forsides (118) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
hazy orange with a thick fluffy white head. aroma is grassy, woody hops... not as spicy as most american ipaís. smooth taste... some bitterness and piney hop taste. bodyís a bit thin. seems like more of an english ipa than an american.
sallad (115) - USA - JUN 17, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly hazy golden with a touch of orange. Thick bubbling white head. Toast and honey malt with some spicy floral pineapple hops. Slightly astringent bitterness hits rather hard, somewhat subdued malt in the background. Kinda thin body finishes with spicy citrus and a touch of alcohol warmth.
FlyingTaco (112) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Review date 6/30/2009...
Iím finally getting to pouring this 12 oz. of Asheville goodness into a Duvel tulip...
Pours a nice honey-straw color with a light pffft of the cap. Head is rather tight - just a thin layer of wisps up top. Can see a decent amount of carbonation and movement. Slight lacing isnít too bad.
Very clean scent - a little caramel malt and maybe just a tinge of floral hops but itís extremely light. Not unpleasant - just very calm and quiet. Maybe a little bit of silage in there, too. A little strawy - gets a little Belgian IPA kick after a while with some raw grains
The hoppiness comes out a little bit more here - somewhat floral and nicely balanced with subtle caramel malt. Nothing exotic - just a decent, straightforward IPA. Crisp, dry finish. With some warmth I am enjoying this even more.
Donít judge this book by its cover...it may not elicit a lot of emotion on its looks or scent but for a decent, solid IPA itís not bad at all. Drinks nicely - very clean...again, quite dry (a good thing)...and no real aftertaste. Itís been in the fridge for a month but doesnít show any age. Solid.
Well, hell, I know what Iím drinking in session the next time Iím around Asheville. This must be very good out of the tap, too. Doesnít come out of the gates quickly but itís a marathon, not a sprint.
USCBeerMan (109) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
golden copper color with a thick head. Citrus grapefruit and pine aroma. Very bitter hopping but also a good sweet balance.
DarkStar22769 (100) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy yellow-gold pour with a lacy white head. Aroma consists of a slight hoppiness with some maltiness. Iíd agree with a floral scent that consumes the hop aroma. The aroma is deceptive as the sharp hop attack pierces the first swallow. As the beer warms this dissipates and the drinker is left with a chewy caramel/toffee flavour.
darkko (99) - Kingsport, Tennessee, USA - JUL 21, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Started out with thick head and strong hoppy aroma. Taste was absolutely delicious with a moderate bitter quality and malty and dry aftertaste. A great IPA!.
droopy49 (97) - Lancaster, California, USA - JUN 1, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle acquired via trade with SpringsLicker. Poured a clear golden color with a minimal white head. Not much going on in nose, some citrus and spicey hop aroma. Decent hop flavor with a nice malt presence as well. Godd citrus and caramel notes combine for a well balanced, medium-bodied taste. A decent beer, but not enough hop flavor for an IPA,.
pnesbit (96) - Marietta, South Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle pour of bright clear yellow with a fluffy white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt with grassy earth notes and a hit of lemon peel. Taste of aggressive bitter grassy hops with a touch of sweet malt to smooth it out and a citrus acidity that keeps it bright. Light to medium body that is smooth but clean and has a long, strong and bitter finish. Overall a beer that stays true to it's roots and provides a refreshing punch to your taste buds.
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elsberry (87) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bit too light in color, and a cloudy pour with an unusually white head to it. Not an agressive hop character, but very well put together. I prefer a more hopped brew, but this was still a better 'textbook IPA' than my preferences, which go towards more bite. Not my favorite, but a well brewed and balanced IPA.
swenocha (81) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - MAY 19, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden (slightly orange pour). Slight white head that dissipates. Aroma of sweet caramel malts overpowering any hops. Taste is bitter hops and caramel malts. Not much in the way of flavor hops. Good beer, but not the best example of an IPA.