anders37 (12756) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Hickory Hops 2011, Hickory, NC. Pours a slightly hazy pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty weak hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty hoppy citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus finish.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Date: August 28, 2010
Source: Brewfest, Great NC
Appearance: clear copper, creamy off white head, drippy lace
Aroma: big fresh hop aroma backed by sweet malt
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of hops, touch of citrus, long bitter finish
Overall: hoppier than many IPAs
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Score: *** /4
argo0 (10388) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Medium off-white head atop clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, some caramel/bread. Tate is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some orange, fairly astringent. Light-medium body, light acidity.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap-pours a light tan head with amber color. Aroma is orange/pine, light/medium malt-caramel. Taste is orange peel/pine hops with a slight bite, light/medium malt-caramel/bready.
Lubiere (8248) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An amber ale with a thick moka head. In aroma, a nice pleasant floral hops, biscuitty malts, menthol. In mouth, a good chunky malt with nice restrained c-hops, well balanced. On tap at Great North Carolina Brewers Fest., August 28 2010.
BeerandBlues2 (7421) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by CaptainCougar. Pours clear copper with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with fair lacing. Aroma is average malt (bread, meal, cereal), heavy hops (floral, citrus, grassy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of peach and pineapple. Flavor is average malt (bread, meal, cereal), heavy hops (floral, citrus, grassy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of peach and pineapple. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation with a dry finish.
CaptainCougar (7096) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle: Pours a clear deep golden bronze with a spotty-lacing white head. Has a lightly sweet toasty caramel nose with some floral piny hops. Starts with decent fullness and light toffee sweetness with a drier bittering hop balance and a touch of grapefruity hop flavor before a slightly drier finish. Not quite as drinkable as it could be, but still fairly flavorful.
Drake (6507) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle from Lowes Foods in Hickory, NC. Pours a clear copper color with a large frothy offwhite head. Good head retention and lacing. Nice fresh hop aroma with citrus and some leafy notes, as well as a malty and nutty note. The taste is citrus and floral hops with a good bit of caramel malts. Medium bodied and well balanced. This brewery continues to impress me.
GT2 (5664) - Riverslime, California, USA - APR 18, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
355mL thanks to CaptainCougar. The pour is a clear orange with a small, yellowish head. Spotty lace. Aroma is 100% diacetyl bomb, thick malt emerges along with the candies and old sweet oranges that would have created a mediocre, stale hop nose. Taste is malty, heavy butter (diacetyl), suddy, lightly bitter. Not really offensive if you like butter as much as I do! Palate is buttery, slick. Still not really offensive but a great example of a classic brewing flaw.
Braudog (5035) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2012 Draft at Barley’s Asheville. Dark bronze. Warm and malty up front, this finishes with a nice rounded bitterness. (#4284, 10/4/2011) <<Updated from the bottle. Same impression ... rich malt base, caramel even. American-style hop bite to finish. No change.>>