Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice copper color with fizzy head. Aroma of mainly fruit/earthy/caramel tones not so much citrus (nice change). Flavor is a nice bitterness but not overly so. Notes of fruit, pine, grapefruit. Mouthfeel is a solid bitterness and carbonation is average. Overall solidly great beer.
kidobutai (346) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
As advertised, very hoppy, but not crazy hoppy. The aroma didn’t come off as an IPA, so the taste was surprising.
mike5326 (875) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle. Clear golden color, medium white head. Nice floral hop nose. Medium body with a nice hop flavor and a clean finish.
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Luvystypotables (618) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of dried fruit light amber color with a taste of hops and watery bitter finish.
Lutz2jm (91) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Heavy citrus taste up front with a hoppy dry finish. Strong NC IPA that is up there in flavor. On of the best aromas in in IPA. Worth drinking!
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tillmac62 (181) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice clear medium amber with a hint of red. Ample head and a lacing that lasts. Nice nose of citrus hops over a slight pine and slight sweet biscuit character. Light body with a smooth texture. Above average carbonation. Nice balanced taste of hops, mostly citrus but with a notable pine influence, biscuit and bitterness. It begins with citrus, progresses to pine and associated pleasant bitterness over a biscuit sweetness. It then effervesces into a tart bitterness that approaches dry. A slight sweetness and tart bitterness lingers. Very well balanced and flavorful.
drsordr (1045) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour copper. Nose dank hop and pine some sweetness. Taste dank hop up front, then bitterness mild late palate sweet. Bitter finish.
Beergeek23322 (2229) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2/11/2014. 12 oz bottle. Pours hazy amber color with a white head. Good lacing and retention. Aromas are floral with burnt caramel and light fruit. A little bit metallic flavors and lacking hops, but caramel, malt and fruit shows well.
jcnielsen (2055) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Barley’s in Asheville. Pours a golden color with white head. Citrus, hoppy, slight veggie flavors. Meh.
Leighton (10772) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Barley’s - Asheville. Pours clear gold with a foamy white head. Some ripe citrus in the nose, orange, tangerine, but of pine. Medium sweet flavor, some more citrus, bit of rind and grass, pine. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Somewhat bitter to finish, more pine, citrus rind, balancing dry bread malts. Decent.