Bull City hsaWaknow
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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
"Now hold on tight, Iím going to really open her up this time and see what she can do" - Gene Wilder, aka Willy Wonka. Pronounced just like it reads, hsaWaknow is one for the "hop heads" and you know if you are one. Brewed with some chocolate malt, which is the color, not the flavor and a hopping schedule of over 3 lbs. per barrel, this beer is not shy on citrus and floral hop aromas. Itís an ale, and our own imaginary style. The name comes from the movie and we cant cal it an IPA, canít call it hoppy amber. Itís somewhere in between. We are the beer makers and we are the dreamer of the dreams. HOPS USED: Northern Brewer, Goldings, Fuggles, Glacier

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - SEP 6, 2012
On tap at brewer. Brown pour with a thin tan head. Scent is herbal, bready and sweet. Taste is sweet malts and some bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2011
On tap at the brewery, Durham. Cloudy russet pour with a one-finger creamy head to it. Strong sharp hops and malts in the nose, just a trace of booze. My initial impression is that this is Arrogant Bastard light (though the ABV may prove the latter term wrong). Still, thatís an indication of where theyíre going with the profile and for the most part they hit the mark. Definitely aggressive, which is out of step with the rest of their line. But itís fairly flavorful and certainly goes well with cow. Wonkawash (not bad, aggressive ASA),

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (3238) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2011
pint a brewpub. good aroma, sweet. cocoa, orange, a yeasty nutty scent. brownish orange color. goood head. minor lace. bittersweet flavor. medium body. oily creamy mouthfeel. bitter sweet finish that fades off. better than other offerings. a weaker arrogant bastard, for lack of a better dedscription....send via dumb phone...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
freekyp (1925) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2011
Pours a hazy chestnut brown with a thick laced beige head. Deep alcohol trails wind down the sides of the glass. Aroma shows earthy brown ale notes, citrusy hops and twizzlers. A hefty dose of caramel malt carries this hoppy beer to a sweet alcoholic finish. Pine notes rise in the long fade.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 5, 2011
Draft at the brewery. This beer is all over the place...it looks like an amber with a bit of haziness, it smells like an Indian Brown, and it tastes like some blend of a brown, an IPA, and a barleywine. Thereís an initial spiciness, then a strong, sweet malt presence, and a finish that includes both those flavors along with a ton of citrus hops and a warm, though not hot, alcohol bite. I donít know what it is, itís hard to describe, and I like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtd6628 (361) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2011
Good beer. My favorite from BCBB yet. I like the orange bitterness thatís this beer Places on your palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4611) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2011
Muddy brown with one finger of tan head. Citrusy and English, sweet orange rind and bread with a mildly herbal character. Very nice flavor. Would note have expected this profile from these hops. Lots of citrus and sweet floral notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (4045) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2011
Draft at the brewery. Pretty interesting beer. Very hard to place. Definitely not a ipa, but has more body than a "hoppy amber." The chocolate malt is interesting and works well with the fruity hops. Thought this might be a little messy, but itís easy drinking like most things at BCBB.

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