Pisgah IPA
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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 51   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
IPA was originally brewed strong and hoppy to survive the long trip by sea from England to India. Treat yourself to this American version of a classic strong ale. 51.2 IBU

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4611) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2010
Bomber from Bruisin. Pours a soft amber with some haze and a one to two finger frothy offwhite head. Nose is fruity and citrusy, mildly resinous, sweet, some spice. Flavor is fruity, some citrus rind, nice sweet malt balance, crisp medium bitterness, not much delicate hop character. Palate shows a medium bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Bomber. Hazy orange brew, nice white head. Citrusy nose, sharp, crisp hoppiness. It’s not a particularly unusual IPA, just a well-made one that’s refreshing and flavorful. Great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2010
22 ounce bottle from Greenlife Grocery in Asheville, NC. Pours a hazy orange-brown color with a medium head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of big citrus hops with some nutty malty notes. Taste is toffee and nutty notes, some caramel, and leafy citrus hop notes. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2010
On tap at Barleys, Asheville NC, 6 July 2006. Orange colour. Rather murky and muddy appearance. Moderate hop presence throughout. Plenty of orangey citrus and a twist of pine. Hops do not dominate the malt backing too much. Smooth and clean mouthfeel. Nor a hop bomb but a pleasant, eminently drinkable IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2010
Honey sweet aroma with slight fruit and citrus - like tangelos. Cloudy, rather dark in color with a lasting, thick and frothy head. Citrus twang with a dollop of bitterness at the swallow. Nice amount of maltiness. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2010
Bottle from Bruisin’ Ales in Asheville. Pours hazy light orange with brief beige head but a nice lasting ring. Very sweet nose; honey and clementines. Hops seem quite mild for an IPA. It’s malty and sweet for the style, but not overly so. Heavy body. Not amazing, but good; not the best example of the style by any stretch, though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubbleflubber (2159) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Brewer’s growler from the 6-Pack Smoke Stack in Swannanoa, NC. Pours caramel into the glass, with a 3-finger retentive, eggshell-hued, ice cream froth head.... leaving thick, soapy lace down the pour. The nose is of floral, citrus and pine needle aromas. Flavors of lightly toasted malt, muddy citrus notes, well-hopped, with a finish of biscuity pine needles. The mouthfeel is a bit lighter than I would have expected. Not a huge amount of complex texture here, but an easy quaff nonetheless. An ok IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (6075) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 3, 2009
Growler from the brewery. Darkish gold, decent white head. Smells citrusy and grassy, with some sweetness. Clean crisp palate. Mostly hop forward, with some grainy sweetness in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2009
On tap at the brewery pours light amber color with some hop haze and off white head. Aroma has more malt in the nose than hop. Disappointing. Opulent mouthfeel. Flavor is grassy hops with an assertive malt backbone. The hops and there and just don’t work well with the malt. The tour guide told us each IPA is a different recipe because they are working on making the perfect IPA. They still have some work to do.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Poured from growler a hazy, light amber hue. Formed nice size head of foam, lacing apparent. Aroma of light hop and malt notes. Flavour of malty, lightly toned hops that give this beer a medium mouthfeel. Overall decent beer, will drink again, but I think their Pale Ale is better. All in all, Pisgah does good, again. Growler was brought to me via Doboy (thanks ed !!).

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