beechner224 (669) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from the bottle. Color is a golden yellow with nice white head. Aroma is malty sweet with a balance of piney, grassy hops. Flavor is balanced between the sweetness and earthy hops. Best of the NC IPAs i have had yet.
GTAEgeek (1227) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours light gold, with a medium, foamy, beige head. Bursting floral and citrus aroma, with some notes of pine, caramel, and some light cinnamon. Sweet and malty, with some significant bitterness. The aftertaste is long, bitter, and a little off. Light to medium body, sticky, and fairly astringent. Overall, this is mediocre IPA. Slightly off flavor, and unpleasant, metallic mouthfeel.
SpringsLicker (3145) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear gold with generous mostly white head. Leaves sticky webbing on the sides of the glass as it slips below.
The aroma is light flowery citrus hops.
The flavor is lightly bitter with a sweet malt support that says hello and then steps aside to let the hop bitterness close the show in a long bitter finish.
scotchzombie (329) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy straw amber with a massive foamy white head that laces like mad. Aroma is jammy lemon-orange-floral citrus. Taste is quick to the piney hops and then flows into some rich orange-grapefruit citrus. Backbone is semi-sweet and the aftertaste is bitter. Very atypical but enjoyable and drinkable AIPA. Wish this were a regular from Natty G - it's one of their best.
BucannonXC5 (855) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Boulevard pint glass
From: Total Wine & More in Ballantyne (Charlotte), N.C.
Price: $6.99 for a 6-pack
Purchased: Sept. 9, 2014
Consumed: Sept. 9, 2014
Misc.: Born on date of July 2, 2014
Poured a yellow, golden, semi-clear color with 2-to-3 fingers of creamy white rocky head. Good uneven layered foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Good retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 4.11)
Smelled citrus hops, floral hops, wet Cascade hops, soap, pine, caramel, slight resin hops, some tropical hops, orange rind and mango. (Smell - 3.97)
Tasted similar to the nose. Caramel, tropical hops, mango, wet Cascade hops, resin hops, citrus hops, floral hops, soapy notes, bitter melon rind, orange zest, pine and lemon. Reminded me of a Manzanita IPA. (Taste - 4.07)
Medium body. Creamy texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Long, bitter finish. (Feel - 4.00)
Really liked this IPA, but the first one of the five I had was the best. Maybe overrated it a tad. (Overall - 4.06)
4.04 90 A-
Mr_Hops (76) - Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2014
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Really didnt enjoy this IPA it has a strange hop palate and was not sticky or smooth, just kind of flat all around.
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terefere (219) - Durham, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours golden, nice creamy head. Aroma: malts, spruce, sweet fruits, citrus. Taste is malty, citrus, caramel, pine.
Kinz (3293) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at random North Carolina bar. Grapefruit hop aroma, slight caramel malt as well. Flavor matches. Maybe not spectacular, but a pleasant bitterness, and the hop profile was pleasant, with some tropical notes mixing in as well. Nice.
SpongeRuiner (729) - Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Snagged a bottle from a trade. Pours a bright orange color with a very long lasting white head. Leaves a spotty nice lacing. A very tingly hop grapefruit nose. A pleasant cool pine flavor right up front. A very bitter hop character with a nice soft feel. Pretty good.
CelticBrew (792) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours out an amberish hue, with a white head. Lots of pineapple and citrus on the nose, taste has a nice sweet malt up front and finishes dry with a mildly bitter note of pine and citrus. The flavour has a flowery and light citric hops, light sweetness, and a grassy finish. Decent enough, overall not bad.
Suttree (5144) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orange, with a thin sheet of white foam. Grainy, roasty aroma. Flavor is pine or spruce, with some citrus, and goo deal of caramel. Pretty tasty...