Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Their newest in the "Jade-series." A big, ballsy amped-up version of their Jade IPA. Tap pour into their footed "imperial" glass. A hazy pour that resembles a Hefe with a cloudy honey-gold. Decent foam on top. Little retention. The nose on this is nothing short of amazing. Big juicy hops, pine, citrus - all at such a potent level, it’s hard for me to take my nose out of this beer.
You want bitter? Then this is the beer for you. A total palate-wrecker. This is nothing like their Seeing Double which balances the sweet/bitter character quite well. This one is bitter to the max! Fresh citrus rind, green hop cones - this beer burns and burns well. Not an everyday DIPA in my book, but one I would revisit for sure. Nice work, Foothills, I love what you’re doing with the new stuff!
DedicatedToFun (2596) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good ipa overall happy with choice hoppy intense not too intense eaitiil head
OldGrowth (2673) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
10oz pour at brewpub. Good aroma, sweet, fruity..on the apricot peach side. Some citrus, orange. Some banana. Tad gazed brownish orange, ok head, faded quick. Spotty lace. Sweet bitter flavor. Medium body, smooth creamy mouthfeel bitter sweet finish. Solid iipa. Real.sweet to start. Bitterness came in as it warmed. Went from peach apricot to orange as it warmed. Real easy to drink.
rumproasts (2878) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Hazy deep gold with one finger head. Very aromatic hops. Bigger hops and just a bit less fruity than the Hoppyum. Also excellent.