Warsteiner (11) - Monroe, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Available at Carolina Panthers Stadium, and as much as I hate beer in a plastic cup this is the best Iíve had.
Aroma: Strong citrus grapefruit, caramel
Appearance: looks like Ice tea very little foam, dissapates quickly
Flavor: Great bitter hops citrus hit
Palate: Dry finish
Overall: Excellent IPA
BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From sampler flight at Foothills. Mmmmm ... Intensely bitter and hoppy very clear and clean. An awesome IPA.
johnnnniee (3469) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Received in trade from VncentLIFE, thanks for the opportunity.
Pours a crystal clear deep golden color with a decent white head that shows moderate retention with a fair amount of sticky lace. Smells of pine and bread with hints of citrus. Smells like an IPA should clean with a bit of dankiness. Taste is a mix of bread and caramel malt offset with some pine and citrus to remind you there are some hops in this one. Medium body with a dry finish, moderate level of carbonation with a slick resinous mouthfeel. Decent IPA, I really enjoyed it, but seems a bit on the mild side of "India" Clean flavorful brew.
strongpieman (1644) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Good IPA overall. Floral and pine aroma. Clean bitter finish, tasteful, no major problems. I enjoyed and would recommend.
Travlr (19887) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Very nice fruity citrus aroma. Taste is not overly bitter, and has decent enough malt balance. Nice.
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ported from BA.
Pours a pleasant clear amber color, with 2 fingers of foamy head in my Darkness tulip. As the head begins to recede, sticky lacing clings to the edge of the glass.
A mild orange scent is the most forward element here. The smell itself is actually very subdued. A large breath of it reveals that it actually smells very sweet, with pine notes coming through on the end.
The side of the bottle claims that the beer is full of simcoe, and thatís certainly true. Pine is the forward flavor here, with some amount of grapefruit in the back end. Itís sweeter than Iím used to for a regular IPA. None of the flavors are bad, exactly, but they donít quite mix right. Itís not quite focused on any one flavor.
High carbonation, light/medium body. Coats the mouth for a bit, but doesnít stick quite as long as most that I drink.
Itís decent. My big issue is just that the flavors seem to come through in the wrong order. Flipping the usage of the simcoe and centennial hops usage might help. Just a bit more flavor balancing and this could be a great beer.
Braudog (6195) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Bright copper with a sticky head. Very, very nice citrus hoppiness, with the mouthfeel an IPA should have. Totally breaks thru spicy food and drinks with a nice edge. Beauty. (#4277, 10/4/2011)
kidmartinek (4385) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mystic amber color. White head and lace. Soapy aroma. Medium body. Cold
smooth hoppy taste. Way better than a pale ale this beer borders on double ipa greatness. If you see it in some beachside pub chances are... itís your best option.
crajun (1142) - , Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
highs score for an IPA from me - Balanced is the word here.
Citrus and hop aroma. med mouthfeel; taste some hops near and at end, but not overpowering - balanced with malts
ekoerper (599) - Iowa, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: fresh floral hops, citrus, some bready malts. Pours clear, golden with a white head, average retention, some spotty lacing. Flavor: sharp bitterness and pungent hops, grapefruit and pine, bready malts, slight sweet note. Medium body and carbonation. Really nice, hoppy, refreshing beer.