Butters (3929) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the brewery. Clear orange pour with small light tan head and fair lacing. A triple hopped version of their pale did a good job of balancing the bitterness. Amazing job of hiding the abv. I simply did not even get a hint of alcohol!
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the ’09 RBPTE, courtesy of Josh (B.A.). Light grain aroma with heavy citrus, resin, and grapefruit hops, followed by a touch of honey. Light brown frothy lacing head sitting atop an amber clear liquid. Medium sticky body with lively carbonation. Quite a strong hop presence, with moderate grain sweetness and a heavy bitter finish. Nice one.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Reality Deviant on 04/30/2009. Somewhat hazy dark amber body with some floaties and a large frothy light tan head. Citrus and floral hop aroma with some fruity caramel. Sweet floral and spicy flavor with some citrus and resiny hop kick and a caramel backbround with a big bitter finish. Medium body wtih moderately high carbonation.
DiarmaidBHK (3616) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Appalachian Vintner. Pours dark, dark orange with very little head. A bit of alcohol and pine on the nose. Fairly bitter on the tongue without a ton of flavor. It’s big but I’m not feeling it.
TheEpeeist (3458) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Clear honey brown with a thick off-white head that mostly hangs around. Nose is orange, pineapple, dough and apple. Medium body with sharp carb. Taste is grapefruit, caramel, pine oil and pith. Dry, bitter lemon finish. Clean and crisp, retaining a nice hop bite after a half year.
SrSilliGose (3284) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours amber with a nice big foamy beige head. Leaves some nice lace on the glass. notes of pine, mango, clitrusy hops, grapefruit, bread, caramel, and booze, especially as it warms.
beernovice39 (3227) - Montana, USA - FEB 10, 2011
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at brewer. First this beer has a great scent! Malts, hoppy, caramel and butterscothch? Clear orange color with a large creamy off-white head. Taste is sweet and bitter with a little booze hint. Very nice!
SpringsLicker (3220) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
2014 RBWG Draft at the brewery tasting room.
Gold with a white head.
Perfumed spicy hop aroma.
smith4498 (3213) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating #1100! Bottle opened on the bus ride from Tampa Bay Brewing Co. to Dunedin Brewing Co. Pours clear orange color with off white head. Grapefruit hops aroma. Nice hop bitterness balance well wth caramel malts. Medium body with average carbonation with a sticky mouthfeel. Thanks to KP for sharing this.
Brigadier (3175) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle
Thanks to buffalohead for sharing this relatively fresh East Coast imperial IPA. Packing a big punch it tastes like something that is perfect for the recent cold snap. I look forward to a chance to try a few more things at the source whenever I finally make the trip to the Carolinas.
Aroma / Appearance - Caramel brown in color the base shimmers and bubbles. Active carbonation erodes the eggshell head. Warm mandarin oranges, peaches, mango, and fresh tropical fruit infuse the air with the smell of summer.
Flavor / Palate - Peaches, mango, and a big serving of fresh fruit adhere to every corner of the palate. Fresh sliced oranges carry towards a pleasing finish. The bitterness might be short lived which is the only flaw in an otherwise excellent beer. I’d love to try it once again on draft to get a feel for what it is like at the source.