jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 This version of the "Point of Rocks Pale Ale" is an American Pale Ale variety and man, is it solid - very sierra nevada-esque. Pours a darker shade of gold with a white head. Plesant floral cascade hop aroma with a touch of simcoe/amarillo-like tropical fruit character. Flavor has notes of light caramel, grapefruit, pine, peach, mango, clean American ale yeast, light bread and a touch of wood. Plenty of satisfying APA bitterness in here too. Not harsh and very very drinkable. Medium bodied with a smooth texture and medium carbonation. Excellent, excellent American Pale Ale. phukktifano (159) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Hazy honey colored with a fluffy white head. Aroma was citrus and hoppy with a nice dry citrus finish. KUEric (977) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2007
I liked this one! A very west coast IPA-esque EPA. From what I understand they tweaked the reciepie on this one. Maybe that why I felt like it wasn’t nearly as balanced as the other raters. Definitely some serious hops!
Enjoyable! jcwattsrugger (12524) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2007
on tap-pours a white head and slightly hazy yellow color. Aroma is citrus hops. Taste is citrus hops-bitterness, some pine, secondary medium malt. OK carbonation. Travlr (26070) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 21, 2010
Tap at the brewpub. Hazy golden, small white head, great lacing. Aroma and taste hinted at wheat, with a bit of bubblegum and citrus. Tasty
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2007
Lost and then re-found notes from Jan/Feb of 2007. Cloudy amber-gold with a pleasing white dense head. Aroma is quite hoppy with very little malt presence. Quite quaffable and could hold its own against some of the giants of this style. MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2009
(Sample Date: 3/21/2009 Source:Other) Growler from the brewery. Very slightly cloudy amber golden with a small fine white head. Citrusy floral hop nose with underlying caramel and light graininess. Flavor follows aroma with a very light fruity character. Finish is dry and moderately bitter. 3fourths (9358) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2007
5oz draft at the brewery. Clear and clean looking body, orange rust in color. Velvety, slick but supportive palate, wonderful texture overall, right about where I want a good, oiily, hoppy pale ale. Fresh, almost leafy, but more oily and slick like fresh SNPA is. Light grapefruit and sweet crisp lemon in the flavor, just the slightest bit dank. I really liked this beer, but at a warmer temperature I started to notice some diacetyl. radagast83 (8456) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Sampled at Northern Virginia Brewfest.
Pours a hazy yellow color. Citrus and Hop aroma. Subtle and complex at the same time. Impressed with this one. Elwood (3347) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2009
Draft. Pours a hazy deep orange with a frothy white head. Heavy pine and citrus notes in the nose. You can definitely tell this is west coast style. Medium carbonation with a medium mouthfeel. Powerful hops with pine and citrus up front, followed by floral notes and a strong bitterness. Eventually a little orange and some sweetness from the malt are able to emerge. Long, bitter finish. You better like hops if you go for this brew! On the downside, there is a strong bitterness component similar to aspirin that makes it a bit much to session.