RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
Formerly known as "RavenBeer Tell Tale Hearty Ale".

Your first experience with this IPA is the citrus bouquet from its rocky white head. The initial taste is subdued but gradually becomes intense without any harsh bitterness. The Heartier the Better.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a beautiful amber color with great clarity. About one fingers worth of (off-white) head is formed; while its not the best retaining, it has a good creaminess and leaves a bit of lacing behind. Quite a good-looking IPA. S: The hops are effusive, but not aggressive. Piny notes are at the forefront, with a slight melon, mango, and grapefruit undercurrent. Some biscuity malt tries to pop out of the glass at times. This one has an aroma reminiscent of - more than any other IPA - Sculpin. Thats not a bad place to be. T: This is very piny in flavor, especially as it first hits the palate. A few twinges of grapefruit and melon tries to appear, but this is primarily a pine bomb. It finishes with some maltiness - and uh oh, its crystal malt. That damn toffee finish is unmistakable. And sure enough, it cloys my palate after about 2/3rds the bottle. When they appear, the subtle fruit notes are absolutely the highlight of this brew. M: Im not a fan of the finishing feel: its far too tongue-scrapingly rough and even astringent. A shame, because it hurts the crispness this beer also has. Its still drinkable, but in a rather unrefined manner. O: Not a bad IPA, but the potential to be great with only a tweak or two is there. All that does is make it even more disappointing. Cutting down on the crystal malt presence would go a long, LONG way. Quoth the TWC, nevermore.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lupuLust (239) - Freiburg, GERMANY - DEC 20, 2016
19.12.2016 - Quite interesting for an IPA. No citrus bouquet. Intense black bread crust aroma like some wild ales. Taste is also bread dominated with hints of caramel on the thin pale body. This feels rather like a tamed wild ale than an IPA

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (6493) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2016
Bottle. Rustic all the way ... medium amber, decent head. The aroma and flavors are both down-home and rural ... woodsy, moldy, grassy, dirty. Definitely more Britannic than westie USA. Robust, bordering on a brown ale even. (#6467, 12/19/2016)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hershiser2 (2515) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2016
$2.49 bottle from total wine. Pours clear golden with an inch of off-white head. Aroma is grainy, grapefruit rind, bread. Flavor is meh. It's grapefruit peel, burnt malt, light licorice, bread. I don't care for this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeBrewer (3) - Havre de Grace, Maryland, USA - JUL 23, 2016 does not count
Love this beer. Citrus, piney aroma. Smooth, clear, crisp IPA. A nice summer time IOA, not too bitter and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kerenmk (4504) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 18, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at avrashis place. Thanks Rotem. Clear-to-hazy amber with a white film., Old hops, onion and a little skunk in the nose, sweetish and a little bitter in the mouth, sweet finish, long, balanced fizz.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DSG (12523) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at avrashis place. Thanks Rotem. Clear golden. Aroma of rather stale citric hops, graininess, and a bit of cardboard. Flavor has sweetiswh malt, graininess, and bitterish stale hops. Medium-bodied. Not too fresh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (3519) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 10, 2015
12oz bottle from the sister again. Hop profile gets into that medicinal and band aid sort of realm that hasnt quite worked for me recently. Decent malt backbone with some caramel and toffee again. Big body and flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle from Mills Annapolis. Nice amber body with medium head. Nose of fruits, caramel, some citrus. Taste hoppy, with some bitter. Nice texture. Bitter in the finish. Well done.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
AverageAl (1) - Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2015 does not count
One of the worst beers ever to come out of Maryland. It was skunky to the point that I seriously doubt that it ever had a good flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
drmet (881) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2015
L: -pours a clear copper-brown with a big frothy beige head -high carbonation visible -great retension S: -grainy,grassy,malty,caramel T: - the nose plus spices,slightly zesty with a dry,resiny finish F: high carbonation,medium body,no alcohol detectable O: I found this too malty for an IPA. as a Fan of fruity IPA variants this didnt do it for me

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