arkurzynski (1519) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber from JCB - thanks! Slightly hazy amber with copious rocky, off-white head. Nose is citrus and pine with light grapefruit and faint caramel malt. Flavor is moderate Pinesol hopping with some plastic and some faint malt in the background. Far too carbonated, giving a bit of a carbonic/acidic bite. Nose is inviting, but flavor is lacking.
shrubber85 (7594) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Earthy orange and light orange peel aroma. Golden yellow with nice head. Sweet light orange-apple malt and moderately bitter orange peel flavor. Pretty good
floydslip (173) - Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Orange-gold beer with a light foamy head. Floral piney aroma is quite strong. Flavor has aggressive bitterness up front that develops even more astringent with slight citrus flavors. The hops really dominate this one, making it kind of monotone. Drinkable, but not particularly interesting.
fiveacestx (591) - Texas, USA - APR 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can - chunky foamy head on the pour. Lots of lacing on the glass. The color is dark yellow with an orange hue. Definitely an earthy hop taste but it seems a little too dry. It’s a sippable beer but nothing spectacular.
chinchill (1863) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mixed reactions to this canned IPA. Has a great citrus aroma from the hops followed by a relatively disappointing (but good) flavor. There was too much foamy head, even with a gentle pour. The medium body was about right for style and it seemed smoother than average, but there was also an astringency that I felt even on my lips. Too many unflawed IPAs out there to recommend this one.
Iphonephan (3248) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Jakes on Main in Danville. Pours a pale cloudy amber. Citrus hop aroma. Some light pine notes with plenty of bitter grapefruit rind. A very respectable IPA.
dphoxie (120) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I have had this brew on draft, from a 22 oz bomber, and currently siping noe straight from the can. My first sip this afternoon reminded me of how i fell in love with hoppy beers when i first began to trying craft beers. The hops taste super green. there isnt alot of sweetness here, just strong hop bite. It isn’t the most fantastic IPA ever, but I like it as a fairly easy to find (here in NC) go to IPA.
Lightsnsiren79 (2) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2013 does not count
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer comes across as a one-hop show from the first nose. Poured into a wide mouth tulip from a 12oz can. Pours orange-golden and fairly hazy. Smells of underdeveloped bittering hops and not much else, no fruit, no pine, just whiffs like the first hop over a homebrew batch. Taste follows suit with a single dimension of big bitter with no palate payoff. Malt is almost non-existent. (as advertised) This beer would have possibility with a lot more hop complexity.
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap, golden pour with no foam, fruity candy and citrus flavors, bitter hop note, aroma of good grapefruit notes, finish has some bitterness
ACHops (687) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can from Southern Season. Pours cloudy pale orangish with thick fluffy head. Aroma is punchy earthy hops. Taste is clean bitter somewhat harsh hops and light golden body. Hops are lacking in complexity, no citrusy or pine notes really. A bit one dimensional. I have to say, I never though I’d see a beer from Fuquay-Varina... the amount of growth in craft beer in the Triangle over the past 10 years is amazing.