woodychevy (349) - - MAY 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap at FRESH wood fired pizza in Black Mountain. Of the 3 red ales this week- Catawba, Highland- this was the most interesting. Not the easiest to drink, necessarily, but complex. Pours almost burnt copper color- nice head. Piney aroma most prominent. Big, slick, almost dank mouthfeel. Tons of flavor going on- sweetness is balanced by Chinook hops. Alcohol pretty apparent- one pint is plenty. Really well done.
AVLBeerMagnet (17) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Such an excellent aroma for a red ale. I think of this as your typical hoppy red, and would drink it as easy as an IPA.
emacgee (4009) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clean but dense red orange pour with thin off white head. Nose shows woody hops and peanut hulls some dark caramel grain sweetness. Somewhat muddled. Flavor shows woody hops and toasted grain. Peanut hulls and sharp resinous hops. Very sharp citrus rinds. Piney. Palate is pretty sharp and bitter with some alcohol showing. More dark caramel grain a little more predominant than I would like. Medium body with a sharp finish.
Drake (8442) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample at the 9th Annual Summertime Brews Festival, Greensboro, 7/13/13. Pours a clear copper color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of spicy, citrus hops and faint caramel malts. The taste is caramel malts, floral, fruity and earthy hops. Medium bodied, slight lingering bitterness.
TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Beer Study. Light hazy reddish amber with solid steady white head and sticky webby lace. Nose is sweet caramel malts, earth and pine resin hops. Flavor is similar. Not a style I like too much, but this okay and not too over the top with sweet malts like most.
OldGrowth (2651) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pint at Tyler’s Apex. good aroma,.sweet. orange, caramel. clean brownish orange color, good head little.to no lace. bitter sweet flavor. medium body, smooth creamy mouthfeel, bitter finish. its good, flavor best part. solid, just tad short of real.good.