freekyp (1537) - 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 (4147) - 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 (7107) - 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 (1224) - 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.
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mini Keg courtesy Degarth. Pours a clear copper with a large off-white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of floral and earthy hops with notes of biscuits, sweet malt, and caramel. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium mouthfeel with a moderate amount of bitterness. Very good.
Tmoney99 (11094) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at Knoxville Brew Jam. Poured a clear amber color with a large frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate floral sour citrus aroma. Medium body with slick texture. Heavy bittersweet flavor with a heavy bittersweet finish of long duration. This is a standout drinkable brew.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Source: Brewfest, Hickory, NC
Clear amber, fresh grapefruit aroma, big bitter flavor profile, bigger than most ipa’s, unbalanced, needs sweetness
Score: i to ii+
clear amber, thin fine white head, nice lace, sweet citrus malt aroma, nice big bitter citrus hop flavor, good carmel malt sweetness to back it up
Score: ii+ to ii
swinging back towards the bitter side,
Words: mini-keg from 7/06
lots of sweet caramel malt with plenty of hops still lasting, lots of bitterness but not overdone, touch of butterscotch sweetness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11227) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap-pours a white head and amber color. Aroma is citrus hops. Taste is citrus hops-some bitter, medium malt. OK carbonation.