swoopjones (6218) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Another winner from Pisgah. Very well balanced APA. Nice well balanced brew. Hop flavor & aroma is definately here, malts balance thingsnicely. Smooth & easy drinking
dchmela (2685) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap all over Asheville and I drank it everywhere I went. I found this to be a very nice easy drinking pale ale that was great on a hot day. Dark gold pour. Light citrus hop aroma. Clean citrus bitter taste with a good malt balance. Nice and smooth. Crisp and tasty, very good.
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Wow great lacing, great looking beer Aroma is earthy and citrus hops, a bit nutty. Nice flavor, good stuff.
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Jack of the Wood. Drank after the green man IPA. This was much better. Hoppier and less watery. Nice piney hop flavor. Clean crisp finish. Highly drinkable and refreshing.
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
golden amber pour with smaller head. light citrus aroma. flavor was of light hops and had some fruit in the back. clean flavor overall with a nice balance of malt. bitterness came through in the finish. not a bad pale ale. also had this randalized while I was at the brewery under the name Bravo.
emacgee (4147) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2009 Draught at Barleys. Pours a really hazy brownish amber with a thin head. The nose is earthy, light citrusy hops, sweet, earthy. The flavor is similar, mostly hop bitterness, some grapefruit peel.
Had this out of a bottle. Pour is the same. Hops are more prominent on the nose and in the flavor. Enjoyed this more bottled.
Perm (151) - Tryon, North Carolina, USA - MAY 24, 2008
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Litre) draught at the Biergarden, Asheville NC
First off, perhaps getting a litre-size was not the best idea. I was so impressed that the establishment offered the litre option for the taps (and at the prices!) that I felt like I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. Just not sure if this was the best brew to go with.
I have been a fan of Pisgah brewing for some time. This particular offering is probably my least favorite of their array, however.
Appearance: Copper, cloudy, like a good craft APA should be. Inviting.
Nose: What in the world!?! My least favourite part of the whole experience. Again, might have been the litre mug, might have been an off-tap, who knows? An off nose, at any rate: almost on the way to a "rancid" quality. To the point where in order to enjoy the taste (which I did) I had to close off my nose whilst sipping.
Taste: Smooth and hoppy. All of Pisgah’s brews must use the same yeast strain, because I recognized a certain Pisgah-y familiarity on the tongue.
Palate: Snappy and crisp. Very APA-appropriate.
Overall: I’m disappointed in a very good brewery for this one. Again, I might have had an off tap or an off glass. Drink it cold, is my advice.
Nate (3778) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Asheville Mellow Mushroom. Nice hoppy aroma, with apricot and resin and some grassy quality. A bit of malty sweetness. Amber-dark orange murky liquid, with little head. Medium watery body with medium-high carbonation. Starts fairly dry, with light caramel malt and a bit of brown sugar. Fairly smooth hop bitterness from start, culminating with a medium harsh chalky bitterness at the end. Nutty dry finish with carbonic tang.
toddkrem (92) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very cloudy and sticks to the glass. Looks like apple cider. Smells good. Tastes good, hoppy and good bite. Very good for a pale ale.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery on 4/17/2008. Deep gold pour with a substantial off white head that showed some staying power. Nice hoppy aromas of pine and citrus, with a hint of spiciness as well. Some honey and light toffee make an appearance, but in the background. Medium body and carbonation with a dry, clean palate. Well balanced between the light maltiness and the citrus rind that lead to a medium-long bitter finish.