JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brixx, Chapel Hill. As far as I can recall, this is my first beer from Starr Hill and I found it pretty enjoyable. As a session IPA, it satisfies in the same way that Ballast Point’s Big Eye does. Everything hits nicely to style, with a very full, wafting, floral aroma. Body is creamy, with a nice head and malts for substance and a hint of chewiness. Sweet hops to start but it’s a well balanced beer for sure, with a pleasantly dry finish. Nicely done.
jrob21 (3403) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle back from VA over christmas. Floral aroma with a little bubble gum action is pretty interesting and nice. The flavor is vastly different though on the hop spectrum as it leaves a bit of a fusel alcohol and band aid kind of flavor on the finish. Mid palate though is some nice caramel malt. There are some grassy hops working mid palate as well which is tasty. Other than that all too bitter finish, everything else is working well.
thirdeye11 (6043) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
( 12oz bottle thanks to cavie) Pours clear medium yellow with some bubbles. Nose of chlorine, and citrus rinds. Taste of citrus oils (bitter) with a creamy and oily finish. Nice and drinkable.
radioseer (299) - Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(sample) Pours a clear golden color with decent size head. Aroma is of floral, herbal and grapefruit citrus hops. It is also balanced with a caramel malt and a small notes of wheat malt. Tastes is of hops and caramel malt. Finish is long and bitter, average carbonation.
nick76 (4372) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is very hoppy with pine, citrus, and herbs with some caramel malt to balance. The appearance is amber gold with quite a large head for the style. The flavor is like the aroma with a definite bite at he end. The palate is right for the style. Overall a well made IPA, maybe just a bit too astringent.
travita (4823) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Cavie. The look is clear, golden in color, with an off white head. The smell is hops, floral, fruits, and ok. The taste is the caramel, hops, fruits, some bitterness.
Braudog (6284) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at County Grill. Rosy amber with a nice sudsy head. Citric aroma. Nice tacky mouthfeel and a full-on warmingly woodsy flavor. Delish! (#3769, 12/13/2009).
obguthr (5577) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Honeycomb and orange peel nose. Cloudy orange, medium yellow head, good lacing. Grapefruit flavor predominates, with a more bitter grapefruit peel and orange peel in the finish. Well blended celery notes appear as the glass warms. Well hopped with citrusy hops. Tastefully maltier when warm. Great IPA, not heavy, and quite bitter.
mar (5226) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to cavie. Yellow pour with a white head. Light citrusy hops and smooth esters on the nose. Nice on the palate with a smooth citrusy hop flavor and a smooth finish.
angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Cavie. Clear orange pour. Aroma is caramel, faded hops. Flavor is citrus, pine, bitter.