argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Draft, MD Craft Brewers Festival. Large off-white head atop clear amber body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some pine, orange, bread. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some pine, light bread. Light-medium body, light resin. Very hoppy for style (yum!). BeerandBlues2 (14018) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle @ home. Pours clear amber with a small, frothy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is pine, citrus, and resin hops with biscuit and straw malt. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, supporting malt, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation. solidfunk (9729) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 4, 2017
Some citrus and some green onion. Pours hazy orange with good head and lacing. Good balance like Pisa towers. Bitter finish with some tang. Bottle. GenDV138 (7828) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle poured into a nonic pint glass. Pours a clear amber with just under a finger off-white head. Aromas of citrus, light dankness, pine, floral. Tasting notes of floral, pine, caramel, grapefruit citrus, resiny hops. Medium body with a semi-dry finish. I’ve heard mixed reviews on this but it tastes pretty good to me. kramer (6991) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear dark copper body under a small fizzy off-white head that faded to a thin film. The nose is really nice as far as the hops go, citrusy and bright. The malt comes across as a bit heavy on the caramel in the aroma though. The flavor is overly sweet though, lots of brown sugar and burnt caramel up front, and it really lingers on the finish. There’s a fair amount of bitter and citrusy hops in here for an APA, but they just get dominated by the malt. Medium bodied and a bit sticky with fizzy carbonation. Meh, too much sweetness in here.
Braudog (6900) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle. At first blush this doesn’t impress as anything special. It looks, smells and feels like any of a jillion other APAs out there. But on the palate, this has an above average spicy kick in a fully flavored and well bodied ale. This could be a fridge beer. (#5429, 2/7/2014) sonnycheeba (6539) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2013
Tap. Pours clear amber with thin, creamy white head; decent retention and lacing. Aroma is biscuit and cereal malts, lemon, oranges, floral and citrus hops, and light funk. Flavor is balanced bready malts and grassy hops with supporting light fruit esters, herbs, and light caramel; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation. snoworsummer (6273) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2013
Draft. Pours clear light amber. Light body and medium carbonation. Strong hop flavor. Rates like herbs and citrus. Smells like floral hops. DiarmaidBHK (6143) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Bottle from Shawan Liquors. Pours golden with a thin white head. Has a bit of pine on the nose. A bit maltier on the tongue than I prefer. Has a slight hop bite on the finish. It’s drinkable but not particularly compelling.