brentfeesh (1207) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - SEP 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Brewgrass 2008. On nitro. Yellow onion skin pour with a frothy head. Light caramel aroma with a touch of spicy hops. Very light. Very drinkable though. I’d go so far as to say an extremely easy drinking IPA with well balanced hops (earthy and citrus) as well as superb grain balance. Very smooth and creamy mouth feel (nitro?). While not a classic IPA, this has sessionable written all over it. You could drink this all day.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro tap at the Liberty Taproom in Myrtle Beach. Large creamy head over a clear orange body. Thick bands of lace after each swallow help make this a beautiful pour, courtesy of the nitro tap. Pleasing aroma with bits of citrus and pine, and a nice floral character as well. hints of honey and caramel round out the aroma. Medium body, gentle carbonation, mildly resinous palate. Honey like flavors up front, with the hoppy character coming on mid palate. Finishes with a nice crisp bitterness. A refreshing IPA, good balance, not overly assertive, but a solid performer.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint at TBonz, on nitro. Pours copper with a nice cascade of bubbles and a tight, creamy nitro head. The aroma is grapefruit, some sawn lumber, and a touch of earthiness. The flavor is mild grapefruity hops, some honey and raisin sweetness. A woody bitterness comes across in the finish. I was a little worried about this, as I like my IPAs bubbly, but the nitro worked out better than I expected. Smooth and actually tasty.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Federal in Durham, NC. Pours an orangish color from a nitro tap with a thick white head. Fruity smell. Doesnít really taste like an IPA, maybe an ESB? Still a nice enjoyable beer. I havenít had many beers of this style with nitro infused.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Creamy large white head-from nitro tap. Hoppy and malty nose. Ligth body with strong bitter grass aftertaste. Needs a little more malt for a better balance.
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - APR 10, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice appearance as a result fo the nitro tap. Very creamy head, as expected Aroma is lacking the typical hoppiness of an IPA. Flavor is only average. There are plenty of citrus and flowers, but could have more hops added. Served waaaay too cold, but tasted better as it warmed up.
emacgee (3873) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Got a sample of this at the WBF. Brewer said it was a nitro IPA. Poured and felt that way so Iíll believe him. Pours a copper amber with a creamy offwhite head. The nose was sweet, citrusy, resinous hops. Nice nose. The flavor is a step down though, a bit waxy, subdued flavor, bad aftertaste. The mouthfeel is very creamy.
NachlamSie (2646) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[August 30, 2010]
Pint at Liberty in Mt. Pleasant. Nitrogen IPA. What a terrible idea, though New South has somehow managed to pull it off well enough, considering. It is really weird to see a beer this color come out of the nitro tap and cascade down into an evenly shaped body with a creamy head. Itís like an orange Guinness. I can still get some hops in the modest aroma with some grass and wood. This is an expectedly smooth and inoffensive beer but not as bland as I feared. A bit of bite comes out here and there. Definitely a very different idea and makes for an alright session.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 8, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Tylerís in Durham. Clear yellow color with thick white nitrogenated head. Not much nose suprisingly. Not much hop bitterness or flavor for an IPA, but theyíre there in the background. The relative lack of hoppiness and carbonation remind me of the average biiter you might have in England (reminded me of Flowers bitter, for ex). Decent beer. Easy to drink.
OldGrowth (2478) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ Tylerís taproom Durham 5/31/06. Nitro pour. Ok nose, soft citrus. Clean orangy copper color, Big head and good lace with the nitro. Bitter flavor, grapefruit mainly with that nitro thing. Medium body, thin creamy mouthfeel, bitter dry finish.
Donít know why youíd do an IPA nitro, but not bad