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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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 Head’s dream. Its full body balances well with the bitterness and allows the drinker to enjoy its depth of hop flavors and aromas.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4025) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Pours a clean amber with a two finger creamy tan head. Nose is fine out of the gate but becomes taxing. I get some nice citrus and pine notes upfront but that quickly fades to burnt sugar and toast. Just too many competing aromas and too much caramel malt (malt in general).

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5142) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Pint at Westville Pub. Cloudy Brownish copper. Smells like caramel and toast, then resin. Taste is resiny hops up front, then some caramel malts. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (4596) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Keg @ Hi Wire. Amber with a tight white head. Strong caramel Malt, onion, pine cone and resin. Taste is pretty aggressive. Orange peel and caramel creams. Oniony bitterness. Very much in jai alai’s wheelhouse. Medium body, soft carb. Solid if you like this style of IPA.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2224) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Poured with a very long-lasting cream-colored head an good lacing. Clear copper color. Rich malty slightly toasty and hoppy flavor. Long better finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (5542) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Asheville, NC - Bruisin’ Ales - 12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy medium orange with a soft, sticky off-white head. Aroma has a solid spruce profile, a hint of vanilla....may have been on the shelf too long. Flavor has some decent citrusy hop bitterness, some caramel sweetness, and a bit of butterscotch (on the shelf too long I suspect). Mouthfeel is thick enough. Not ad considering the wear and tear.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2566) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Sampled at the brewpub. It poured a hazy bronze color with a tan head. The aroma was of citrus, herbal hops and toffee malts. The taste was of citrus, earth, some resin and pine hops with toffee malts. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThirstyBird (1566) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2014
Thanks to John! Pours a hazy orange brown with a light tan head. The smell is earthy malt, caramel and some grapefruit. The taste is rather malty...perhaps it is an old bottle and without a bottle date it’s hard to tell....some citrus fighting to get out ending crisp and dry. with some lingering bitterness. The body is light/medium with fairly creamy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erzengel (2608) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2014
Thanks to John for sharing this! Very smooth and floral nose. The beer starts smooth, floral and intense. Very bitter with hints of caramel and a nice moderate sweetness. As there was no date, I think it is old - it just tastes like there was once much more floral aroma. Very sad. The aftertaste is intense bitter, hoppy with hints of floral remainings, caramel. Nice. 12/12/11/12

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3133) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Dark amber body with a tight, creamy off-white head. Light malt aroma with some weak hops. The flavor is well balanced lightly bitter. Reserved IPA. Good but not for hop lovers.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TylerGreenDC (296) - - MAY 24, 2014
On draft. Dense, rich lacing. Aroma of toasted malts, with a hint of chocolate too. Flavors of acute tangerine and toast. Sounds simple but balances quite nicely.


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