TURDFERGUSON (3574) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Barley’s in Asheville. Pours a deep amber with a small white head. Nose has a nice caramel malt sweetness along with bitter and grassy, fresh floral hops. Good crisp and bitter mouthfeel with a nice bitter, yet balanced, finish. Alcohol pretty well hidden. This kind of reminded me of what 90 minute tasted like 5 years ago. The write-up at the bar says they used 1/8oz of hops per pint of beer. They are such hippies!
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft. deep brown pour with a nice head. nice hop aroma. lsome bite up front with a nice mouthfeel. bitter and warming finish. alcohola warmth is present but not overpowering. nice.
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pisgah deceided to bring this back which was a great suprise to me. pours a cloudy brown gold. very initial hop aroma. Little crisp and bitter mouthfeel, with stron finish. Very good, I could not say that it would be better with a few months behind it to calm it down a little, but it is wonderful now, very deep IPA... Good stuff.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap-pours a foamy light tan head and cloudy gold color. Aroma is citrus hops, sweet medium malt. Taste is citrus hops-bitter, sweet medium malt.
jason (1670) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler thanks to zrrbrrt for sharing. Cloudy orange body meloowing out to a nice thin ring - nice legs to it. Sweet malty aroma with some lite soapy hops. Sweet flavor that was lightly carbonated with a hoppy orangey taste, caramel. Very smooth with the 11% alcohol not being present.
hopdog (7660) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled for Growler courtesy of Zrrbrrt. Poured a medium and cloudy amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, oranges, wet grass, and lightly earthy. Tastes followed the same. Somewhat semi sugary sweet but overall had a nice balance. Alcohol content well hidden.
TomDecapolis (4224) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 27, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to zrrbrrt for sharing this growler. Pours a cloudy golden/orange amber with a foamy off white lacing head. Aroma was floral, lots of orange, some perfume, pine and candy fruits. Flavor of pine, some grapefrui, caramel, chewy hop flavor although not over the top.
beasley269 (15) - Rutherfordton, North Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Moderately sweet almost nutty aroma, medium brown in color with a beige head that maintains nice lacing. I taste hints of caramel and almonds. Its very slick on the tongue. The finish is sweet yet has hints of bitterness, almost reminds me of dried fruit. Quite unique but a delicious brew none the less. Came out of a growler picked up straight from the brewery.
Suttree (4454) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 19, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown, thin beige head. Sweet, almost fruity aroma, with some earthy, flinty notes. Nicely blended - the sweet and bitter play of each other throughout. Fruity notes contrast with earthy, messy hops. Some Whiskey-ish notes as it warms. On tap at Barley’s Asheville.
NachlamSie (2346) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. This pours a rich, cloudy red with a level tan head. It seems a bit darker than the average IIPA, though I guess this is one of those supposed triple IPA’s. The aroma is plenty tangy with grapefruit and pine and a fruitier sweet aroma like apples and berries. The mouthfeel is pretty par for the beer course, providing a medium level of viscosity. The hops are right up front with an initial blast of non-descript acidity which fades rather rapidly to a woody taste like bark. All around, more floral, fruity notes comprise the flavor profile along with touches of acidic tones that resemble pineapple. The finish leaves a hint of toffee and wood on the palate. I’ve noticed a particular floral/berry flavor in most of Pisgah’s hoppier brews and this one includes it as well. It’s a pleasing sensation that works well with this style. I went downstairs to get the official description and I’m very surprised to see this listed as 133 IBU’s and 10.8% ABV. I’d never guess that. This makes a fine sipper, but it certainly does not pack the depth or intensity I’d look for in the style.