JCB (3795) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at World of Beer, Raleigh. Did I even drink this? Totally forgettable, sweet syrupy dark IPA with moderate bitters but mostly overdone floral sweetness. Earthy and malty, like an under-attenuated, homebrewed British IPA.
emacgee (3432) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Soft pale amber pour with 1-2 fingers of fine tight creamy sandy tan head. Nose is nice, citrusy with some grapefruit rind, raw squash flesh. Moderate bitterness, flavor kind of defaults to that peanut hull centennial character. Light grain husk character and piney bite. Spicy with lite alcohol.
OldGrowth (2104) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler, from the beer dispensary Apex. Ok aroma, sweet.. malty, grassy, little citrus, on the orange side. Tad hazed brownish orange. Not much head, no lace. Bittersweet flavor. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, bitter finish. Good. Bit of a yeasty nutty streak as it warmed. Overall , might be my favorite from Mystery. The neck collar doesn’t match the description here on RB. Neck collar calls it a big west coast ipa, much more like description above, maybe that’s the mystery...
dphoxie (57) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Overall impression of this was: meh. I was excited to try something "normal" from this brewery. They do a lot of creative things with unusual ingredients, and everything I read on this was that it more or less was created to style. It was hoppy, and a bit earthy. Nothing about it blew me out of the water but it was not bad by any means.
maxwelldeux (2217) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the brewery. Poured a clear amber color with a moderate head to it. The nose on this was extremely hoppy and fragrant, and I found it nicely floral. The taste was definitely nice and bitter, though it had the feel of a dry wine to me. A very interesting IPA, though not one for someone who isn’t a huge fan of the style.