dwyerpg (4257) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 9, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A beautiful floral hop aroma. Really smells great. Had too few hoppy beers on my trip. This is immediately hoppy yet creamy as well. Quite enjoyable. A strong bitter-hop finish thatís just a tad too intense. Only real complaint. Great.
CelticBrew (747) - 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.
Ctplt777 (13) - - NOV 12, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice pine and citrus aroma right when you pop the cap. Standard looking IPA color and excellent bitter dry taste. Nice tropical fruits. Not and in you face hop bomb but just a really well done IPA. Nothing bad to say about it. Had it on tap and in bottle in North Carolina. Great stuff.
AndyW68 (703) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange with off white head. Aroma...citrus and hops. Taste...citrus and hops. I like it.
rangerred (782) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hap on tap.
Arrived a hazy dark orange with a thick head and great lacing.
Smelled strongly of piny and earthy hops with some caramel malt coming through.
Flavor had quite a bit of hop flavor up front, piny, leading to a strong bitterness. Some bready and caramel malt was detectable underneath the bitterness. Some alcohol detectable on the finish. A very good beer that I would definitely seek out again.
SSSteve (3551) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. clear orange with a mall white head. aroma of citrus, pine, and caramel. pine flavors with a fitting dryness from a lemony zing in the finish. medium bodied. fruity and floral notes in the finish. one of the best ipaís iíve had in awhile.
JamesD (243) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great IPA. The hop flavor and aroma are very prominent, but not so much that is becomes an unpleasant hop bomb. It retains a very refreshing character (I drank it by the pool in fact). The floral and fruity notes of the hops are very well represented. This is a beer that is bold and powerful enough in flavor to please the connoisseur of fine beer, but still refreshing and light enough to satisfy the desire for a thirst quenching libation.
cduncan14 (102) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft pint. Aromas of citrus and resiny hop. Orange color with slightly off-white head and nice lacing. Really clean, hop-forward flavor with very little sweetness. Lots of resin, a bit of orange and pine. Great hop flavor! Crisp finish with a lingering resin flavor. Great IPA.
LilBeerDoctor (3208) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at ACBF09. Pours a cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma of sweaty hops and rich hop oils. Flavor of citrus and rich hop oils. This one has a full palate, very well balanced, and superbly drinkable. One of my favorites from a fest that featured many top IPAs. This is a hidden gem.
zizzybalubba (1254) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2011 On tap at Foothills. Burnt orange pour. Tangerine and pineapple aroma. Great bitter hop flavor. Very well balanced. This is a very good IPA...Updated July 7, 2011. 22 oz. bottle from Wine 101 in Wake Forest, NC. Now that Foothills is releasing this in bottles it deserves revisiting. The pour looks fantastic with a thick, frothy off-white head. The aroma is bright with juicy tangerine and pineapple dominating. The taste, while bitter, does offer a nice balance. While my overall impression is nearly the same as my original review it is worth mentioning that this is a little better than "very good". Foothills simply gets everything right with this beer even if it doesnít have a big wow factor. This is easily an above average IPA.