IceChipsSky11 (144) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
.................................................. skies and may your pots be monsters!
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 (2785) - 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. Itís 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 (2720) - Spokane, 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 itís balanced out well with the malts.
bubbleflubber (1640) - 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 (1685) - 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 thatís all to the good. Loved it.
Jellobiafra (6) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Hands down my favorite IPA on the market. Lucky that I live so close to the brewery, just wish I could get it in bottles everywhere. Whatever hops they use to give that over the top citrus taste are certainly my favorite. These guys know what they are doing.