scottyshades (126) - Parkland, Florida, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from Greenville Beer Exchange
A: Pours a hazy amber color with a massive fluffy/rocky off-white head. Retention is great too
S: Balanced between lots of caramalt and piney resinous hops. West coast example for sure. Subtly sweet
T: Again, west coast and balanced. Lots of caramel, sweetness, butterscotch?, and resinous/piney hops. Well hopped, but balanced. Light fruit notes poke through
Mf/O: Smooth (and plentiful) carbonation, heavy side of medium body, bitterness is kept in check with the sweetness. Overall, second beer from them, pretty impressive, especially out of S. Carolina
agl108 (667) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Mellow Mushroom, Asheville. Poured clear light copper with solid lacing. Sweet malts coupled with citrus and piney notes.
Travlr (8186) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 9, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Cloudy variegated amber color, off white head. Aroma of pineapple, caramel, cider. Taste is pine, tropical fruits. Nice stuff.
Jow (1416) - New York, USA - SEP 23, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Thirsty Monk in Asheville the night before Brewgrass. Honestly one of the worst looking beers iíve seen. it poured like dirty swamp water. Not much nose at all, and tasted of hops, earth, basement, wood, and slight citrus. Didnít come together for me at all.
beernovice39 (2785) - Montana, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from Greenís. A hazy amber pour with a fluffy off white head that leaves a lot of lacing. Scent is caramel, citrus and pine. Taste is pine, citrus and earthy.
ChristianBlack (25) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From notes: Had on draft. Itís a deep amber orange in color. A little darker than what Iím normally used to in IPAs. Lots of head and really good lacing that stuck to the glass all the way down. Lots of citrus and some pine notes. Pretty complex when it came to the smell. But, there is more grapefruity smell over some of the others. Hard to pin what this all might have in it. Really smooth taste -- after you grow accustomed to it. Itís hoppier than most IPAs Iíve had recently. Itís slightly bitter at first, but it really grew on me and smoothed out nicely. The balance of the malts though was what I really liked. The mouthfeel was another really nice feature. I was told that the slightly hazy appearance was because this IPA was unfiltered. It being unfiltered aspect really added to the mouthfeel with a nice carbonation. Overall, this was a very different IPA than what I have had in the past -- and very good. I liked that it was a really good representation of the style while doing something slightly different.
AllHatDavidson (10) - Davidson, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on tap at Brick House Tavern in Davidson. Great aroma. This IPA screams hops. It has a cloudy dark orange appearance with frothy tan head and great lacing. This one screams west coast ipa all day. Medium body with full mouthfeel and dry finish. Overall, I really like this beer. And, the best part on Thursdays I can get it for $2.50
OldGrowth (2138) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Old note. @ Tylers apex. Ok aroma, sweet, citrus, buttered rum. Brownish orange color, good head, minor lace. Bitter flavor. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, bitter finish. Well, blind folded Iíd of guessed a pale ale, but I can see a english style ipa. Nothing to grab my attention. Not bad, but nothing distinguishing either....
phaleslu (4528) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint at Tylerís in Durham. Pours a cloudy amber color with a small, creamy, off-white head that laces the glass. Aroma of citrusy hops, pine, sweet malts, earth, and sugar. Flavor of citrusy and floral hops, grapefruit, pine resin, earth, and caramel malts. Medium-bodied, with a bitter, earthy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Had a lot of west coast IPA character to it; nice beer.
freekyp (1418) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Noma 11/15/2010.
solid filtered ipa, muddy, murkey look good lacing, apricot, strawberry smell. grapefruit peel. Thick mouth feel, starts with toffee like sweetness and whipped away with astrigent deep earthy bitterness. Ends with sweetness.