50belair (2773) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the Community Tap. Yellow/orange pour with a white head. Grapefruit hop aromas. Big grapefruit hop presence. A bit unbalanced with an undersized malt backbone. Average body and mouthfeel.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle from Bruisin Ales. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a thin foamy off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of tropical, citrus hops and mild caramel malt. The taste is bitter tropical, floral, citrus hops, a bit of pine, and caramel malt. Medium bodied, well balanced.
chinchill (2657) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint from the tap at the Handlebar (Greenville SC: from notes)
Pours a clear dark amber with a off-white head that has poor retention. Glass is nicely coated on the way down
The aroma is dominated by piney and herbal hops with citrus overtones. The taste is similar, with a powerful but not over the top hoppy flavor. The malt base is mainly evident by implication, as this beer is not too bitter and the flavor has a good depth and richness.
M: medium body; well chosen carbonation.
O: a fine but powerful IPA, with a level of hops nearly up to an imperial IPA.
SudsMcDuff (6512) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, bought in Asheville .. . pours out amber .. mild head, spots of decent lacing .. . mild resin, grapefruit, and mucky kaboul .. . a pretty mild beer, was hoping for more .. . . until I heard someone say it out loud, I thought minute rice was just super tiny rice
biznizness (1121) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap takeover at Matthews Beer Temple. The best beer I had by a big margin. Definitely full bodied, big hop nose and citrusy flavor. Plenty bitter. Not the best IPA I’ve had by any stretch, but a solid take on the style.
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 12 oz bottle a lovely light orange hue, forming small head of off-white foam. Aroma evident of field grass, hay and hops. Pineapple also come to mind. Flavour much of the same, full bodied with a soft carbonation that makes it drinkable. Ending comes back somewhat dry and bitter. Very decent IPA, would recommend.
c_lee_burton (161) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. Bottle. More malty on the nose. Hits with hops, then malty toffee, then hops. Finishes dry with a lingering grapefruit/lemon flavor. Good balance. Would have again.
DrinkinWell (330) - - JUL 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a coppery golden yellow with little head or lacing. Aromas we very subtle, some citrus, pine, and lemon. Bitter hops, followed by some citrus, lemon peel, hints of honey. A good IPA. Nothing spectacular, though.
AdamT (228) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from Community Tap compliments of Zizzybalubba (Thanks Bro!!) Dark orange (almost reddish pour, darker then I like for an IPA), murky clarity with mostly diminishing off-white fizzy head. Virtually no lacing. Strong citrus (grapefruit), lemon zest, and sweet floral aromas. Strong bitter citrus up front (lemon & pineapple) with a floral finish. As the beer warmed the floral taste became more dominant. Lively carbonation, wet on the palate.
PorterPounder (5959) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Asheville, NC - Bruisin’ Ales - 12 oz bottle. Hazy, medium orange pour, quickly fading off-white head. Spruce and mint in the aroma. Flavor has a nice solid citrus bitter backbone, some caramel malty sweetness, a touch of nuttiness. Mouthfeel has a decent spritz to it. Not bad at all.