maxwelldeux (2220) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish dark amber with a small white head. Nose is rather hoppy, but light and bitter. Taste is bitter and clean. Very good brew.
BrettTaylor (6) - - MAY 17, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In a flight of tasters at the brewery. A pretty amber + red color (not red enough to call red), moderate hop aroma, little to no head and low lacing. Maybe I donít really get the style, but the bitterness clashed with the malt and didnít really blend the two styles as much as just fighting on the taste buds.
beerme31 (383) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Aroma of fruit, toast, pine, and citrus fruit. Pours clear copper full tan head. Mildly sweet taste. Medium body, light sticky texture, ave carbonation, pretty heavy bitter lingering finish. Overall this was ok. A little more alcohol to be an IPA in my opinion, but definitely has the hop presence. Good for something different to try.
jkwood04 (2286) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours deep brown/copper with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of floral and lightly citrusy hops plus a little toasty and pale malts. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not the best IPA, but interesting.
nimbleprop (2998) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle pours a clear brick red with some creamy, lacing white head. Nose is nice and approachable, orange, grapefruit, lemon candy, malt, cracker, some hand soap. Flavor is solid too, bitter, soapy, pine, grapefruit pulp, orange zest, a little vegetal, some malt, cracker. Medium bodied, lightly sweet, lightly bitter finish.
DiarmaidBHK (2274) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from total wine sterling. Looked reddish at first but it settles into brown with a thin khaki head that doesnít leave a lot of lacing. Has a bit of an old socks must on the nose. Had a bit of bitterness up front but it fades as it warms. Not my favorite from Highland.
JCB (3798) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from Samís, Durham. Never a huge fan of Kashmir, and I regret to say that DB wasnít much either. Nice look, but it does come across as a little thin and clear for the style. Bright fruity hops in the nose but something a bit cidery in the aroma. Thankfully, not getting the onion thang that others have reported. Thin mouthfeel, and that puts the spotlight on a pretty sub-standard personality. Apple cider, day old tea, and biscuit malts. Oof.
tnkw01 (581) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Love the color. Brown, dark. Really good head. Some lace. Really hoppy tasting. Citrus aroma.
Iphonephan (1204) - Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12 oz bottle shared in Avon NC. Pours a clear amber with a thick off white head. Somewhat sour citrus nose. Flavors of grass and light citrus. Mild bitter finish. An okay IPA.
aracauna (2855) - Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very fruity, apricot hops. Good caramel maltiness. I really liked this one.
redlem (1264) - Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark amber color with a medium off-white head, good thickness and decent staying power. Definitely a English version of an IPA with its strong malt backbone and a musty hop presence. There is a good hop bite in the taste but the bitterness works against the sweetness of the caramel malts. It is an odd mix and I donít think it works well.