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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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A wonderful golden straw-colored India Pale Ale we developed using five varieties of grain and five separate massive hops additions.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2005
Draft sample at the Southern Brewers Festival (9/05). Had this after a few stouts and I think the crispness of this brew really did a good job of reviving my taste buds. Amber straw color with minimal head, hazy. Sweet malt and spicy/pine aroma. Very enjoyable flavor. Actually competed for my favorite IPA of the day. Pine and citrus orange peal hops with good malt and mineral presence. Nice body. Creamy and full with a dry bitter finish. Very nice IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
desurfer (1245) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2005
Draft. Amber body with not much head. Hops abound in the flavor, very punchy and floral but not enough maltiness to back it up. If you love unbridled hoppiness you’ll like this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2005
Draft, Barley’s Taproom, Asheville NC. Slight Floral hops on the nose along with faint maltiness. Medium body, mostly malty with a little hop bitterness, and a somewhat grassy finish. Tasted more like a Wheat or Amber. A good drinkin’ beer, but not an impressive IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 30, 2005
On draft at Barley’s. Good hop aroma, and a nice initial bitterness. The malt is kind of weak, though, and there was a lingering aftertaste that reminded me of chewing aspirin. A strange, medicinal bitterness. I was assured by a friend that wasn’t normal, and will give it another shot next time I’m in Asheville.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2005
This is the best North Carolina Ale I’ve had to date... maybe second to the Highland Gaelic Ale. It’s on tap about everywhere in Asheville. I’m already a big fan of the IPA. This one is no exception.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 4, 2005
draft. a so-so IPA pretty good hop character but with a watery weak unbalanced malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClarkVV (3970) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2005
On draught at Barleys, Knoxville Feb 2005. Medium golden hued body, slight haze to it with a firm white head. Aroma has plenty of hops appeal as does the flavor and there is a typical caramel malt backing on this. Well-executed on all levels. Very drinkable, with a strong floral hops flavor that complements the honey-like sweetness of the beer well. Dry, bitter alpha hops finish, medium body, moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 2, 2005
On tap at Barley’s Taphouse in Asheville. Cloudy dark gold appearance. This is very homebrew-like! Unfiltered by design. Excellent mouth bitterness with a good caramel flavor. This is a great beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2004
Well it is an IPA. I dont care too much for IPAs. Flavor is not very good. poured a off yellow color

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
apost8n8 (123) - USA - OCT 25, 2004
Good. light amber/golden color aggressive hops and not too heavy. On tap at Barley’s in Greenville, SC

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