Steve_0 (3188) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home with friends. Pour is clear orange with a fluffy white head and good lacing. Grassy, lemon peel, straw, biscuit, husky, and orange peel in the aroma. Taste is orange peel, lemons, bread, light caramel, husk, straw, and lemons with a neodymium bitter finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Well-balanced and decently hoppy IPA.
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, clear orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of pine grass, orange, grapefruit juice, hints of oak, earth. Taste is a mix of grass, grapefruit, hints of earth, grain, caramel, finishing bitter, dry.
mrohia (182) - - MAY 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Duckworth's, Charlotte, draft. Good lacing. Copper, clear. Hoppy aroma. Sharp taste / aftertaste. Very bitter. Black pepper?
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BeerdedDave (724) - - MAR 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
cloudy amber color; nice citrus hop aroma; great, bitter, citrusy hop flavor; lots of hops on a medium-bodied malt base; dry, bitter aftertaste
jkwood04 (4459) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of floral, citrusy, and resinous hops plus caramel and pale malts and a little dough. Flavor the same with a nice blend of everything. Average texture. A pretty good IPA, but a little too bitter and not the best blend of hops.
Brigadier (3195) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle
A very nice East Coast IPA straddles the line between IPA and Imperial IPA. Either way you call it the result is a well balanced hop bomb that is gone before you know it. I will definitely have to keep Olde Hickory in mind if I am ever in the area traveling.
Aroma / Appearance - A creamy opaque foundation simmers in the glass. Ivory head adds to the relaxing warm presence. Lemons, orange zest, resin, and more are like a hoppy custard in a glass.
Flavor / Palate - A bright bite of resin brushes away thirst immediately. Floor wax sweeps into a strong bitterness that refrains from being completely over the top. Full boded and warm it is the definition of an East Coast IPA. Raise your expectations if you are just expecting yet another local ho-hum effort.
jcnielsen (2442) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Olde Hickory. Pours a golden color with white head. Grassy, citrus, hoppy, piney aromas. Citrus, hoppy, piney flavors. Pretty nice ipa, better than the other ipas at Olde Hickory.
adnielsen (9901) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Olde Hickory. Pours a hazy yellow orange appearance with a white head. Sticky, piney hops. Fair amount of grapefruit in the aroma. Kind of goopy mouth feel. Dank hops. Quite sticky. Moderate sweetness and bitterness. Wish it didn’t have quite as much malt presence but still pretty good.
Beerman6686 (5071) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured a bright orange color with an off white head. Aroma was of citrusy hops, caramel malt, and alcohol. Flavor was simiarly, lemony and grass and caramel.
jhliesen (759) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber--gold color with a medium, white head. Sweet aroma that is decently muted of citrus and pine. Nice, sweet grapefruit taste with lots of hops, but not dominated by the said hops. Solid hop, bitter finish, great stuff. Appalchian Vinter.