kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2008 Name: India Pale Ale
clear golden, creamy white head, solid lace, sweet grapefruit aroma, creamy body, rich malt flavor, lots of grapefruit balanced with caramel sweetness, a bit of butterscotch reinforces the sweetness, sweet and creamy hop delivery vehicle, best beer on the Carolina coast
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
Source: Brewfest, Hickory Hops
Appearance: hazy orange, bif creamy off white head, drippy lace,
Aroma: big sweet crystal malt aroma with lots of floral and citrus hops plus a touch of earthyness,
Flavor: sweet caramel and crystal malt flavor, lots of balancing hops, nice citrus character with lots of earthyness, nice long bitter finish,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 14/20
nearbeer (3289) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at brewpub. Clear dark copper with a nice lasting head. Aroma is caramel malt. Flavor is cereal-caramel on front and slight hops on finish. Light-medium body. Slightly better than average IPA.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUL 24, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub. Pours bright gold with white head. The aroma is lemon and bread withs ome citrus notes. The flavor is lemon and pine hops with crackery malt. The finish is bitter with slight grass.
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap @HopfestNC-pours a white head and yellow/gold color. Aroma is citrus hops. Taste is citrus hops-some bitter, secondary medium malt-sweet. Light/medium body. Mild carbonation.
muddyfeet (72) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
oured a subtle copper color. Very much transparent. Head of white foam that quickly dissolved. Nose was essentially non-present. Picked out just a slight hint of hops. Flavor was very subtle for an American IPA. More akin to an English style with an amped up hop bill but not particularly bitter or powerful. Malts quickly overpowered any real bitterness. Medium mouthfeel.
I have a hunch this would be quite nice if served on cask and dry hopped.
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2007
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden color with a white head. Has some lacing. Has strong hints of hops. Finshes light bodied with a bitter piney hop taste.
Suttree (4745) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
As ’Port City IPA" at the 2007 Hickory Hops. Clear copper, niced sized beige head. Clean, crisp resiny aroma. Very refreshing. Fairly piney at first, and a bit of smoke in the end. Dry, earthy finish.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler courtesy of kp sampled on 1/4/07: Pours a transparent copper orange with a thin wispy white head. Fresh grapefruity hoppy aroma has a touch of sweet grainy malt. Body starts with a nice caramel malty sweetness balanced with a refreshing grapefruity hoppy flavor. A nice, very drinkable IPA.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium amber/brown color, slight citrusy pine aroma. Good balance between malt and hops. Nice IPA with a solid bitter finish.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light amber yellow color with white head. Not much of an aroma slightly hoppy. Flavor is bitter grassy hops.