Lutz2jm (70) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Out of a bottle poured to a hazy orange color with a 1/2in white head. Complex flavor that gives you different hop tastes up front and at the back. Very good beer from a great NC brewery!
DiarmaidBHK (3347) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Sam’s Quik Shop. Pours orange with an inch of white foam. Leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. Has a fair amount of rye on the nose. Some solid citrus notes on the tongue. Finishes clean. Solid but not amazing for style.
changeup45 (1715) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from JCB. The pour is a muddy light brown color with a thin head on top. At first I did think of pond water but it’s more inviting than that. Rye is certainly noted in the scent right away along with grass, caramel, and resinous hops. Tastes good; definitely a pretty strong spiciness to this, as evident in the aroma. Dry and bitter in the finish. Lightly sweetened by some caramel malt but that’s trumped by the spicy bitterness. Citrusy hops with also some resin flavor too. This flirts with being too heavy, for a non-Double IPA, but never seems to get there. Good but not great.
DrSilverworm (5899) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, shared by b3shine. Hazy orange color. Thin rocky khaki off-white head. Splotches and dots of lace. Medium to bigger body. Pretty full, with a soft carbonation. Lightly dry. Grapefruit, spicy hop / malt, some metallic. Big bitterness. Maybe a hint of tartness? Taste like this might be an older bottle with a possible super-mild brett thing happening, but still I enjoyed this. Nice big rye component, good big bitterness. Some more sweet comes out as it goes..
b3shine (5135) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber to tulip (shared by me; thanks Geoff). Looks good; a translucent burnt orange with foamy off-white head. Smells of hops, spice, and pale malt, but blandly so. I get a touch of iron too. Tastes like it smells with a bit of a rye presence on the tongue. Alright.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Tyler’s, Durham. Bright orange pour, healthily carbonated, slight sedimental haze which appealed in the sunshine. Very bright and fruity nose, not the modest spice I expected but that suits me just fine. Some hints of grass and spice in the taste, but dominated by elegant, well-realized fruit notes. Enjoyed it.
TimsRatings (397) - - AUG 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In tap at Raleigh Brewing.
Cloudy orange color. Hoppy attack with citrus overtones. Stats on tongue for a while
Would be a great one to have sitting on a deck basking in 95degree summer weather
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Rrauth (1115) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft at sawmill. This was a great nightcap beer. The rye has some initial bite as usual but once your palate becomes accustomed to it, it gets better with each sip.
maxwelldeux (3452) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Pours a hazy oragngey amber color with a moderate white head on it. Nose has some floral elements to it with a light bit of pine coming through. Taste is slightly better, but felt cloudy and slightly muddled, like some of the balance was off in it.
scotchzombie (315) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light head and rich and cloudy orange gold in color. Faint aroma has hints of spice. A touch of orange on the front and a rich palate. The hops come towards the finish along with the bitter. Too bitter an exit for my taste but there is some craftsmanship here.
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