drowland (5953) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
9/21/13. On tap at Bleu Cafe. Hazy golden orange pour with a small khaki head. Mostly yeast esters on the aroma, yeasty and fruity, with a touch of peach and some doughy pale malts. Lightly sweet flavor, fruity, a welcome hint of tartness, more peach than the aroma led on, lingering bitterness and doughy pale malts. Surprisingly tasty.
GTAEgeek (1053) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from NRT. Pours light straw, with a medium, off-white head. The aroma is hay, peaches, orange rinds, coriander, and light, brett funk. The flavor is mellow, citrus bitterness, with mild sweetness. The aftertaste is long and bitter, not not unpleasant. Light to medium body, very grainy, and sticky and clingy. Overall, this is a delicious, mellow beer.
ChainGangGuy (4280) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 2, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed, pale yellow body with a creamyish, brief layer of soft, white suds.
Smell: Sure, there’re carapils notes, the hops, the Belgian yeastiness, but none of it holds a candle to the strong top-note of floral, moist peaches. I’ve never been the strongest proponent of peaches but I cannot deny this is a very pleasant scent. Such peachiness, it beggars the imagination!
Taste: Pilsner maltiness with a crisp graininess and restrained sugar sweetness that doesn’t quite yield bready or crackery tastes, close though. Then, a bottle-neck of varied tastes: the hops and their imparted bitterness smack into the phenolic spiciness from the yeast which strikes the alcohol warmth. But, it’s soon smoothed out somewhat by the notable peach fruitiness. Closes out fruity, near dry, with hop bitterness and coriander dusted peach lingering into the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-plus carbonation.
Overall: A good Belgian IPA with a local Georgian twist. Don’t worry, honey, the 9353 pairs wonderfully with "Last Famous Words" by the band of the same name.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: August 25, 2012
Appearance: muddy peach colored, fine white head
Aroma: light sweet spicy aroma, fruity peach sweetness, light phenolic spicyness
Flavor: sweet peach flavor, peach sweetness enhanced by fruity esters, balancing phenols, light bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4