CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Barley’s in Asheville on 2/3/08: Pours a clear orange bronze with a well-lacing off-white head. Aroma of semi-sweet caramely toasty pale malt and some fresh grapefruity hops. Body starts fairly full and caramely sweet with some toasty notes and fresh piny resiny hop balance. A pretty good IPA.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2009
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Scubby’s Asheville, NC. Hazy bright orange pour fizzy white head and light lace. Thin bodied. Nice hop profile showcasing light citrus and grapefruit. Slightly grainy
agl108 (795) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
emacgee (4139) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
nick76 (4258) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
swoopjones (6201) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.