tia (763) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ brewery. Hazy amber with dissipating head and moderate lacing. Lots of grapefruit in the nose and resin. Flavor follows. Dry and hoppy.
JCB (3804) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Beer Study, Chapel Hill. Nice semi-cloudy orange pour, with a frothy head. Huge citrus nose, quite pungent but backed up by ample malts for balance. Pretty nice Carolinian IPA, and the freshness of the fruit flavors is complemented well by a lengthy bitter finish. One of NCís better hoppy offerings.
maxwelldeux (2223) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught. Pours a nice amber color with a moderate white head. Nose has some good floral and pine elements in there that make it really inviting. Taste is good and bitter, but it ends up being very crisp and refreshing. Really nice IPA.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Stopped by Duckworthís in Charlotte last week and having never tried anything from these guys, I stared out the evening with this.
The beer presented in a tall tulip glass. A slightly hazy dark amber/gold color with a good bit of froth on top. Big hoppy aroma. Grapefruit, orange slices, honeydew melon, freshly-ground hop cones. Thatís what Iím talking about. Very nice aroma. Iím excited for this one.
Moderate heft, holds up to the alcohol and flavor profile nicely. Crisp finish. Fresh hops all over the palate. Nothing tastes artificial or cheap here. Lots of fresh citrus fruity flavors, mild veggie greens, sweet honey malts - great balance! This was surprising. Such a great IPA. I am continually impressed and excited that NC is finally making some strides and improving their IPAs offered. One of the top-3 in the state IMO. Nice work, NoDa.
arventresca (484) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At the revolution on tap. Good. I liked it. I want to move to noda. Not hoppy as hell.
Drake (6497) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brewvival Trip Beer 123. Draft at the brewery. Pours a hazy amber color with a thin creamy off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of candied citrus, floral hops, stone fruits, caramel malts. The taste is citrus, candied citrus, earthy and floral hops. Medium bodied.
Edmund0 (1) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I love this IPA. It is my favorite style and this is one of my favorites of the style. Great Hop/Malt Balance, yet presents a nice "West Coast" hop forward taste and mouthfeel. I order one wherever I find it.
OldGrowth (2107) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint at Tylers Apex. Good aroma, Bittersweet. Grapefruit, orange, caramel. Hazed brownish orange color. Boy initial head, faded to a soft cover. Bittersweet flavor. Medium body creamy mouthfeel,bitter finish . Good, nothing distinguishable from many other ipaís.
UNCCTF (477) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at VBGB in Charlotte. Orange color with a big white head. Lots of citrus in the nose and in the palate, with a great hop finish. I really liked this one.
TURDFERGUSON (3567) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Beer study. Cool new place in chapel hill for craft beer. Nice job, JD! Lots of nc taps that we donít usually see in the triangle. This one poured a hazy amber orange with a two finger off whie head. Nose is nice, fresh, and fruity--citrus, light tropical fruits, light caramel malt. Nice stuff. Fairly dry and tasty.