SSSteve (3991) - - OCT 31, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. clear orange with a large, foamy white head. herbal tea, floral hops, and a bit of toasted malt in aroma. a mellow APA with the above mentioned ingredients in the flavor. solid but standard. i suppose it’s a good choice for a flagship brew.
Braudog (6041) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 4, 2011
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pretty standard APA. Unfortunately this has a dirty wash rag aftertaste that put me off. After the Death by Hops this really pales ... But even as I try to enjoy it, it loses credibility. (#4280, 10/4/2011)
tia (1342) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Picked up a bottle on a recent NC visit. Not too bad. Light. Not heavily carbonated. Decent hops. Bottle says "floral" but I’m not getting it (but I did burn my tongue on coffee earlier...)
jrallen34 (3498) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bomber thanks to Emacgee... pours a really dark bright and clear copper/amber, a watery light tope head... malt, flowers a bit of grass, a touch to malty and the hops aren’t assertive, but ok... the taste has more hops than I would have ever imagined, very bitter at first, always show too much alcohol, I really want to like this but this is just so alcoholic without any malt balance... disappointing
devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours from the bottle with a medium amber shade of pale and a modest, creamy off-white head. The aroma features a nice, subtle yet present hop profile, with a combination of lemon, earth, and pine. The flavor has a bit more of an herbal/earthy Noble hop kind of bitterness, but there is also a light malty sweetness to provide some semblance of balance. Although somewhat generously hopped, the texture is only somewhat resinous, with the overall mouthfeel being quite crisp and clean, making this one go down easy.
drfabulous (5048) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce from Weinhaus in Asheville. Strong malt and pine aroma and taste. Crisp. Decent Pale Ale.
josefiak (23) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent pale ale, nothing too exciting about this one. I had a bottle that was a bit old and it showed. On tap this beer tasted significantly better, but was mellow, simple and somewhat unimpressive.
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured into a DFH tulip glass a medium copper color with a slight white head. The aroma has a light citrus rind note with some florals. Medium/light mouthfeel. One of the more hoppier pales I have had before. Starts with a light caramel type flavors and then transitions into a hoppy resin citrus rind. Bitterness lingers on. No evidence of the alcohol.
beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a light copper with a thin white head. Scent is bready and piney. Taste is bitter and citrus. Half way done, nice lacing. Not sure I would have called this an ipa seems more apa. Earthy/bready bitter aftertaste. Good.
LilBeerDoctor (3543) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear orange/ruby with a white head. Aroma of caramel malt, bitter hops, and citrus. Flavor of plenty of caramel malt, bready malt with slight citrus, and bitter hops in the finish. A basic pale ale but well done.