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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
agl108 (765) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2009
On draft at Mellow Mushroom, Asheville. Poured hazy gold with virtually no head at all. Watery. Nothing flashy but this one does have a nice hop profile of bitter citrus.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chronictonic (472) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Growler brought from Morganton to Philly (thanks Pat!) - Pours a rich golden color, slightly reddish with a generous white frothy head. Aroma is more malty and sweet than hoppy - some mild floralness, but not a lot. Flavor hits you with bitterness right away, and then trails off to a nice malty, nutty finish. IMHO, could use more hop aromas, and some more hop character at the finish. Quite drinkable though.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
emacgee (3958) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Draft at Barleys Asheville. The pour reminds me of a pilsner. Light carbonated gold. Nose is grassy, corn, some sweet malt, hop character is very mild. Flavor shows some sour malt, grassy hop character, very mild bitterness. Barely any hop bite. Did not like.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Served on draft at the Bier Garden in Asheville, NC. Pours a vibrant orange color with a thin head. Fair head retention and lacing. Faint aroma of citrus hops and sweet sugary malts. Wow. Very bitter taste, with citrus and resin notes, as well as some bread. Medium bodied.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4170) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2009
The aroma is quite hoppy with citrus and grassy hops as well as malt. The appearance is golden with a nice head. The flavor is like the aroma but astringently bitter. The palate is average for the style. Overall not a great IPA but very drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2008
Draught. Towards the end of the night - lots of astringent, medicinal quality where the hops should be. Finish is lots of aspirin. I did not end up finishing this - part of it could be a lack of freshness, but I cant be sure.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5603) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2008
On tap @ the Bier garden, Asheville, NC. Orange copper pour. Citrusy hop aroma. Grapefruit. Malty flavor seems to overpower the bitterness. More of an APA to me

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2008
Cloudy orange with a finger of smooth silky white head. Very dry maltiness. Some caramel then all citrus hopes. Taste is smooth caramel malt, then a light citrus hop finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 20, 2008
On tap. Poured a clear amber with a two finger off white head. Aroma of citrus and malt. Flavor is oranges, grapefruits and a sweet malt balance.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11327) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 21, 2008
(draft) Clear amber body with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, light bread. Taste is medium sweet, orange/grapefruit, some earthy, light peach. Light-medium body, some acidity.


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