RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
In 1777, some former lands of Dr. Thomas Walker were laid out into lots along Main and Water streets. On Main Street, numerous hotels and small lodges were established to house the itinerant men who traveled along the Great Road. Hidden down the hill in between Main and Water was a small sidestreet named Troopers Alley. Stepping out the back doors from those Main Street hotels into the Alley, men could find dens of “evil fame,” gambling, and strong ale. Like those establishments, the intense hop bill of this American-style IPA will tempt you with citrus aroma and bitterness. A discrete malt bill of 2-row Pale Malt forms the backbone and a blend of Crystal/Caramel 40 is added for slight sweetness and color to draw you in to the varied hop experience. Simcoe and Columbus hops added throughout the boil provide an alluring bitterness. An enticing blend of Columbus, Amarillo, Simcoe, Cascade, and Centennial balances the bitterness with a fragrant aroma and pleasing finish. 135 IBUs, 9 SRM, 5.9% ABV, American pale, Crystal and Caramel 40 malts. Columbus, Amarillo, Simcoe, Cascade, and Centennial hops.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
EKGoldings (664) - Radford, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2013
On tap at the Cellar in Blacksburg twice in last month. Solid American style IPA on the dry and low alcohol side of the street. A nice sessionable IPA in the piney-dryer style. I like this one quite a bit.

Braudog (6719) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2017
Can. Meaty pour, a poofy orange-bronze with a pillowy top. This has a funky tilt, with a bit of a yeasty character. A bit mushy, perhaps, but this is a solid outdoorsy hoppy beer. Like hop juice. (#6644, 6/6/2017)

ordybill (1759) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. Great hazy golden color with a small white head. The aroma is a real good blend of citrus, hops and pine. The flavor is full of hops and citrus with a hint of malt, very nice. This is a medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. A real good IPA, highly recommended.

haddon90 (1634) - Newport Beach, California, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Can. Pours a clear copper color with a nice off white head. Solid, citrusy aroma with smooth hoppy notes. Strong, hoppy presence with a dry finish. Some light citrus notes. Pretty solid brew.

Itzjerm (2871) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Can. Hoppy and bitter prominent. Seems thick on the tongue. Not sweet just a harsh bitterness. Nice lasting head. Not horrible but not balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

jackl (8071) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle @ 3N tasting. Good, slightly hazy. Small head. Nose is a huge diacetyl bomb. Gross buttered popcorn. Similar flavor. Just unbearably buttery and unpleasant. Not worth further investigation.

nimbleprop (8384) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 1, 2015
12oz can pours a hazy gold with some creamy, white head. Nose is a bit messy, sort of muddled citrus peel, some herbs, some soap, a bit of malt. Flavor is the same, key lime, lemon, white grapefruit, soap. Grating finish. Dial the IBUs back and you might have something.

Travlr (24913) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Draft. Clear deep amber color, small off white head. Aroma of earthy pine forests. Taste has earthy citrus, pine resin. Balanced and tasty.

BadAprilia1000 (433) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Pours a hazy golden color with an average head at best. Aroma is creamy, hops, pine, grapefruit, and for not having a high OG it has a slightly boozy warm finish. Taste is grapefruit, pineapple, pine, cream, honey, vanilla. Great mouthfeel and balance, moves from fruity and sweet at the beginning to bitter hops and pine in the middle, then finishes with a malty note to boot. Great beer, definitely my favorite from one of my local favorites.

moomilkparty (13) - - SEP 15, 2014
Nose is big on fruits, meh head and just slightly cloudy copper look. Head a little thin. Huge hop flavor, got a lot of bitter aftertaste, but ends up on a sweet note. Good.

BeerdedDave (1708) - Beckley, USA - JUL 21, 2014
amber color; citrusy hop aroma; citrusy, piney hop flavor on a medium bodied bready malt base with mild caramel notes

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