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RATINGS: 112   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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2008
On tap at Ruby’s in Asheville. Light copper/amber pour; almost no head. Grainy and metallic hoppy nose; similar on the tongue, with quite a bit of bite. Didn’t seem super fresh. Okay, but not great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
doboy (416) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2008
Compliments of DrBayern. Came in a growler from Brusin’ Ales in Asheville! Poured with a healthy head that remained through the drink. Nice floral hops aroma started my mouth watering. Nice mouth feel as the bitterness hit. Nice spice on the finish. A very good IPA that was very drinkable! Wish we had more!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2008
Growler from Bruisin’ ales on 6/23/08, shared with Doboy and another friend.

Aroma - Floral and spcy hops, some grainy, grassy notes, and finally a little toffee.

Appearance - Clear orange, healthy off white head with some decent staying power.

Flavor - Bitterness comes on quickly over a quality malt backbone. Lengthy dry and spicy finish.

Palate - Medium body and carbonation, clean palate.

Overall - Fairly bitter example of a cross between an English and American IPA. Aassertive hopping from the standpoint of bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2008
Tap @ Barleys Taproom Asheville, NC. Pours a clear copper with a one finger off-white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of floral & earthy hops, sweet malt, and light caramel. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium mouthfeel with a moderate amount of bitterness and dry crisp finish. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 24, 2007
Tap. above average amber body into clear amber body (with some sparkling qualities present). great lacing. aromas of moderate citrus and ligher caramel. finish duration was average. pretty good ipa

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Served to me a hazy burned orange with a ring of head and spotty lacing. Smells a little malty with a bitter hoppiness. Taste is pretty simple with a little malt that doesn’t hang with or balance the bitter hops. Medium in the mouth with light carbonation. Took a little time to get through it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2007
pours a light copper with light aroma. smooth bitterness, good, light and smooth session...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - NOV 17, 2007
Draft at Barley’s in Asheville. Nice hop aroma and bite to it. Good but not great. Possibly a good session beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - OCT 26, 2007
Had this on tap at Barley’s in A’ville. Medium hops aroma with some dominant pine. Hops comes through more after a couple of sips Pretty goo, but not great.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2007
On tap at Mellow Mushroom Asheville. Served by Snowball. Clear mostly orange color with a thin white head. Nice clean grassy and floral hop aroma with a hint of bready malt. Nice aggressive hop character, but maltier in the finish than I expected. A nice take on the style, even though it was maltier than most.


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