Travlr (14468) - 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.
phaleslu (7107) - 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 Tyler’s 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.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Tyler’s, Durham. Hefty, somewhat cloudy amber pour. Got the earthiness and vibrancy of a solid Cali IPA. Nose was extremely piney, with a decent supporting bed of sweet malts. Mouthfeel is fairly light, palate a bit dry, and there’s a touch of heat that you wouldn’t expect with only 7%. Taste is quite nice, dank and bitter, with fewer of the sweet elements coming through than in the nose. But still a more than solid IPA that I’ll definitely try again if I see it.
nearbeer (3969) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 9, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft pint at Tyler’s Tap Room, Durham. Amber-copper with a small lasting head and drippy lace. Assertive nose of resin, citrus and caramel. Flavor is the same great blend. LIght-medium body is smooth, dryish, tingly and easily drinkable.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the World Beer Festival - Columbia on 01/22/2011. Slightly hazy orange body with a medium frothy off white head. Sweet citrus and resiny hop aroma. Grapefruit and resiny hop flavor. Medium full body with moderately high carbonation.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours a clear amber color with a frothy, white head. The nose is loaded with hops. Notes of citrus, pine, and herbals tend to hide the toasted malt notes. The flavor is decidedly bitter but there seems to be a decent dose of malt there to help balance things out. It almost seems like and DIPA. Some caramel and a little off butter note are there as well. Medium bodied with medium carbonation and a lingering bitter finish. A fairly solid IPA. I look forward to additional brews from these guys.
beernovice39 (3223) - Montana, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from Green’s. 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.
OldGrowth (2831) - the Containment Area, 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 I’d of guessed a pale ale, but I can see a english style ipa. Nothing to grab my attention. Not bad, but nothing distinguishing either....
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Tyler’s in Durham. Apparently, I just missed my buddy, JCB. Pours hazy deep, bright amber with moderate head. Nose is fruity and piney, but not the pine did not overwhelm. Good citrus and sweet malts also coming through. Big taste. Perfect for an afternoon beer after a morning race.
Jow (2406) - 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 i’ve seen. it poured like dirty swamp water. Not much nose at all, and tasted of hops, earth, basement, wood, and slight citrus. Didn’t come together for me at all.