brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap at Harrison’s in Cary, NC - this brew poured a nice orange color with a thin white head and decent lacing. The aroma was lots of floral hops, grapefruit and pine. Taste was straight forward hoppy with the grapefruit, lemon and a slight detection of spice to round out the great flavor. Nice solid IPA.
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample @ Foothills. Dark orange pour, with a bit of a watery quality to it. A bit of the Simcoe hop came through, which saved it for me. Overall I was disappointed.
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at the Flying Saucer in Raleigh. Very clear orange pour with a string of head around the edge. Floral hoppy aroma comes through nicely. Lots of grapefruit and other citrus notes coming through in the aroma and flavor. Lightly grassy and spicy as well. Hop dominant, but lightly balanced by caramel malt. Quite tasty and one that I will order often!
biznizness (1121) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really good IPA. This was surprisingly similar to the Seeing Double. I thought it would be more toned-down, but toned-down is not a good word for this IPA, which remains quite strong and hoppy, in order to light your cowboys fire.
Theis (14069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at GABF 2008. Clear amber - white head. Grape, peach, citrus, light malty, fruity, resin, grassy, lots of hops, peppery, light malty. Nice.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to decaturstevo for sliding me behind the tents at the 2008 Knoxville Brewers’ Jam to get a sample of what the brewers were drinking. Orange in the glass with a tall creamy off-white head that mostly lasted and left good lace. Nice hoppy floral aroma. The flavor finds pine and citrus with a light malt backing. Medium body, crisp yet smooth. Very nice IPA!
joergen (22274) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at GABF 2008.
Clear golden coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Hoppy aroma of peaches and pine needles with notes of grass.
Fruity flavour of peaches, hops and pine needles.
Dry hoppy finish.
KUEric (887) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A solid IPA. Lots of hops, not a lot in the way of balance, but I’m ok with that. If you like hops and are in NC this has got to be about as good as you can get.
It might be a touch one-dimensional for some, but I’d recommend it.
CelticBrew (907) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at the WBF, Durham NC, poured a deep and hazy orange hue, nice size off white foamy head. Aroma strong of citrus flowers, pines, and hops. Flavour of a bold IPA, much the same as the aroma, extremely quaffable, sticky mouth feel. What an awesome gem of a beer from NC.
unclemattie (4320) - Georgia, USA - SEP 10, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2008 Southern Brewers Fest . Tap. Deep amber color. Big hop floral aroma. Lots of citrus. Flavor is a complex hop bitterness. Decent malt character. Lots of hops. Floral hop flavor. A stamndard American IPA.