Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
well this was their cave to the ipa bandwagon. they havenít had a ipa until this just to please the masses. Good and sessionable.
Garbageman (352) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at Brewery. Pours amber in color. Aroma was mildly fruity hops. Taste was well balanced with malt and a bitter backend. I enjoyed!
DrinkEmUpJones (935) - Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber with lots of white lace. Nose is very strong with powerful grapefruit & grass aromas. Extremely hoppy, almost to the point of feeling tart or tannic on the tongue. Grass overpowers the palate and finish.
unclemattie (3703) - Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ TacoMac, Alpharetta (OMP). Kind of a dark pour for an IPA, light brown color. Aroma of a tea made from roasted pine park, with hints of wet dog. Flavor lacks malt body. There were slight tastes of caramel and toasted malt syrup, but distant. Loads of hops, almost shockingly bitter. Loads of pine. And also that wet dog. It was a completely drinkable beer. I was just not expecting something so harsh. I would like to see a bit more sweetness from the malt, and maybe have the hops gradually added during the boil (instead of all at once in the beginning.) This beer may need some work. It is definitely not of the quality of the Porter Iíve tasted at the brewery.
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 3, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice try, and I appreciate what these folks are trying to do, but itís tough to break into the too-crowded ipa market. This is bitter but unsubtle and unsophisticated. I much prefer other offerings from this brewer.
lithy (3000) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red-orange, beige cover. Aroma is caramel, strong pine herbal, spicy hops. Taste is very spicy, herbal hops.
OldGrowth (2100) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pint (s) at Tylerís Apex. Good aroma, sweet, citrus, grass, toasted malt. Clean copper color, good head, ok lace. Bitter flavor. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, bitter dry finish. Nice beer, reminds me of something else, but canít place what, not west coast, more English/east coast. Very drinkable. not gonna steal your heart, but tasty....
aracauna (2855) - Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big piney hops in the aroma. The main problem is that thereís just hop juice in the flavor. This could use more malt body.
ChainGangGuy (4116) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 ounce pint - $5.25 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Delivered to my corner of the bar a clear, dark amber body with a finger or so of creamy-looking, cream-colored foam.
Smell: Holds a well-rounded nose with your toasty, brown sugar-accented malts on side and your floral, fruity grapefruit-scented hops on the other.
Taste: Pale, toasted malts given a touch of brown sugar and with some additional candied crystal malt flourishes. Very subtle nuttiness. Modestly sweet. Floral, citrusy, earthy hop charge with a taste of white grapefruit rinds. Medium-high bitterness. Drying, bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Decently smooth mouthfeel.
Drinkability: Easy IPA is amply malty, abundantly bitter with a good degree of overall balance and ease of drinkability. Paired well enough with a couple soft tacos stuffed with cheese and "fiesta" chicken.
bubbleflubber (1423) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught pour at Barleyís in Asheville. Gorgeous pour, deep amber with a nice retentive eggshell head that leaves thick lace. Malty nose with some floral hops. On the maltier side, caramel male predominant, with some tannin-esque bitters to finish. Slick mouthfeel, this has a drinkable medium body. A middle-of-the-road IPA, it does go down well overall. Not a bad offering.