pine, caramel, spices, and some rye breadiness.
daknole (8330) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
machfive55 rocks! And nice amber color. White grapefruit on the nose. Flavor is hoppy and light malts. Easy drinking, nice IPA...but doesn’t stand out as amazing. still a well crafted.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Scratch 18-2009 thanks to JP174. Pours with a small, barely off-white head. Hazed golden to orange body below. Aroma isn’t to hoppy, slightly herbal and orange citrusy, but mainly malty with dry pear, and dough. Orange blossoms. Taste has some hoppy and orangy bitterness. Slightly spicy and doughy malt bill. Good stuff. Medium carbonation. Not as hoppy as I would have hoped, but makes for a good, strong pale ale.
3fourths (7770) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy amber. Rye is very distinct in the nose. Some dried orange peel, caramel, toffee, the Warrior hops are caustic, toasty, bready, corn-like and husky. Creamy and thick. Syrupy and frothy. Husky rye and toasted grains, some dried citrus... little bit of barkdust flavor at times. Stale bread and soggy wood come to mind. Not one of their best beers. Not anything like how I like IPA.