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RATINGS: 459   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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A brilliant, dry pale ale with an aggressive hop character balanced with a smooth finish. A bold beer best consumed with a stiff upper lip.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rajendra82 (953) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2004
The beer when poured looked remarkably clear, and pale, perhaps a bit too pale for the style. The head was about an inch thick, and creamy, and hung around for a bit, leaving good lacing as the beer went down. Carbonation was medium to low. The aroma was subdued for the style, with very little aggressive hop character in the nose. The taste was bright, with typical citric-piney American hop profile with sweetish caramel malt giving a chewy toffee taste. The hops were a bit peppery in the mid palate. The aftertaste was chalky-dry with a creamy mouthfeel. A good, middle of the road IPA which is a recent arrival in the Jax in Cumming. Looking forward to tasting the other beers from this regional brewery.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2004
Pours a nice clear golden with a white head. Aroma is of grassy hops. Maybe Iím insane but, this tastes like a really bold, full-bodied pilsner, which is great but this is labeled an IPA. Has notes of grassy saaz hops, lemon, grains and a pleasurable hint of diacetyl. Pretty sweet, only slightly bitter. Doesnít have the normal IPA notes of grapefruit and pine. Mouthfeel is full, round and creamy with lively carbonation. Very good brew, but it doesnít taste like an IPA to me.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericnixon (740) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 2, 2004
Light hoppy aroma over a clear yellow color. Ooh, nice flavor! Smooth flavorful hoppyness that doesnít overpower. Good stuff for a red-state beer!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (7602) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2006
Bottle. Flowery apple/apricot aroma - slightly musty. Medium yellow with small head. Very unique hops flavor - initially just a dry sensation with the bitterness building to a crescendo then very slowly fading away. Slight pine flavor - never seems to get too bitter. Impressive - the hops characteristics of this beer are a work of art - incredibly well-balanced without going over the edge.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2006
12oz bottle-pours a white head with hazy yellow color. Aroma is a strong, different for me, hops. Taste follows. Good carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (3316) - Georgia, USA - MAY 4, 2008
Color is a typical but appetizing coppery amber, somewhat cloudy. Aroma is rich and strongly hoppy with a malty undertone. Flavor is rich and very hoppy but not too bitter - very satisfying. This is one sassy and jazzy IPA, not superb but definitely worth a try if you like hoppy beers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 21, 2008
Pours hazy orange/amber with a nice looking, thin white head, good lace. Smells subdued citrus hoppy, orange scents, with a solid malt backbone. Tastes very nice, citrus hoppy sweet with a sweet malt finish. Medium body, good carbonation. Very nice brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlyingTaco (112) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2009
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11842) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Draft. Hazy golden color, small but thick white head, solid lacing. Aroma ofgrass and light spice. Taste is grass, straw, hay. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighlanderOne (1009) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Poured from bottle. Nice hop, malt, ocean aroma. Almost clear gold with lacing head. I taste citrus and floral hops with a bit of sweetness and a malt back. Banana and pepper notes as well. Hops are not overpowering. Decent - a good "go to" choice.


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