freekyp (1459) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A huge IPA with a solid malty backbone, redolent with piny resin-ridden hops. Highly drinkable for a 9.5 percenter with a long mouth coating earthy hop finish. Clear light brown with a rocky off-white head, this brew leaves ample lacing and is a treat for the eyes and tongue.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2007 Growler from BleacherBum. Dark amber/orange color. Small head with excellenct hoppy aroma. Sweet and thick with smooth earthy hop flavor. This is a very thich and chewy IIPA. Some alcohol, but that never hurt anybody. THIS IS ONE BIG BEER.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from a 5 gallon keg (courtesy of boboski) at kpís on 7/2/06: Pours a clear orange copper with a nicely-lacing white head. Big, fresh piny hoppy aroma has a nice, clean balanced caramel maltiness. Starts with a good sweet sticky caramel malty palate and lots of fresh piny hoppy flavor. Nicely-balanced and fresh with plenty of green hops and mild citrus with a lightly warming finish. A nice double IPA.
jrob21 (2280) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Atlanta Cask Ale. Man I love this style and man this is a great one. Great hop aroma balanced with malt to smooth it out. Nice color and big full body.
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JAN 29, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at FB. Hazy amber pour with a well retained off whit head, substantial lacing. Grapefruity hops shine in the aroma along with pine needles, fresh caramel malt, mulberry, dried pungent flowers and fresh berry Juicy Juice. Delectable nose that is at once gripping and accessible. Sweet taste is never cloying, but rich, filled with more grapefruit that never becomes overwhemingly sour as the real thing sometimes can. Also noted are more pine and hefty and complimentary malts. This just tastes so fresh, so balanced. Orange pulp and sweet berries are introduced once again near the finale. Finish is medium dry with moderate astringency. Palate is medium in body and full throttle on mouth warming complexity. A very well done double IPA from a very talented brewer. I have been fortunate to sample this on draft and from a growler, both were magnificent. Fresh vibrant fruit taste is the key component to this oneís excellent quaffability, it couldnít really taste much more invigorating or be too much more agreeable.
aracauna (2985) - Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this on tap at the Atlanta Cask Ale Festival, one of the only breweries from out of state fielding a beer. Good balance of malt and hops, which again have a good orange character and come with a slight tingling bitterness.
casademarc (1) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2006 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tried this beer at Tylerís. Very drinkable for a double IPA. Fruity and bitter. Very flavorful. Great srong beer.
TURDFERGUSON (3874) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - NOV 8, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Tap at Tylerís of Carrboro. Earthy, grapfruitty hops dominate the nose. Appearence is rather disappointing: cloudy orange-amber with no head, this beer looks flat. Citrusy hops, predominantly grapefruit dominate the flavor that leave your tongue loving and hating its job at the same time. A very nice double ipa (and its from NC!). I hope Foothills starts bottling soon.
Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I canít tell you enough how much I LOVE this beer. to sip slowly and enjoy, too F&%$ you up in a pint-minute, to drink more than one as your beer of choice for the night. mmm, mmm, good! yes! Beautiful solid colored sunset golden tan brown,orange and pink-amber hue with little to no white head that dissipates quickly and fails to lace. wonderful pine, grapefruit, citrus and light hop aroma. Solid mouthfeel throughout. Tastes of plentiful hops, grapefruit, orange and other citrus, pine in the background. well balanced bitterness and sweetness with definetely a bready/yeasty undertone. touch of alcohol too. Since I donít like overly hoppy IPAís, even though this one packs a hoppy punch, the balance of citrus and sweetness and earthy pine masks and highlights the hoppiness perfectly. drink this one with caution. youíll want more than one and come back for more and be drunk before you even know it.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - OCT 10, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Durham World Beer Festival. Golden brown with a small off white head. Grapefruit and pine nose, some caramel malt notes. Orange citrus flavor, sweet with a big bitter bite. Good.