rustbucket0873 (264) - Krikville, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a amber color with a white head that does not stick around very long. first thing you notice is the nose, very strong in hops. The aroma is malty with citrus notes. the flavor is malty, with some caramel, and nice bitterness throughout, at the end there is a strong taste of the hops. Very well balanced, and good mouth feel. Overall this is pretty good, i would drink it again.
ian2000gsxr (69) - USA - AUG 10, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A solid IPA. I prefer Two Hearted but this is a good alternative. Not enough lacing, the head stuck around though.
markwise (4175) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle from Secret Santa Nose. Pours a clear orange with a white head. Nose is caramel, burnt caramel, sour citrus hops, and miscellaneous bitterness. Flavor is similar with burnt caramel, mild bitterness, some floral hops and light malt. Light in body and lingering bitterness in the finish.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hop spice aroma on this amber pour. Much the same in the flavor except more bitter. Smooth finish but nothing exceptional here.
MarkBarnes (369) - Waterville, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2011
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
June 4, 2011; 12 oz. bottle from BOTM sampler pack. Very strange IPA. Looks the part (itís a darker one). Aroma of sweat-socks. Taste is a weird amalgamation of resin and dark fruit/herbal near-spoliation. Despite an awkward start, the hop finish is pleasing. Not my favorite take on the style (but have two more in reserve to potentially change my mind).
That1Guy (1857) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crushed at the Charlotte airport. Nothing overwhelming here though it is smooth and tasty. Decent nose and flavor. Pretty sweet with a bitter finish. Not very sticky but very drinkable.
PapaSkeetSkeet (799) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - MAR 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
deep gold to light amber. aroma and flavor are floral citrus hops. ild bitterness for the style. smooth balancing caramel. an easy drinking ipa
johnbuck100 (223) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at charlotte airport. A bit thin and watery for an ipa, but thank you Charlotte airport fir offering me a microbrew. Decidedly on the low end for ipaís, but better than a bud light, thatís for sure!
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - FEB 7, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Carolina Beer Co. Bar in Charlotte airport. Pours a clear copper with a thin ring of a head. The aroma is pretty bland. Sticky amber malt and thatís about it. The flavor is a bit off for the style. Strange weird hop quality, almost fruityóbut not really good fruity, not citric. A bit of a dry resinous finish. Medium bodied with minimal carbonation. Smooth and pleasant mouth feel. Overall: a strange IPA. Glad to try a beer from NC, but I certainly wonít revisit this one when there are so many other widely available amazing IPAS out there.
beernovice39 (3075) - Montana, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a murky amber with much debris floating! Thin tan head. Scent of caramel. Sweet caramel then dry earthy hops. Easy drinking.