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 (3594) - 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 (12072) - 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 (1392) - 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 (8746) - 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 (3028) - 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.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Amber color with a pillowy white head. Good head retention and decent lacing.
Aroma: Nice pine hop nose with notes of citrus, grass, and herbs as well.
Flavor: Hop forward as it should be. Lots of pine, resin, citrus, and a touch of earthiness. Some citric sweetness on the malt side.
Palate: Medium carbonation with a medium mouthfeel and a long, bitter finish.
Overall: Not a bad IPA! This one won’t blow you away, but it is certainly a respectable, sessionable beer.