fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours amber color with off white head that lasts and laces the glass as you drink it. Aroma is pure pine with a sublte sweetness. Mouthfeel is tingly from the carbonation and hops. Flavor is biting pine hop flavor, some alcohol, and finishes slightly dry with more hop flavor lingering. Nice.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - MAR 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at barleys. Nice lacing. Pretty pour. Nice, but hop combo tastes like aspirin bitterness. Okay.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Originally reviewed: 4/16/10. 22oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a very cloudy dark amber/orange with a thick bone-white head on top. Excellent retention; left a good amount of lace on the glass. Some rings present as well. Scents of greens, toffee, booze, and a bit of pepper spiciness.
The body was pretty bubbly, but it went down smooth nonetheless. The bitterness on this one was tending towards the harsher side. Not mouth-scalding, but a little burning. Alcohol was definitive in the flavor as well. Sweetness was absent. This tasted like an aged DIPA. All in all it wasn’t bad, but it’s not one I would reach for very often.
Hank1980 (963) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bruisin’. Pours cloudy orange with a huge beige head. Lots of lace. Big grass & citrus hop aroma. Taste isn’t quite as hoppy or intense as the aroma. The hop citrus is still in the taste with grapefruit. The malt balance is a little weak, but still present. Finish is lightly bitter, though not really as bitter as I expected. I’d say the dry hopping on this was pretty heavy, as the aroma is really intense. Overall, a decent IIPA. Not my favorite, but not bad.
wavers1 (913) - Notown, California, USA - AUG 6, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
magical gift bottle courtesy of turdferguson, the beer sommelier and fedex. very nice translucent light sienna pour with a nice 2 finger orange-creamsicle head that lasts through the entire glass. nose is very delicate and subtle, with hop resin, earthiness and wild flower honey coming through. taste is a well balanced hop bomb. large wildflower honey sweetness in the taste, very earthy hops, and a nice slightly burnt caramel finish. aftertaste is a perfect balance of sweet and bitter, delicious!
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy, orannge, yet amber hue, forming a great head of craggley foam. Aroma pungent with hoppish pines, resins, mango, cantalope and light malty air. Flavour is immediate of tropical fruit character, both pine hops and a rather smooth malt kick into a balanced symphony of blissful heaven. Truly a triple pale ale, most excellent organic beer.
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear copper with a three finger head. Aroma is fairly weak from what I would expect from a IIPA. However, I could pick up on citrus, floral, and malt. Flavor starts as sweet malt, but then the bitterness slowly sneaks up, which it hangs around for a while. Mouthfeel is slightly oily and the ABV is not detectable. Overall, not bad, my only complaint is I expect my IIPA’s aroma to pop and sting your nose from the hops.
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Amber with decent head, some lacing. Aroma is a lot of hops, fruity and caramelly. Great smelling beer. Solid flavor.
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of fishingnet. Poured a hazy amber with an average off white head. Nose is caramel, orange, some tropical fruit, and grass. Medium body with a sugary mouth feel. Taste is fairly balanced with caramel malt sweetness and bitter citrus hop notes. Finishes grassy with mild bitterness.
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A bit darker bronze color than is typical for an IPA. Subtle grassy nose and a nice sized white head. The hops come through in the flavor more in the finish than up-front as they leave a spicy burn in the mouth. Hops lean towards pepper and grass. The body’s filled out nicely with some dark caramel sweetness. I like how this is called a Triple Pale Ale...it’s as strong as a double IPA, but not so aggressively hopped as has become come for the style. Another nice beer from this awesome brewery.