ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper pour. Bisquity aroma. Floral hop flavor and a long dry finish
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from Santa. Thanks!
Pours a decent amber with slight carbonation. Body is a tad thin but still exudes a beautiful luster of dark reds and heavy browns. A hint of sour strawberry is noticeable in the nose, with a touch of floral syrup atop a nice buttermilk biscut. Flavor is a rush of soured floral notes, complete with a nice, rounded grapefruit finish. The beer leaves a nice, slippery film on the tongue that allows the flavors to further penetrate the taste buds. Nice beer. I’d love to have this fresh at the brewpub. And since I now have a growler, I have an excuse to at least go to the brewery for a refill. Excellent beer; very approachable and thoroughly enjoyable!
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2012 On tap at the Cats Cradle, Carrboro. A blessed relief after the mess that is the golden ale. This one has a nice floral hop aroma, a full pleasant mouthfeel, and a dry bitter finish to balance things out. Very refreshing and solid IPA.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Copper color, with a medium white head. Aroma is hoppy--citrus, and malty--caramel. Flavor is the same, with floral hops, and a grapefruit, pine flavor. Mouthfeel is sticky, but with a bitter hop finish.
rman18 (311) - Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very tasterful IPA with a beautiful taste and texture. Surely a must try. Nice white head that lasts the entire beer. Give it a shot when in Chapel hill.
ChainGangGuy (4426) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Clear golden body with a large, fizzy, ivory-colored head.
Smell: A whiff of light caramel, a whiff of light citrus.
Taste: Pale malts with some sweet caramel mixed in. Citrusy hop flavor. Medium bitterness. Dry, citric finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Lively carbonation.
Drinkability: A beer that decided to err on the side of light, easy drinkability, but, as it offers almost no flavor or depth of character, I dare wonder what’s the point.
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft from the brewery. Mildly cloudy copper/brown color. Mild hoppy grapefruit nose. The flavor’s easy to define: IPA, water, cascade hops, water, and a touch of water. Mmmm, waterdown IPA. Finishes clean, super drinkable, doesn’t offer a Godamn thing.
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at WBF. Pour: golden light orange. Head: creamy and offwhite. Aroma: citrus, hops, floral notes. Flavor: very hoppy, bitter at the back of the mouth. Palate: lively. FInish: clean and bitter.
emacgee (4175) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
WBF. Nice IPA. Not too outstanding but a good example of the style. Moderate hop profile, not super distinguishable hop varieties. More of a broad hoppy bitter flavor.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Name: Flagship IPA
clear amber, frothy beige head, lots of drippy lace, sweet fruity aroma with light citrus, lots of nice hop flavor, nice light bitter finish,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20