GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler pour at the HMoG at the Brick Store.
Pours a light golden amber with a fluffy white head that leaves some decent lacing as it recedes to a ring.
The hops kick pretty hard up front with an initial earthy aroma with hints of citrus underneath. The caramel malts are subtle but present in the nose as well.
The taste starts with the earthy hops which have a nice opening bitterness which is balanced pretty well with the toasted malt backbone. There are some pine hops to provide a bitterness through the finish.
The mouthfeel is prickly but still smooth with good carbonation.
This is definitely a drinkable IPA and another great brew from Pisgah.
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JAN 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Hazy light orange pour with a white head. Citrus hop aroma with a bit of sweet malt. The taste is a little milder than the aroma with the same hop profile and some caramel in the finish.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from Bruisin’ Ales on
11/1/08. Clear, burnt orange body under a large, creamy, rocky, off white head that lasts a long time and leaves a sticky, articulated lace. Fresh piney hop aroma with a good dose of caramel, and notable citrus. Medium body and light to medium carbonation, resinous, yet with nice smoothness and a dry palate. Solid caramel sweetness up front, quickly overtaken by an intense citrus rind bitterness that ushers in a long, dry finish. An excellent American style IPA, obviously very fresh, with all the right qualities.
swoopjones (5595) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Pisgah Brewery. Very balanced & well made IPA. Pours a medium copper color. Nice hop aroma & flavor. Some citrus. Good IPA
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a clear semi cloudy copper with mild head. light smooth sudden hop aroma. front hops with bitterness in middle to finish, light aftertaste, hop abundance but well balanced.
ElGaucho56 (394) - USA - FEB 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from Bruisin’ Ales, Asheville. Pours a deep clear amber-orange with a small but lingering white head. Nose is strong citrus, shades of lemongrass and orange, some mild pale malt sweetness. Body is a bit thin but the hops come through nice and sweet, with strong tangerine character. Ends with a nice solid leafy hop presence. A rather potable IPA.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler, courtesy of Schutzenliesel. Hazy light amber body with a small off-white cover. The nose is tea, caramel, tangerine and grapefruit. The flavor is fairly sweet and floral with cotton candy, caramel and grapefruit. Medium body is soft with light carbonation.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A dark orange IPA. A lot darker and heavier then I expected. A consistent hoppy character for an IPA, but I wasn’t really impressed.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Source: Mellow Mushroom, Asheville
clear copper, frothy cream head, nice scattered lace, citrus hop aroma, very creamy body, lots of great hop flavor with good citrus character, good balancing malt with a touch of sweetness, light bitter finish, it’s all about the hop flavor making a great drinkable IPA
hazy copper, hop character in the aroma and flavor is subdued, the hops are lots in a growler from the store cooler
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler, courtesy of Schutzenliesel. Thanks, Tom! Pours a hazy, orange-amber color; white head with good lacing. Earthy and resiny citrus notes in the aroma. Medium mouthfeel: bitter, resiny citrus; chewy hop character, with a slight candy sugar malt presence; well-balanced and very drinkable. Lengthy, bitter citrus and earthy finish.