craftbeerdesign (2124) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - FEB 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
sample at Brewvival on 2/25/12. golden pour with a 1+ finger white head. citrus and spice nose with oats. med body with citrus, spice, pepper and wheat. semi dry finish with a light tartness and spice.
chandler0201 (625) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy yellow pour with decent sized head. Yeasty wheat aroma with some citrus and spice. Flavor is sweet, peppery, and malty. Finish is spicy with the pepper. Nice beer.
durhambeer (2414) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours hazy bright golden with a funky looking head--clumps a little bit. Nose is honey and pepper and earth. Taste adds lots of black pepper in a pleasant way. Dry finish. Big improvement on the R & D batch, I think. I’d drink more of this, for sure.
Drake (6594) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Brewvival 2012. Pours hazy orange with a large creamy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of wheat, spice, earthy notes, citrus. The taste is big citrus, wheat, spice, caramel. Medium bodied.
jtd6628 (351) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great beer. The pepper in this ale is savory and comes through without much heat, which complements the lemongrass and citrusy taste really well.
emacgee (3506) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy straw yellow with one finger of white head. Bread dough and yeast in the nose with some spice and citrus. Round/smooth flavor. Fairly clean with a peppery quality. Some soft yeasty notes. Light medium body and peppery finish.
JCB (3862) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Fullsteam, Durham. Faintly cloudy deep golden pour, medium carbonation. Aroma was fairly pleasant, somewhat sharp from the yeast and pepper barely detectable. Body is lightly prickly but mostly just smooth and at times full. Flavors were moderately standard wit but there was enough going on from the additions to make this one moderately more interesting than the norm, especially in the peppery finish.
TURDFERGUSON (3580) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewery. SUPER cloudy yeast bomb yellow. Nose is corainder, black peppercorn, orange peel, honey. Flavor is quite peppery, some honey cereal malts, light citrus sweetness. Good, but the peppercorn is a bit overpowering.
OldGrowth (2138) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Brewery. Good aroma, yeasty. Cheese, dough, clove, pepper. Cloudy Orangy yellow. Tart flavor, sweet streak about it. Light body, creamy mouthfeel, dry finish. Very nice. Real peppery finish. A lot going on with flavor.
beernovice39 (2785) - Montana, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Hazy orange pour with a large white head. Scent is wheat, spice, and citrus. Taste is wheat, citrus and spice.