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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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3.7
Foxbush (2119) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2017
Draft at Burger Bach, short Pump, VA The ale poured a cloudy light amber with a white head and some lacing. Pineapple is detected on the nose. Nice floral hops also greets you. The flavor is a complex mixture of pineapple and citrus hops. There is a lingering bitterness in the back of your mouth. The ale has a medium body with average carbonation. This is an excellent ale with a smooth finish and some lingering bitterness to the last swallow.

3
koleminer20 (4091) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2016
From notes. On draft at Hunahpu’s Day 2016 in Tampa on March 12. The pour on this is a hazy golden yellow color with some hints of orange and a frothy white head that falls down to a film, leaving lots of soapy lace. Unfortunately, this is where the good things end. The aroma is not good. There is a light tropical fruit, some pine resin, and a strong banana influence. It’s a horrible addition. There is a little citrus, but I can’t help but wonder if this has a Belgian yeast. The flavor is slightly better because the banana is subdues, but it’s not good. Pine, citrus zest, and a light hard candy thing are going on with the tropical fruits. Ugh. The mouth feel is thicker and heavy with a syrupy tendency. The carbonation is soft and light with a lingeringly fruity, almost back to the banana aftertaste. This, my friends, is pretty much why you shouldn’t trust a Hardywood IPA. Stick with the GBS.

3.9
GenDV138 (7764) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2016
32 oz growler filled on draft at Dominion Wine & Beer, shared with friends. Hazy orange with off-white head. Aromas of pineapple, citrus, floral notes. Tastes of light pineapple, citrus, floral notes. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.8
Emeister84 (2594) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2015
Faint pineapple aromas, citrusy. Lightly hazy gold with a lasting white head. Mostly dry, lightly fruity, nicely balanced. Medium bodied.

3.7
obguthr (6736) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Draft at Virginia IPA Challenge at Capital Alehouse Harrisonburg VA: Lemon zest nose. Clear amber, thick head. Lemon, banana, orange. Medium body, easy carbonation. Belgian yeast?

3.6
Drake (14107) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Keg at the VA Craft Brewers Festival. Hazy orange, large foamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of pine, resin, earth, pale malt, mild pineapple. The taste is pine, resin, pale malt, pineapple. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness. Wish this had more pineapple character.

3.8
nimbleprop (8811) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 17, 2015
Sampled at Fireworks Arlington pours a clear orange with some lacing white head. Nose has candy and pineapple, pithy, resin, malt, honey, pine. Flavor follows, sticky pine, orange, grapefruit, candy, good amount of pineapple. Full bodied, sticky finish.

3.7
jtclockwork (17410) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2015
Draft at EBF - Pours orange white head. Nose/taste of pineapple, caramel malt, citrus and tropical fruit - medium body.

3.8
Butters (4176) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2015
Draft at the Screens N Suds 2015 yardsale event at Gallery 5. Almost as good as the original. Lots of big citrus grapefruit and pine notes, and while I guess I could get pineapple wisps, it wasn’t ’punch you in the face’ or anything. A little lower carbonation and murky. Good IPA, but I would rather just drink the base beer.

3.3
rodenbach99 (4678) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2015
EBF Boston mars 2015. Un liquide jaune pâle. Un nez de pale ale fruité avec une touche herbacée. Une bouche un peu rêche et piquante. Une bière qui avait tout pour plaire mais qui laisse un peu sur notre faim.


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