Shag (2684) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper color with a white head. Aroma contains some caramel, pine, and lemons. The flavor is quite bitter with a good malt presence. Some herbal notes and citrus present. Finish is bitter. Overall a good IPA.
NachlamSie (2962) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Bruisin’. Pours a hazy orange with a good head. Aroma is definitely in the IPA territory. Though the hops aren’t super defined, this has plenty of citrusy and piney goodness to make me happy. The flavor is pleasingly bitter with a dry finish. Good even hop delivery in the mouth and some subtle fruity undertones are noted. I like this one. It’s solid.
TURDFERGUSON (4024) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange golden with a small white head. Nose is light floral, pine, citrus, toasted malts. Flavor is grassy and herbal with light pine notes, lots of toasted malts. Pretty solid in-state IPA.
arminjewell (8606) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is clear orange with nice white head, aroma brings notes of toffee, grass, pine some slight orange and tangerine notes as well. Taste is a nice mix of grass, pine and citrus notes, touch of caramel and biscuit notes, finishes with a nice pine note and slightly bitter. Bottle thanks to Sam!
OldGrowth (2913) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, from Raleigh Whole Foods. good aroma, sweet. pine, orange, bready biscuity wheat scent. Clean brownish orange color, small head, though I poured slow, Good lace. Sweet Bitter flavor. lite body, creamy mouthfeel, bitter finish, that fades away. Pretty darn tasty. not a over the top kind of ipa, just a good every day brew, 7% still has kick. hate to say it has balance, but nice mix on malt & hop flavor.
bubbleflubber (2035) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An enjoyable quaff, and probably my favorite from the local brewer here in Asheville. Pours a reddish-copper into the glass, with a wispy foam eggshell head that retains a light cap, leaving sudsy lace. The nose is very woodsy and of deep pine forests. The flavors are of pine resin, appropriately balanced dry biscuit malt, a semi-tart citrusy grapefruit mid-palate, and finishing with a healthy dose of bitter pine needles and rind/zest notes. The mouthfeel is creamy smooth, with great substance and complexity abounding. This is a really nice IPA, and a solid offering from French Broad. A sleeper pick for sure!
emacgee (4376) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Carrboro Beverage. Pours a clean sharp golden amber with one finger of off white head. Some citrus in the nose with a slightly grassy character and some hay, slightly bready. Nice and balance in the flavor, slightly toasted and bready malt character with a slightly citrusy and herbal hop character. Medium bitterness that fades out appropriately and a dry finish.
SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear deep gold with a tall, mostly white head.
Clean fresh grapefruit hop aroma, some pine also.
The flavor is lightly bitter that follows all the way into the finish.
Easy drinking, not too complex, but gets the job done.
decaturstevo (5432) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold pour with off white head and lace. Sweet caramel malt and resiny hops. Sweet malt, breadiness, with a nice resiny bitter finish. Medium bodied and fizzy but still pretty good.
Braudog (6014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. Reddish amber with just a little head. There are some nice pine needles worth of woodsy hops in here, making me feel outdoorsy. Tight little IPA -- quite drinkable. (#4328, 10/7/2011)