SpringsLicker (3221) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Barley’s Knoxville.
Deep gold with an average white head.
Predominant hop aroma of citrus and pine.
The flavor is mildly bitter following the aroma with some malt base coming in for balance.
devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 1/6 barrel keg in my kegerator, the color is a light amber/golden with a thick, foamy white head that slowly dissipates. The aroma is floral, with the hops providing notes of pine and herbs. The complex hop profile mixes with a bit of malt sweetness in the taste, giving the effect of what is almost like a (tiny) squeeze of fresh orange juice. The aftertaste is nicely bitter, and overall this is a great representative of the style from a great local brewery.
changeup45 (1719) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the BA Sexual Chocolate release party. Pours orange-amber with a tight eggshell head which produces thick lacing. This is definitely a citrusy kind of IPA with grapefruit, orange peel and a little lemon rind. Light malt, soft on the palate. Not overly bitter but enough to satisfy. Refreshing. Good beer.
thagr81_us (175) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served from tap at the brewpub into a Foothills shaker from a mispour to another customer. Pours a clear red orange with a one finger white head. There was no apparent lacing evident. The aroma was comprised of subtle malt and hops. The flavor was of subtle malt and a nice hop spice. It was light on the palate with low carbonation. Overall it was a nice and smooth IPA. Had a superb feel on my palate and was very refreshing flavor. Would and will drink this one again for sure.
iride15 (237) - Rockledge, Florida, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Amber gold pour with moderate froth head that stuck around for a bit. Citrus nose with some hints of natural oils. Medium bodied that’s a little weak on the hops and too balanced with the citrus and malts for an IPA. Not enough kick, but a good drink.
TheGB (534) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice amber. Aroma is of hops and citrus. Light to medium bodied with some good hop character balanced with a bit of malt. Nice, but like most other IPAs.
PorterPounder (5957) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chattanooga, Tn - on tap at Taco Mac. Dark orange pour, off white head - nice lace. Patented spruce aroma. Nice grapefruity bitter notes, some caramel to balance it out. Thick mouthfeel - solid IPA.
aracauna (3187) - Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’m a little surprised that there isn’t more hops in the aroma or flavor. There is a distinct bitterness but the flavor is really more in the malt with toffee and toasted nuts rising above the bitterness.
kassner (1397) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2013 On tap at the marriott in Raleigh, amber color, not much head or lacing, a little musty and moppy, earthy and a big dry hop flavor, quite nice
4/2013 had this at Brewery. A bit mild for an IPA, still a hint of must.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft. Hops should be the first name here, but somehow ends up "balanced". Too much malts/not enough hops. Still, thou: citrus, bad funk, malt, & residual sweet hop. Ehh, it was way better the first few times.