ChainGangGuy (4448) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Served up a heavily clouded (though this is, most likely, a later pour from the cask), dark gold body with thin, though creamy-looking, whitish head.
Smell: Aromatic citrus peels incorporating plenty of bitterish pith as well as many a scent of resin and dried grasses. Hints of pale malts are shoved far in the back of the aroma.
Taste: Opens with light pale malts and hints of treacle and maybe even almond sugar. Slight grainy breadiness about it. Strong, sharp hop tastes of pineapple, lemon, and grapefruit. Staunchly pithy, grassy, and earthy. Moderate bitterness. Finishes dry and longly bitter with touches of pepper and even more pith in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Given the impression of a hair above medium-bodied from the very light carbonation and suspended yeast from the cask. Low carbonation.
Drinkability: It’s no slouch, Hamp. An IPA with plenty of hop character from top to bottom.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy, deeper orange-golden colored body with a finger-width, creamy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is really nice. Lots of fresh, bright hops. Earthy grapefruits, resiny pines, and just a light floral. Solid, medium sweet caramel malt balance. Flavor is more the same. Well rounded caramels balance nicely with a good amount of earthy, resiny, fresh grapefruits, and piney hops. Finishes dry and moderately bitter with just a touch of malty sweetness. Lengthy aftertaste following a light to medium, smooth body with a light carbonation. Overall, an impressive brewpub IPA. Lots of hops with a great balance. Not quite into extreme levels, but definitely enough to satisfy any hop head. Very nice.
theisti (3340) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask shaker pour at the brewpub in Atlanta, Georgie. Pour is cloudy orange golden with a nice one inch white head. Nice thick lacing. Nose is fresh hops, resin, earthy. Taste is a nice soft gentle hop resin, mineral and a little bit earthy. Really the right amount of hop, not overdone at all. Palate has a cask mouth feel, medium bodied, dry hopped mineral finish. Nice.
Butters (3895) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty damn good ipa for a brewpub. Good classic american hopping, some balance but strongly leans bitter. Not an ’intro’ ipa, but a real drinking mans ipa. Good job.
aracauna (3162) - Georgia, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The Belgian IPA was more of a balancing act than this. This IPA is much more hop-centric. It’s not going to surprise any hardcore hop heads, but this is definitely an IPA. The hops are dryer than what you get in Sweetwater IPA and very slightly astringent. Good beer, though.
craftbeerdesign (2197) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft... pours a deep hazy orange with a nice 2 finger white head... floral hop aromas... medium body with some citrus notes and a good amount of malt character... this IPA feels more English Style than American.... lighter lower alpha levels come across for me... solid fresh bitter finish. enjoyable.
jrob21 (2738) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice opaque orange pour with a wispy white head. Very pungent bitter hop aroma with lots of citrus. Nice amarillo experience with bubblegum and grapefruit surrounding the flavor. Sweet malt backbone adds some complexity and balance. One of the better more hopped up IPAs I remember from these guys.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Date: April 08, 2010
Appearance: hazy orange, frothy off white head, heavy lace
Aroma: sweet and fruity hop aroma arives as soon as the glass hits the bar
Flavor: big hop flavor, sweet backing malt, lots of hops, nice fruityness, light grassyness, long bitter finish
Overall: sweey juicy fruit IPA
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
Date: April 15, 2010
Appearance: muddy orange, frothy off white head, solid sticky lace
Aroma: big citrus aroma, touch of fruity orange
Flavor: flavor is mostly dry with a big hop presence, lots of citrus, just enough bitterness for balance, picks up the fruity sweetness after sitting a while
Date: April 15, 2010
draft is pretty similar to the cask, plenty of citrus, touch more bitterness,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Score: *** /4
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From cask. Pours cloudy orange brown with no head but lots of white lace. Aroma is dank with tropical fruit, resiny, pungent, slight evergreen with doughy bready malt. Flavor is hoppy but mellow with very bready malts. Lots of funk and fruit hop flavor with drying bitterness growing towards midpalate. Finish is bready and bitter with some grapefruit and evergreen. Mouthfeel is creamy and full-bodied with light carbonation. Overall: fantastic IPA.
Cybercat (3648) - Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nearly opaque honey golden with an OK whitish head. Strong aroma is hoppy, evergreen and just a little fruity with a hint of sweetness. Seriously hoppy flavor is quite evergreen and pleasantly bitter with a firm undertone of grapefruit. Texture is smooth and quite edgy, leaving a hoppy and grapefruity finish.