pinkzambia (1577) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 12, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Doubletree - Durham, NC: Cloudy, unclear copper color with no head. Aroma of mild hops and eggs. The flavor is weak for an IPA. Hairspray and way to malty for an IPA especially in the aftertaste. Ok, but nothing special.
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 26, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured on tap into a shaker at the Mediterranean Cafe in Chapel Hill, NC. Pale yellow orange beneath a one-finger head, this beer gave off a decent hop aroma but tasted and drank more like a nice pale ale. There’s nothing wrong with that, of course, but I don’t really look for effervescence and sessionability in an ipa the same way I would in an apa. Tasty enough, but certainly nothing special.
nickd717 (3600) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear bright copper color with a white head, nice retention and lacing. Herbal and citrusy hops on the aroma along with a little bit of sweet malts and maybe even a tropical note. A bit of passionfruit comes through on the flavor to go with the orange/citrus from the hops, and a substantial caramel maltiness sits behind that. Medium-bodied with some hop resins on the palate. Now here we’ve finally got a decent beer from these guys. This one is not bad.
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Durham Bulls game - pours a light copper with a thin white head. The aroma is grapefruit, grass and caramel notes. Taste is slight grapefruit and some floral hops. Comes off more as an English Ale to me - but pretty tasty regardless of what you call it.
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler poured into a Portsmouth tulip glass produced a two finger white head that faded fast to nothing on top of an amber colored brew.
The brew was a little sweat in the nose with the yeast coming out as the dominate characteristic. There was a light hop note present as well but not as pronounced as most IPA’s. The flavor followed the nose; it was mostly sweet malts with a light hop bitter in the finish. It had a medium feel to it with good carbonation for coming out of a growler.
The brew drank real well I sessioned the growler myself through out the course of a night. I enjoyed every drop and it went well with all the appetizers’ available. If I was at the brewery I would gladly do the same
bu11zeye (12100) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of florals, grass, citrus, and caramel. Flavor of grass, orange, lemon, bread, and caramel malt with a moderately bitter finish.
kassner (1397) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Ebb and Flos on Bald Head Island NC. Very nice visual appeal with modest head that holds, afair amount of lacing, light amber color. it has a mild fragrance of hops, but not one of the more fragrant types. Hops is well balanced, with ginger, pear and spice notes. Carbonation level pretty good.
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to eyedrinkale. Pale amber pour with a thick white head. The nose has a bit of light hoppiness. Some soft earthy woodiness and a touch of light fruit. There is a bit of spicy/resiny bitterness on the finish. Crackery malts. It’s pretty nice.
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared by Eyedrinkale: Pours a hazy deep golden with a thin off white head. Grassy, vegetal and spicy aroma- quite dry with a light mint suggestion. Light crisp body- a touch oily. Very dry flavor with a soft crystal malt background. Spicy, grassy, vegetal qualities with a resiny back. A spicy and easy going, dry IPA.
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 26/09/2009
Big pine hop aroma. White head. Golden coloured strong in alcohol and hoppy. Slightly creamy on the palate with a little dryness in a bitter lasting finish.