3fourths (9358) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2008
Draft @ Merrifield. Chill hazed golden straw colored body with a white head. Nose of sharp pine cone hops, lemon zest and dry cracker pils malt. Flavor is sharply bitter but not pungent or dank at all, more like a sharp ESB with C-note hops. Medium body, very fresh, but with some malt-extract-like twang on the back. But otherwise fairly good and easy to drink, if a little simple overall. radagast83 (8456) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Draft at Merrifield location. Not sure how the pour looked as it was brought to my table, but it still retained a small white head when it arrived at the table. Body was medium-dark yellow. Aroma was hoppy, with a notiable nose of citrus and a touch of yeast and a good helping of sweet malts. Pretty dang refreshing. GenDV138 (7699) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2016
4 oz pour on draft at Sweetwater Merrifield. Clear pale golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of corn, malt. Tastes of corn, wheat, malt. Light body with a dry and warm finish. Aurelius (5570) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2007
Medium clear gold. Off white thin head. Candied PA aroma. Medium to medium-heavy mouth. Smooth drinking, but unremarkable. Some citrus, some light caramel, a little underbittered. Orange peel finish. MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUL 7, 2014
On tap 6 oz. sampler at Sweetwater Tavern in Centreville, VA.
Clear, golden yellow with a fine off-white head and very good lacing.
Aroma of caramel, citrus and pine.
Taste of bitter citric hops, floral hops, pine and caramel.
Medium/full body and medium/high carbonation.
This year's version is a dramatic improvement over the last version (2010) I tasted. This has better lacing, more hop intensity and a better mouthfeel.
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ilovedarkbeer (2748) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Pours a golden / amber color with a small head. Notes of earthy and citrus hops with a decent malt backbone. Lacking depth of flavor the structure is good. jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2007
(N.B. the recipe appears to have been reformulated as this beer was described as hoppy and it was)jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2007
Golden-amber with a decent white head. The aroma is nice, good bit of fruity hops. The flavor is ok but falls a bit flat. Light bodied. An ok hot weather quaffer.
On tap at Sterling. Pours clear golden with a white head. Very subtle aroma, slightly floral. Flavor of pale malt, light grapefruit and a moderate cascade hop presence. Nice creamy, medium body with lively carbonation. Drinkable but kind of boring. blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2004
advertised as the "lightest ale." described by the bartender as fluffy. Think a micobrew version of keystone...eck