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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Floral & citrus hops with a balanced malty finish exclusively hopped with amarillo.

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3.3
jgb9348 (6646) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2017
Rich, hazy amber coloured body with a lighter copper glow, and a tall, but very fast-dying tan head, only a centimetre tall. Aroma of caramelised sugars, toffee, earth, metal, malt and a good deal of astringent notes throughout with a lot of sugars and some alcohol around as well. Medium-bodied; Strong malty flavour at first with a lot of caramelised sugars, some astringent and pungent funk and a lot of bitterness, mostly from malts, but a little from some bitter hops. Aftertaste shows a relatively robust flavour of caramel, toffee, earth, metal and a good deal of pitted fruits and a dose of funk at the end. Overall, a relatively well-balanced beer with a lot of caramel flavours, a nice sweetness, but a deep and astringent beer throughout that shows some funk at the tail end. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Washington (Foggy Bottom, Eye St NW), D.C. on 07-July-2017 for US$2,49 sampled at home in Washington on 27-October-2017.

3.2
fooj (63) - Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2017
I hate that I am forced to write a comment, when all I want to do is rate the beer for my own reference. What happened to not having to integrate with ratebeer.com? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
fusajohn (2) - - MAY 18, 2017 does not count
Moderately dark and heavy with a strong hop presence. Approaching high moderation, but not unpleasant. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
solidfunk (9795) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 13, 2017
A little hops and some light rust. Well worked in. Pours amber with good head and lacing. Basic style done well like no-frills tomato sauce. Light bitter finish with a bit of tang. Bottle pour at beer festival.

3.9
Drake (14358) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2016
12 ounce bottle from Wegman’s Lake Manassas, 5/28/16. Hazy dark rust, thin creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of caramel, toffee, floral hops, earth. The taste is toffee, earth, cherries, caramel. Medium bodied, mild bitterness, well balanced. Nice.

3.8
kerenmk (5373) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 11, 2016
On tap at Beer Run Charlottesville, VA, 10.5.16. Hazy amber. Lots of citrus in the nose, grapefruit and orange. Leafy, dry, grapefruit taste. Light-to-medium body, citrusy finish.

3.5
Foxbush (2171) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2016
Draft at Union table and Taproom This is a nice ale which poured a clear amber color with a beige head and lacing. This ale had a good feel in the mouth with a medium body. There was citrus on the tongue and nose. There was also toffee on the nose with caramel malts. The ale has an average carbonation with some citrus notes on the nose and taste.

3.8
tsd08460 (1302) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods Market Fair Lakes Aroma: citrus, caramel, floral, spicy Appearance: hazy amber with a beige head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish, Tasty

2.2
MrChopin (4305) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2016
[ bottle ][ 1.5oz ][ @Tasting ][ $? ][ mini snifter ][ 05.01.16 ]
translucent amber, thin white wisps, good lacing. Nose is slight sting in caramel, lightly burnt, some faint esters. Sweet body is more sugar, some caramel and nut, lightly sweet and fizzy trough the short end.

3.5
JDBaker11058 (2439) - Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2016
appearance: deep clear chestnut, with a finger of creamy light tan head that lasts forever. aroma: caramel, toffee, light brown sugar, vanilla, bright citrus and resin. taste: as the aroma indicates. finish: malty sweetness, light fruity notes, then the hop bitterness dries things out. notes: Palate is full-bodied. Solid ale, would drink again. Bottle from Chevy Chase Wine & Liquor.


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