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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   IBU: 61   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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A Western North Carolina take on the West Coast style IPA. Huge citrus hop aromas make this a Hop Headís dream. Its full body balances well with the bitterness and allows the drinker to enjoy its depth of hop flavors and aromas.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3571) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2016
1/31/2016: Copper-gold color, clean complexion; juicy citrus aroma; punch of citrusy hops without the higher bitterness level of an IPA, caramel and bread crust maltiness along with some juicy, grassy, and resin hop flavors;crisp finish; really solid pale ale that I?d gladly drink if it were available in Ohio! Draught at Standard Pizza Co. in Asheville, NC.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinsenn (1854) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2016
On tap at Hi-wire. Weak fruit aroma. Caramel in the taste with citrus and pine. Bitter resiny finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OrthoDoc (113) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2016
Overall solid IPA. Light citrus on the nose with strong floral characteristics. Taste follows the nose. Light citrus, pine , and upfront floral. Really like the unfiltered mouthfeel. Overall B+ beer. Will try again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kassner (1506) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2016
golden color and a modest head with some lacing, very much a balanced beer with plenty of malt. as an American IPA a bit waeak

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tnkw01 (1679) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 3, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2016 Bottle. Dark gold in color with a small head. Aroma and taste is the usual IPA grapefruit and spurce.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wedgie9 (2568) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Tasted on 1/29/16 from a capped 12oz bottle purchased at Frugal. Pours hazy bright orange with an average white head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is quite a bit of citrus and sap with just a bit of grass, and a pronounced caramel and bread malt. The flavor is, once again, pretty malty with a lot of caramel and bread, with the grapefruit and resin hops taking a back seat to all of the malt. The body is medium and somewhat sticky with average carbonation, and a long malty citrus finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5743) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Copper/gold pour with white head. Aroma is resiny hops and bready malt. Flavor is sweet bready malt and resiny hops. A slight spiciness as well. Nice resiny bitter finish. Medium body with good carbonation. Tasty and easy to drink @ 6.7

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (3304) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Single from app vintner. Iím a sucker for an iPa tick. Nice juicy citrus fruit. Smooth caramel malt flavor. Dark orange almost caramel color. Tropical orange aroma. Solid from start to finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (3796) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2015
12 oz bottle into a lager glass. Apparent BB date on the bottom of May 2016. Pours with a deep amber body that appears to have ample carbonation. The small but durable bone-colored head leaves plenty of sticky lacing on the glass. Citrus and herbal hop aromas precede the very fruity (citrus) flavor. Moderate bitterness is below average for American IPAs. O: an excellent IPA, at least for those who like the fruity hop varieties and limited bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GSH1976 (284) - Delaware, USA - SEP 29, 2015
Picked up a bottle of this at Chipís in Kill Devil Kills while on vacation. Pours a orange/copper with little head and a cloudy appearance due to lots of floaties as the result of being unfiltered. Aroma is citrus with hints of caramel malt. Taste is rather bland with a slightly bitter finish that does not linger. This beer is tame compared to many other IPAs but very drinkable. It seems more like a pale ale than IPA and someone expecting a strong hop presence typical of the style may be disappointed.


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