GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewpub. Clear orange color with white head that laced the glass. Citrusy hop nose. Tangy and bitter with a hoppy grapefruit flavor. Very good IPA.
NachlamSie (2646) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
draught. Pours a copper shade with a firm, white head atop. The aroma is typical PA: pine, citrus, a little caramel. Flavor is more the same. It definitely satisfied my craving for a good pale ale. I think it resembles an APA a little more than an IPA. The malts could’ve been slightly more rounded for a more savory experience and there were slight buttery off-flavors, but all in all, it was a refreshing, hoppy, sweet brew.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 24, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper orange color with a small white head. Floral hop aroma with notes of citrus in the background. Lots of crisp grapefruit bitterness combined with a touch of sweet malts. Good representation of this style.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
GABF. Pours gold. Aroma is sweet malt. Flavor is like a weak IPA. Palate coats. Good effort.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - SEP 17, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Transluscent golden color with small, white head. The aroma is spice, hops, and something that reminds me of cream-cheese. Flavor is mostly creamy hops along with raw barley, sour zest, and a touch of saltiness. There is a sharp bite up front and it smooths out toward the finish. I don’t like this as much as everyone else seems to. There are much better PAs and IPAs out there. It’s certainly still drinkable, though.
chronictonic (471) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Single hop (Cascade) IPA. In tallikng to the bartender, most likely also single 2 row malt - good. Simple yet flavorful. Typical Cascade aromas of pine and some grapefruit. Good use of hops for bittering, aroma and hop flavor - nicely balanced. Slightly perfumy finish.
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft. Union Jack’s. Orange-amber, smallish white head, laced well. bready small tasting malt with a big piney, citrus, hop character. Nothing offensive...a good IPA.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - NOV 30, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
well its an ipa and im not a huge ipa fan although i am coming around. this is not bad at all. has the citrus flavor but the bitterness was well balanced. not bad
ross (2052) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours out yellow with a tan colored head. hoppy smell and taste as well as a nice citrus flavor. this beer is pretty damn good, and easily their best beer. the brewers in NC sure can make some pretty damn fine IPAs. nice! sampled at brewgrass 04 on draught.
jgb9348 (4486) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy golden coloured body with orange highlights and a dense off-white head. Aroma of nice high alpha-acid hops with some grapefruit tartness and a plentiful malt background. Medium-bodied; Good strong hoppiness in the taste with a strong alcohol kick with a strong malt backbone. Aftertaste shows the hop character lasting long with a good hop bitterness. Malt & alcoholic character goes a long was as well in extending the taste. Overall, a nice beer to be able to sample and a fine example of an APA! I sampled this pint on draught at the Beer Sellar in Knoxville, Tennessee on 02-October-2004.