Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source. Hazy amber color, medium white head. Aroma of big citrus and pine. Taste has pine and light lemon. Not bad.
argo0 (11530) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Clear amber body, beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, some floral. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange, some bread. Light-medium body, light acidity.
Drake (8539) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on draft at the brewery. Pours a hazy amber-orange color with a medium creamy head. Aroma of leafy hops and some nutty malty notes. The taste is leafy hops, caramel, toffee and a bitter finish. Medium bodied.
Dogbrick (8123) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler shared by a traveling HSC member. The beer pours a slightly hazy amber color with a medium fluffy beige head that dissipates steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malt and mild citrusy hops. Light body with a somewhat crisp character and flavors of sweet malt, caramel and hops. The finish is citrusy with a short mildly hoppy aftertaste. Pretty average overall.
Radek Kliber (6457) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where and how: can 355 ml GG
Aroma malty, hoppy, floral with musky hop feel. Lighter citrus followed..
Top: off-white medium plus top, rings on glass
Base: bright clear amber.
Palate : lighter carbonation, mid bodied.
Taste: quiet hoppy front, even bold. Pungent woody , leafy hop character. Soft mid. Chewy follow-up.
Other notes felt to heavy with bold hops to be very enjoyable.
Braudog (5742) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the DoG Street Pub. Deep, dark copper, average-looking American beer. It has a wickedly hoppy nose, rife with wet pine forest aromas. Drinks with a metallic copper character, and tangy, piney hops. Bit on the thin side, and finishing with a bit of cloying tartness. (#4869, 12/24/2012)
TheBeerGod (5249) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at DoG Street Pub. Amber pour with a short foamy tan head. Aroma is uber hoppy with pine, citrus, and floral notes with soft malt. Taste is big floral hops, citrus notes, pine, chewy malt and light caramel. Body is medium with a moderate carbonation and light lingering bitterness. Ends with more hops, sweet malt, floral notes, citrus, light pine and soft caramel.
decaturstevo (5015) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewery. Amber pour with creamy white head and lace. Caramel malt with a clean citrus hop aroma. Semi sweet start with a nice citrus/resiny hop bitter. A dry finish on a nice beer. Medium full bodied but a tad fizzy. still a very nice beer
nimbleprop (4869) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
20oz pour at Capitol Alehouse Innbrook. Pours a transparent, copper amber with some lacing, creamy white head. Nose is fruity, citrus, grapefruit, lemon, lime, floral, a little biscuit. Flavor was spot on, light caramel, some chewy grain and then plenty of hops, blood orange, grass, dried lemon peel, flower petals. Medium bodied, lightly zesty, refreshing finish. Very nice session ale.
jgb9348 (4734) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice crisp amber coloured body with a thin tan head. Aroma of bright grapefruit, piney and resinous hops - a lot of them and a touch of malt. Medium-bodied; Strong herbaceous hop flavour at first with some perceived metallic and earthy notes along with a lot of caramel and sweet notes at the end. Aftertaste shows a lot of hop bitterness with grapefruit and piney notes clearly winning out. Overall, a very potent hop presence with a good malt backbone and some nice complex flavours - much more hops than I was expecting and definitely one of the best ’ambers’ I’ve had in a while. I feel like this is an APA, but if it stays in this category - find one, because it is a great beer for the style. I sampled this twelve ounce can after a hockey game in Arlington, Virginia on 19-March-2014 - Thanks JP!