woodychevy (434) - - JUN 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really tasty. Didn’t win gold medal for nothing. Pours a nice orange color with minimal head but nice lacing. Nose is tons of hops- floral and melon and pine. The tropical flavors come through on the palate first- mango, passionfruit followed by a satisfying wander through a pine forest. Some dankness and acidity thrown in for good measure. Almost like all the flavours of a west coast IPA in one drink- layered and complex. Malty backbone to stand up to it all- drinks smoothly even at 80 IBU. Really well done.
RobertDale (3705) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 ounce can. Pours a clear golden orange with a nice off-white head. Aroma of citrus, tropical, pine, and malt. Taste is grapefruit, lemon, orange, tropical, pine, and malt. Excellent.
Aurelius (4371) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly catty, slightly soapy, lightly diacetyl AIPA aroma. Slightly foggy. Slippery mouthfeel. Pleasant diacetyl, staunchly bitter, mineral, not fruity or sweet in particular. Way drinkable. Thanks to someone for sharing this at Baby Proof.
rxeight (1516) - Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is a 99?!? Can is dated 10/7. Older than I prefer, but in range with stuff I commonly see on the shelf. Kind of a bitter sweetness, too malt heavy. Skunky old hops.
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
This textbook American IPA pairs caramel malts with mango-like hop aromatics before leaving salient earthy hop resins on the palate.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A thin veil of foam floats atop the misty pale amber.
-Bitterness lingers quite long once again for a NoDa brew.
-There is too much caramel for my tastes in IPA, but I respect the craftsmanship in the beer.
-Carbonation is prickly and the mouthfeel sweetish.
-I prefer Foothills Hoppyum IPA in North Carolina IPAs.
On tap at the brewery taproom.
Kyle77 (10) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From site: Hop, Drop ‘n Roll™ IPA For us this is where it all started! The rich golden color comes from a blend of English and American base malts accented with substantial amounts of Victory and Wheat malt. The American citrus hops take center stage with emphasis on late boil additions of Citra and Amarillo. This signature ale is hopped before, during, and after the boil!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Dogbrick (8675) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This brew pours a hazy orange-gold color with a medium creamy white head that diminishes gradually. Sticky rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma is lemony with grassy hop and malt notes. Medium-bodied with flavors of zesty citrus, piney hops and bready malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a lingering citrusy hops aftertaste. Solid IPA all around.
Kinz (3363) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Charlotte airport. Poured a medium amber, slight haze, good head. Aroma was a hop bomb of citrus, and pine over caramel. Flavor matched, rather delightfully I might add. One really nicely done IPA. Hop bomb in the best possible way with the malt not shying away either.
aumentm (100) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great beer from charlotte. Light and crisp. Very hopped up. Light color with very little head.
freekyp (1537) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge amarillo bong water nose. Crystal clear amber in the glass with some lacing. Smooth mouthfeel. Nice lightly sweet malt backbone. Lemony resiny hop character. Big long hoppy finish. A very fine American IPA.
JStax (3239) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can pour into a brandy snifter. Pours a hazy copper with a white head. Good lacing and retention. Aroma is grassy, herbal, dank. Taste is sugary sweet and mildly bitter. Finishes dry. Medium carbonation.