italianjohn (2164) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear copper pour little hue of red to it, thin white head little lively bubbly carbonation .... aroma of citrusy hops, chewy caramel malts, mango, rindy ..... taste is hoppy and bitter, floral/piney, rindy, citrusy (grapefruit, mango) and oddly light strawberry, apricot and chewy caramel malts ... mouthfeel is oily and resiny .... finish is dry hoppy and resiny with a lingering bitter bite stuffs awesome reminds me of sculpin/pliny .... abv hidden well .... hop heads dream
Gription79 (2007) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle. An amazing nose, lots of hops: citrus, floral, and grassy. The flavor is great, huge hop profile, the malt notes balance this beer very well. Man the nose on this is brilliant. Great beer.
TheChampion (114) - Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear golden amber color with a thick, fluffy white head. It has just the right amount of carbonation and the head laces the glass like the rings inside of a tree trunk. Aroma of juicy pineapple chunks, freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice, and perfectly ripened mangoes. moderately sweet tropical fruit flavor from the mountains of hops packed into this beer. It becomes progressively more bitter and finishes long and dry. Light-medium body that goes down smooth
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Vintage Cellar. Pours a clear amber color with a thin off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of floral, herbal, tropical and citrus hops, strawberry and mango, caramel malts. The taste is tropical, citrus and resin hops, strawberries, lemongrass, caramel malts. Medium-full bodied, average carbonation and a moderate lingering bitterness. Nice.
DocLock (7225) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber from PUBíN. Pours clear dark straw with 3-finger off-white head that laces well. Nose is humongous pineapple, mango,strawberry, tangerine, and resiny hops. Tastes rich, very hoppy, not bitter but extremely fruit, with the big pineapple, honeydew, and tangerine flavors, a smooth and hoppy mid-palate, and a crisp and floral peppery finish. This one is a true hop lovers wet dream. Gets a bit hot late, and perhaps a tad malt light, but is absolutely delicious. This one reminds me a lot of Pliny the Elder and Sculpin.
Foxbush (1147) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber This is a wonderfil Double IPA. The ale poured a clear gold with white head that dissapated with no lacing. The aroma of citrus and grapefruit jump out of the glass. Your mouth fills with pine and evergreen. The alcohol is deceptive and balanced. The carbonation is lively and adds to the flavors coming at you. This is one to sit back and enjoy.
unclemike (2074) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
fairly clear orange amber body with a large rocky off-white head. Big citrus and resiny hop aroma on a pale malt background. Sweet pale malt, big citrus hops and a resiny background. Medium body with moderately high carbonation
jcweaver (748) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
22oz bottle. Pours amber with a medium off-white head. Great hop aroma of pine, citrus and tropical fruits with a touch of caramel. Great hop flavor with pine, citrus, peach, tropical fruits and a hint of caramel. Very balanced with a great but not overly bitter finish.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz - Crisp hoppy pine and spruce round with a touch of floral grapefruit zest. Pillow soft nutty earth malts let the hops shine bright. Medium bodied, dry finish. Best beer ever purchased from Williamsburg. Should be considered for year round. Great job...
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Rustico in Alexandria. Served in a goblet.
Alcohol is listed as 9.0%.
A: Pours a clear light copper color with a nice tall off-white head with loads of lacing and great retention. I think I got those colors right; itís always so damn dark in this place.
S: My initial impression is loads of tropical fruits with a bit of citrus rind in the background. There may be a bit of malt, but Iím not getting any here. Mango and papaya abound. A bit of tangerine in there as well.
T: The flavor does not let me down either. Great continuation from the nose with prominent tropical and citrus fruits giving way to a fairly-heavy bitterness. Just a touch of warming alcohol. Load of fruity hope smack my tongue around.
M: Light-medium body with crisp carbonation. The feel is dominated by a fantastic bouquet of hops. Dry an bitter through and through.
O: A very, very solid offering. This is something that I am extremely proud to say came from Virginia. Now, please make more as I didnít hear about this beer until all the bottles were already gone.