OldGrowth (2417) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at Mellow Mushroom Asheville. Good aroma, sweet. Citrus, orange when cold, more grapefruit as warmed. really a Orange creamsicle scent. Litely hazed brownish orange. Good head, spotty lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, bitter dry finsih. Nice, solid ipa, flavor has soapy streak about it that was slight turnoff, but didn’t ruin it.
jtclockwork (6914) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Jcwattsrugger. Pours semi-clear copper gold. Nose of pineapple, caramel malts, citrus and light pinewood box. Taste is strong caramel malts with citrus, hops and a dry almost cedar wood finish. Mouth feel is a little on the thin side, but not bad. Decent over all IPA.
stangger (582) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lemony/citrus. Very spicy, hoppy. pine... not overly bitter. fresh tasting crisp finish.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a golden orange with some light floaties and a big, rocky offwhite head. The aroma is spicy hops mostly, with some hints of yeast and light sweet malt. The flavor is a nice spicy bitterness with just a touch of grapefruit. It’s balanced with some light toast and malt character. The hops become more herbal toward the finish, where there is also a bit of graininess. Mild bitterness lingers into the aftertaste. Not bad.
jsquire (3308) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange out of the bottle with a short lived white head. Sweet candied grapefruit rind nose. Thin grapefruit juice flavors with some malts underneath. Easy drinking IPA but not very interesting.
Butters (3658) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mildly hazy dull golden pour, with tan head. Citrus and herbal hop notes, with freshness and caramel backbone. Hop tea finish. Decently high bitterness. Pretty good, but nothing special.
Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 1, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
THOUGHTS: Nice. Very well balanced. Nice and intense transition from sweet to bitter. Became a little too sweet part of the way into it, but still enjoyable. It was sort of like the flavor profile of a Double IPA in the body and ABV of a regular IPA.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a slightly hazy, light, orange with a large, off-white head that mostly diminished and left excellent lacing. The aroma wasn’t bad, but it was very weak. There was very light caramel; moderate, pine and citrus hops, but mostly orange hops; along with slight honey. There was also some apricot with first poured. The initial flavor was sweet and light to moderately bitter; while the finish was heavily to almost harshly sweet and rather to heavily bitter with a long duration. There was marmalade, sugar water, caramel malt, grapefruit hops, orange hops, other citrus hops, a little pine hops, apricot, ever so slight cream (in an orange creamsicle sort of way) and a tiny bit of toast, too. The medium body was slightly syrupy with lightly fizzy carbonation and a slightly metallic finish.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy bronze body with a white head and decent retention. Light pine and grapefruit notes with a modest caramel background. Mild bitterness with a light citrus tone. An average ipa.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz. Hazy. Grassy but/ w plenty of bitterness. A good session IPA bought @ Morrimers Pub in Charlotte.
jcwattsrugger (10903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle-pours gold with a rich offwhite head. Aroma is sweet pine/floral, some light malt. Taste is sweet pine/floral hop bite, 2nd light/medium malt. Semi-drying finish.