BgThang (126) - Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was a nice surprise at a recent tasting. I liked the mini growlers or clhoroform bottles they used to bottle this. Was a descent IPA that I could drink all day.
travita (3476) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler thanks to ericandersnavy. The smell is hops, spices, peppery, slight citrus, florals, and earthy. The is amber colored, clear, and has a beige colored good sized head. The taste is bitterness, florals, hops, spices, earthy, and pine.
drseusszb200 (688) - Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2009
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
poured dark hazy amber. smelled of hops. tasted of hops. left a nice sticy hop aftertaste.
allfreej (540) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 12, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at New World Brewery, Tampa. Dark copper pour. Citrus nose and flavor. A wonderful, bitter hoppy finish. A very fine IPA.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Growler, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours an amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of pine, earthiness, toffee, pepper, and some grapefruit. Flavor of hops (pine, earth), pepper, and caramel malt.
cgarvieuk (12184) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2011 Growler at DLD 09 ... Reasonably certain this is the right one ... Copper ... light and frruity hop nose... light fruity ... dry hop... very hoppy ... bit bitter for me.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to my man ucusty for the generous sample, tasted in the good company of the crew at Samís! Dark amber pour, with some lively carbonation. The nose is really soft and floral, surprisingly so given the appearance. The mouthfeel is pleasantly full. The flavor is far more malty, like an English IPA, all the way to the earthy and dry finish. Really nice stuff, and Iím definitely jonesiní for more from CCB.
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ redlight redlight. A solid malt-backed IPA. Pours a coppery-amber, fairly clear with some lacing. Pine and citrus hops on the nose, followed by a big malty caramel backbone. More of the same in flavor, good balance of pine and citrus hops and a sweet caramel malt, with a solid resiny bitter finish. Full mouthfeel and creamy.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to markwise for the 32oz growler. My first taste from the CCB and I must say Iím hooked! Dark hazy amber pour with a thick off white head and spotty lace. Color is a little too dark for an IPA. Caramel and citrus on the nose. Nice resinous body & great balance. Earthy resinous hops with a twist caramel malts. Long bitter finish.
darkguardian (724) - Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Vine and Barley. dark amber. A little to dark for an IPA. Nose is some citrus and real earthy pine. Flavor is super resiny with lots of earthy piney hops. I donít like the choice of hops but this is really well done. The palate is huge for a regular IPA. Big malt backbone thats well balanced. Iím just not wild about the earthy resin hops. Definitely not west coast citrusy IPA. Still another great offering from this fantastic brewery.