durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
doboy (416) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a light copper with light aroma. smooth bitterness, good, light and smooth session...
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - NOV 17, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Barley’s in Asheville. Nice hop aroma and bite to it. Good but not great. Possibly a good session beer.
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - OCT 26, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.