ross (2080) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
wow this is what IPAs should taste like, and from NC at that. this has a monster amount of hops in it. on tap at barleys. pours out yellow colored with a white head. smells of pine, grapefruits, and loads of hops. taste is almost identical. i cant believe this was actually made in NC. the best NC beer, hands down.
possumjc (149) - Charleston - Mt Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Nice unfiltered golden color. The hops are very evident in the aroma. The flavor is very hoppy. A great IPA. One of my favorite North Carolina beers!
Tommyp007 (33) - Kingsport, Tennessee, USA - JUL 21, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from Libation Station. Good, not too hoppy IPA shared with friends at a cookout. One of the better IPA’s I’ve had in a while.
rangerred (917) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAY 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz can into a pint glass. 6% abv printed on the can.
Pours a hazy dark orange with a one finger off-white head. Light lacing.
Aroma is fairly malt with with dark bread and some caramel. There is orange and grapefruit hop aroma along with some earthiness.
The flavor is quite earthy in the beginning; almost dirt-like but in a good way. Some dark, rye bread in there too. A strong bitterness takes hold right away and doesn’t let go through the duration. A little bit of orange hop flavor along with a slightly Belgian spicyness. Mouthfeel is quite full considering the strength and style.
Overall this is a fairly unique and enjoyable IPA. Plenty of hoppyness but enough of a malt backbone to support it. Easy to have a few of these in a session.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hoppy Cascade aroma. Thick nice head. Malty and lovely, bitter flavors with aftertaste of pine. Strong cascade flavor. Copper colored.
GABeerMan (48) - HOSCHTON, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice aroma, hoppy, good light copper color. Good lace. Excellent taste. A very good IPA.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden color with a moderate, whitish head. Strong hop nose - citrus and pine. Very hoppy in the WC IPA style with significant malt backbone consisting of toffee and caramel flavors. Very full bodied. Nice, dry finish. Very enjoyable.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 2, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
doboy (419) - 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!
Braudog (5647) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Barley’s Asheville. Light golden amber with a mere cloud of foam. Mashy and sweet, this drinks with a puckering acidity, full of orange-laden fruit. Good American style. (#4283, 10/4/2011)