chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, - FEB 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
drowland (5715) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11/27/13. On tap at the Mellow Mushroom in downtown Asheville. Amber orange pour with a small frothy khaki head. Mild aroma, grainy, husky malts with some caramel and biscuit aspects, very mild hops - touches of floral and citrus. Mild flavor as well, again malty with barely a touch of floral and citrus hops. Meh.
unclemattie (3914) - Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from an Asheville grocer. Amber color. Most beautiful lace. Tastes of earthy leaves, sharp bitter hops, loads of citrus. Aroma of grapefruit and caramel malt. Finishes with sharp bitterness.(3525)
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Mellow Mushroom in Asheville. Cloudy light straw color. Nose is a bit tame. Flavor is fairly heavy on grain tannin. Moderate bitterness. Light-medium body.
maxwelldeux (2720) - Spokane, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft in a flight at the brewery. Poured a golden color with a fairly small head. Nice level of hoppiness all around that makes for a pleasant drink.
Travlr (9942) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 15, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source. Hazy amber color, thick white head, solid lacing. Aroma of grapefruit taste is tropical fruit, moderate bitterness. Nice.
b3shine (3562) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to pint at Pisgah. Looks good; deep orange with ample head. Smells solid; hoppy and malty. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthful. Pretty good.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Originally reviewed: 2/13/10. Bottle poured into a pint glass. Enjoyed this while watching the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics. Pours a slightly murky dark orange/gold with a nice frothy white head on top. Superb retention; left lots of sticky lace and sip rings on the glass. Scents of mild floral tones, some light citrus, and earth. Not that "hoppy" of a nose.
Good smooth body with a subtle carbonation kick on the back end. The flavors in this beer are pretty muted. Nothing really stands out. Some mild citrus like orange zest, moderate bitterness, and a light honey-sweet finish. This was a good beer, no doubt, but it is not in the upper tier for this style. Itís organic though, so itís got that going for it. Not bad.
Malty_MacHops (630) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer smells strongly of hops, both floral and citrus varieties. The pour is a translucent brown, somewhat hazy. The taste is floral hops with a good malt balance. The beer is medium plus body with lower than usual carbonation and a strong alcohol presence.
agl108 (690) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Mellow Mushroom, Asheville. Poured hazy copper with skimpy head and spots of lace. Mild citrus flavor with dry finish. Sessionable. Good brew.
Tmoney99 (9635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler sample. Poured a hazy copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate floral hop and earthy aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.