Kinz (3467) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Richmond 19th. Hazy gold, aroma is banana and spice, faint rubber. Flavor is a match – but rubber missing – nice. Better than I had expected based on recent anniversary beers from these guys.
tia (1142) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RG 19. Bottle. Hazy yellow with light head. Almost banana-y, almost bubble gummy, but lighter. Maybe cloves. Slightly rubbery but not in a bad way.
Butters (3944) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the Richmond Gathering 19. Almost clear pale yellow with ring of bright white head. Orange peel, lemon peel, peppery, spicy, sweet, honey, vanilla. Complex, but with the lemon citrus bitterness to finish. Good, not great.
HopTsing (449) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
From the bottle poured a hazy yellow brew with a white head. Aroma of malt and bubble gum. Medium bodied with a caustic flavor of malt and bubble gum.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle shared by Butters at the 19th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering. Pours a hazy lemon color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of bread, honey, spice, citrus. The taste is stone fruits, spice, citrus, herbal hop finish. Medium bodied, slight lingering bitterness. Nice beer.
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle poured an amber color with a fair amount of head. Strong sweet malty flavor with a quick finish.
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy gold color. Yeasty nose with heavy spices. Alcohol burn. Strong citrus peel bitterness with a soft edge.
jeremyh70 (863) - Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazy straw color with a lot of sediment. Very little head or lacing. Sour aroma that mingles with the pepper and some citrus and sweetness. Starts somewhat sweet, some funk becoming apparent and also the spicy pepper. Grapefruit and lemon undertones with also just a bit of alcohol that shows up in warmth more than taste, which is impressive for the 10.5 ABV. Big flavors and aromas. Medium/high carbonation and medium mouthfeel. A little lingering aftertaste but not much. Good beer but too big to have to often. Bought at Beertopia.
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Brewdork (228) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy golden with very thin white head. Aroma is citrus and spice, as is the flavor. Very smooth despite the 10.5%.
zvikar (3962) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JAN 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks DSG. Pours yellow hazy almost opaque with a medium head, aroma of guava, carambola, caramel, flavor is sweet with some banana, apple and alcohol, medium bodied