BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the 2008 Knoxville Brewers’ Jam. Orange in the glass with a creamy off-white head that leaves good lace and some lasting. Aroma of citrus and grass/grain. The flavor finds caramel and citrus with a hint of grain. Light body, soft carbonation, and a light bitterness throughout.
decaturstevo (5699) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pale copper/orange pour with off white head and lace. Aroma of medium citrus hops dominate. Flavor is malt with a pleasant bitter finish as well. Good carbonation but being a tad thin kept this from being a much better beer. Though I liked it alot.
nearbeer (4474) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Clear copper with a lasting head that leaves some soapy lace. Faint aroma of resin and caramel. Tastes of caramel, resin and light citrus are in perfect harmony with a bitterness that lasts throughout, but is not dominating. Light-medium body is creamy smooth and dry, with a nice hop-tingly finish.
argo0 (12640) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2008
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Brewgrass08) Soft off-white head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, bread, grass/straw. Taste is medium sweet, pine/grapefruit, some bread. Soft light-medium body. Not what I’d think of as an IPA, my rating is to an APA (else I’d score it lower).
freekyp (1776) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2010 NIce biscuity malt profile with a biting hop zing on the very end. Poured a nice deep amber with a slight haze. Aroma shows earthy hop with a slight grapefruit overtone. Sharp long bitter finish. A good, if somewhat understated, IPA. Good for new IPA drinkers.
emacgee (4490) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the Blues and brews Festival. Pours a dark reddish copper amber. The nose is decent, sweet, some grapefruit peel. Flavor tastes like its old. Perhaps an old keg made it to the festival, not sure. Lightly bitter, earthy, feels like its english. Decent mouthfeel.
dolemite77 (184) - Maryville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
hoppy aroma. Mostly grapefruit. Flavor is malt with hops present throughout. Good beer. Rating from phone so breif.
Ibrew2or3 (7777) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 14, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mini Keg courtesy of Degarth. Pours crystal clear light copper with mildly frothy tan head and some cobweb lacing. Nice malty aroma with layers of bread and butter, light roasted malts and some vague hoppiness. The taste is just as malty as the nose with up front roasty caramel and crystal malts. It quickly moves into the butterscotch and buttered bread arena as pine and citrus hop bitterness well up and make a solid appearance. Very tasty.
desurfer (1268) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mini-keg from Degarth. This beer is a bit dry with some tart and sweetness; carbonation is biting and there’s a bit of sourness in the finish. Aroma has a touch of honey. Not bad, but rather bland.
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2008 Mini-keg, courtesy Degarth. Pours a copper color, with a watery white head and lots of lacing. Caramel maltiness in the aroma, with some distant fruit esters. Acidic maltiness in the flavor, with some slight caramel and toffee. Sharp, biting acidity limits the drinkability. If not for that, would would be a great sessioner.