rustbucket0873 (365) - Krikville, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cloudy amber brown color with tan head nice lacing.aroma of citrus, grapefruit, caramel, some pineapple. The flavor sweet bisket, caramel, toast up front eith bitterness front to back. At the end grapefruit, citrus, pine and resin overall well balanced, alcohol well hidden.
Hopmaestro (1097) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ ÖÖWF2015: Aroma is citrus and slightly herbal. Great hop profile in the taste where the malt is allowed to play a bit. Citrus and fresh cut grass. Good balance in the malt vs the hops and a solid IPA.
olsvammel (5098) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at SBWF 2015. Hoppy smell with citrus. Similar taste. Nice hoppy aroma and the malt backbone is just enough to lift the hops.
hopdog (10731) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a deeper cloudy golden color with an off white head. Citrus, floral hops, and some toasted grains.
ordybill (1132) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUL 28, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Tulip glass.
Aroma- Citrus, caramel and pine
Appearance- pours a dark golden color with a medium sized white head
Taste- A big hop flavor with malt and citrus backing it up.
Palate- A very smooth medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation
Overall- A really good solid offering from Thomas Creek.
Jamesthebrit (415) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really unique take on the style. Raisin, sap. Subtle pine. Super earthly. It tastes like how hiking in the mountains smells. If that makes any sense. Very fresh. Maybe subconsciously I know this beer has water that tastes like Greenville water and the nostalgia factor kicked in.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle. Golden pour. Aroma of pale malts, a touch of honey smell, floral hops. Well balanced. (4336)
50belair (3204) - 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 (11469) - 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 (3779) - 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.