changeup45 (1709) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from JCB. Hard to believe a week ago I had never even heard of this tasty little treat. This pours a golden color with a smidgen of amber in there. A full head develops on top before fleeting off to leave a thin blanket. Good lacing throughout. Floral and tropical fruity hops invade the aroma. That’s followed by biscuits, grass, and some pine. Nice. The taste definitely favors the tropical fruits: passionfruit, grapefruit, and papaya noted. Crisp and bitter on the back end with slick underlying malt for support and light sweetness. An oily herbal character helps this glide along nicely. Yum. This is about as sessionable an IPA as you can get without sacrificing flavor. This is why I love getting good, fresh locals. Thanks JCB.
DedicatedToFun (2002) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good IPA overall, definitely enjoyed drinking this, bomber, pretty hoppy and tastey
Kralmajales (25) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A favorite IPA in WNC. If I see it I order it. Crisp, great hops, almost like a Stone.
Cybercat (2995) - Georgia, USA - MAY 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Comes out of the tap a hazy honey golden, not much head but that must be from the pour. Aroma is quite hoppy with a firm fruity undertone. Hoppy flavor is scarcely bitter and has a nice fruity underpinning that is equal parts citrus and pomme. Fruity sweetness and hoppy bitterness balance almost perfectly. Firm texture has plenty of fizz and leaves behind a tingly, hoppy, fruity finish. Definitely a worthy IPA!
tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Nice lacing and thin head atop an orange slightly hazy beer. A wallop of resin and citrus hops up front and through the middle. It’s all lemon and orange in the finish with a hint of caramel malt to balance against the resin. It has long been a fav at festivals for me.
OttPrime (2) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A good session-able IPA. Tame hop characteristics with citrus notes. Well bodied and balanced.
maxwelldeux (3088) - Everett, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft in a flight at the brewery. Nice bit of hoppiness to the taste of this one, though it’s balanced out well with the malts.
bubbleflubber (1712) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Hickory Hops Brewfest 2012, this pours a golden orange into the glass, with a retentive head that leaves webbed lacing. The nose is fruity and floral. A very citric flavor palate ensues, with grapefruit and orange dominating. A nice bitter finish closes the pull. The mouthfeel is a little thinner than I expected, with the malt back not quite matching the cutting citrus and bitters. Soft carbonation helps to avoid a seltzer feel. Overall, very decent IPA.
Rustyham (1711) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very easy drinking IPA. Sweet and bitter, halfway between earthy hops and citrus hops. Very clean and thick Mouthfeel but still light and easy
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks, Lee! Man, this was one awesome session IPA from the Bryson City posse. Bright orange pour with a moderate cloudiness to it that just screamed fresh as hell. Huge floral bouquet with bittering notes and a streak of malt to measure. But the huge, bright, fruitiness is what really dominates this beer, and that’s all to the good. Loved it.