eRock_2013 (392) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, pours a copper/amber standard IPA appearance, just a touch of haziness. Aroma of tropical fruit, hop resin, some malt. Features a pleasant tropical hoppiness balanced with toasted maltiness, moderately bitter. A touch of more earthy hops that detracts from the tropical notes. Refreshing taste overall, and the 7%+ ABV sneaks up on you if you're not expecting it, as it is well hidden in the flavor. Interesting SC IPA, I'd try this again.
Zeswaft (1627) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Copper/ruby with frothy offwhite head. Light aroma of citrus and toasted bread. Smells like fresh beer. Flavor is good although a bit disintegrated. Grapefruit and citrus hops on one side and then a prominent toasted malt, wheaty flavor. 7.7% seems unnecessary though undetectable. Would not probably pay $14 for a four pack of 16 oz cans.
rajendra82 (1036) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Andy Warhol inspired label on the can, but instead of Marilyn Monroe faces, it’s a bunch of hop cones. The beer pours out cloudy, amber, and forms a craggy head. The smell is quite an intense mix of juicy fruits like grapefruit, passion fruit, pineapple, and melon. The taste is also more of the dank, resinous hops, which are tropical in character, but have a little lower bitterness. There is a hit of big spice and earthy herbs in the finish.Body is quite dense, and the alcohol is not attempted to be hidden much. I picked up a four pack of this during a visit to Charleston. I hope they expand distribution to Atlanta area soon, because my first impression of this offering is quite good.
HonkeyBra (4026) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz. can from my secret santa. Pours a reddish amber with a small off white head, nice lacing, decent head retention. Aroma of citrus, floral notes, and sweet malts. Flavor is bitter, with mild malty sweetness. Pretty nice and easy to drink. Medium bodied, lively carbonation. Certainly one of the better organic IPAs i’ve ever had.
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pour is light orange/yellow with a medium white head. Notes of strong floral, light caramel sweetness, pale malt, and slight citrus. Great balance in the body/finish.
Christpuncher (2704) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells like weed and tasted super hoppy piney and slightly citrus. Pours orange in color withnh sediment floating everywhere. White thin head. Had a bomber pour at my home in South Carolina.
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jgb9348 (5565) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich copper coloured body with a touch of an amber glow and a thinnish tan head. Aroma of earthy and slightly nutty hops with a bit of a grapefruit note, but relatively deep and pungent. Medium-bodied; Earthy hop notes with a decent amount of nutty flavours and some subdued bitterness from the hops with only a touch of sugars. Aftertaste shows some bitterness, but a nutty and relatively earthy flavour at the end. Overall, a decent IPA with more of a nutty and earthy bite and not much complexity, especially compared to west-coast versions. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Southern Seasons in Charleston, South Carolina on 21-August-2014 for US$8,99 sampled at home in Washington on Christmas Day, 25-December-2014. This one was bottled on 31-July-2014.
Bottled: 31-July-2014 // Purchased: 21-August-2014 // Sampled: 25-December-2014
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can, orange pour, white head, nose is hoppy, taste is cherry, oranges, light, awesome
GTAEgeek (1871) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Ale Alpharetta, from Trey. Clear gold color, with a small, beige ring. Big, bright, mango and citrus, butterscotch, and pine. Very bitter, with a light sweet balancing maltiness. Medium, sticky, and creamy. Overall, this is a nice, citrus IPA.
Busick (390) - Lake Wylie, South Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A great IPA out of Charleston, SC! Hops are a little on the bitter side for me, but overall a great local brew.