Braudog (6837) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2004
Light orange with nice creamy head. Highly hopped but primarily malt character with an excellent citric edge along the lines of Czech pilsners. I like this. HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 28, 2002
(Bottled 6/25/02) Hazy gold. Moderate carbonation. Thin head. Refreshingly bitter. The beer has an outstanding hop aroma, that is complimented by a dry hoppy finish. An excellent pils. SirHopsAlot (44) - Cockeysville, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2002
What a great Pils. The nose is a blast of canabus, and the palate is a wonderfully balanced explosion of hops. Great beer! jgb9348 (6482) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2003
Where do I start? I have loved the Hop Pocket Ale for like two years now, and I've been trying to get my hands on a bottle of this for quite a while. Finally, at the R.F.D in Washington (owned by the people who own the Brickskeller). I've sampled the Prima Pils (by Victory), and this beer suits my taste buds much more. Pale colour, with a light and subtle hoppy smell. The taste is immaculate. Something so light with an actually hoppy taste is a very good thing! I could have drunk five of these and not really known! By far the best pilsner for me. Prima Pils was good, but its got nothing on Tupper! SeamusNeko (45) - Anacostia, Washington DC, USA - APR 29, 2004
Setting: cask conditioned at the brewpub.
Appearance: Hazy straw yellow topped by a lazy white head, which receded to a slight film and a bubbly ring. Little was left in the way of lacing.
Aroma: Exquisite aromas of Saaz hops with some nice light malty goodness.
Flavor: Light pale malt sweetness followed by crisp herbalicious hoppiness. Exquisite pils.
Palate: Nice, light bodied beer. Very crisp and refreshing.
Overall: This sucker screams session beer. Very nummy. Not quite as hoppy as Prima Pils, but still darn hoppy for the style.
TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 25, 2006
The Old Dominion Brewing Company of Ashburn, VA is with out a doubt one of the nation’s finest microbreweries. Here is a brewery that is giving the people of Virginia a great variety of beer styles, and beers they can be proud of. Such is the case for Tupper’s Hop Pocket Pils. This beer is a keller bier or cellar beer. It is an unfiltered pilsner that has a wonderful, vibrant, bitter Saaz hop flavor and aroma. Saaz hops have that very zesty, spicy, "fresh cut grass" character to them. They are in this beer in abundance. This beer is also keg and bottled conditioned, giving it a very lively carbonation. I love this beer, I always get a pint at the brew pub attached to the brewery, and often fill my growler to go with this beer.
Tupper’s Hop Pocket Pils pours to an opaque, bright yellow color, with a nice white head, and very lively carbonation. The nose on this beer hits you from a mile away, SAAZ, SAAZ and more SAAZ. Very fragrant zesty, spicy hop aromas flood the nose. The palate is a very crisp and clean malt back bone of pilsner malt, biscuit like and grainy. This is a lager, so it is very round, and clean on the tongue. The finish, as intense as the nose. More wonderful, long, dry, zesty, "fresh cut grass" hop bitterness tattoo the taste buds and linger for quite some time.
You love hops? You’ll love this beer. This beer is the perfect aperitif, as dry as a martini. I would match this beer with very spicy fare such as Thai, or maybe extra hot Buffalo wings. This beer is very vibrant, and is just bursting with intense hop aroma and flavor. Really a wonderful beer, from a wonderful brewery.
jcalbi (380) - Medford, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2002
Cloudy lemon yellow hue with a sticky white head.Very hoppy aroma (saaz?) and somewhat herbal. Very earthy flavors with a hop bitterness that elbows up to the bar with you and stays right right there through last call. Amazingly full bodied and delicious pilsner (this coming from someone who does not hold pilsners in that high a regard). Why have a Pilsner Urquell if you can drink this??? aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2003
I think this is a kellerbier, so I was expecteing a hazy glass of beer. What I got was one fabulous looking pilsner, with a pillowy white head and a sparkling golden body. Excellent head retention, too. Hoppy aroma is also very nice, I can sense the Hallertau, and some peppery Saaz. The server said there's also Mt. Hood (and I think he said something else too, but the beer was distracting me). The taste is very sharp and hoppy, but then a strong malt backbone joins in. This is a great beer! Hoppy, malty, clean, and good looking. The mouthfeel is good, with a strong effervescence. The drinkability is also very good. I could drink a lot of these. Old Dominion has me thinking highly of the state of Virginia.