emacgee (3751) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a soft peachy amber with a one finger creamy offwhite head. The nose is soapy, some fruit, citrus rind, mild peanut shell. The flavor is waxy with some subdued bitternss, mild citrusy character, peanut shell, mildly sweet. Decent for an IPA.
pet3rman (310) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft: Massanutten VA beer dinner: Good IPA.. Pours golden with medium head. Nice stinging IPA taste..notes of grapefruit and pine. good mouthfeel. Lasting bitter finish.
agl108 (690) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at Asheville Civic Center. Poured amber with little head. Sweet caramel flavor, almost EPA like. A mildly bitter finish. Forgettable.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAY 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours brass with sticky off-white head. The aroma is grapefruity hops with some bready malt, tangerine, and honeydew. The flavor is fruity hops, with lots of grapefruit and a little bit of apricot. There is a little bit of doughy malt and honey sweetness, plenty to balance the hops. There’s a sticky herbal quality to the finish that I find rather interesting. This ends up being a tasty beer.
curly (2397) - Redmond, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear amber with an off-white head. Piney citrus aroma with caramel. Taste is more bitter pine hop than sweet hop but has enough malt to balance well. Very well balanced and could have even more hops, I think.
phukktifano (159) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Starr Hill. Hazy amber with a thin head. Aroma was faint tea and floral hops. Taste was the same with a bit of pine and bitterness.
Tommyp007 (33) - Kingsport, Tennessee, USA - MAY 14, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours nicely with a good floral nose. Goes down smooth. A real treat.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber orange with a thick lasting white head. Nice floral and citrus hop aroma, some toasty caramel. Taste is roughtly the same a bit of pine bitterness lingers but the caramel body supports the herbal floral hops.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a hazy amber with a medium offwhite head. Aroma of grapefruit, caramel, and grassy hops. Taste has a prevailing hop bitterness that is earthy, grassy, and citrusy. Malt is grainy and biscuity. Finishes with a citrus rind bitterness. A solid American IPA, but I don’t like it as much as the other Starr Hill brews I’ve sampled.
GT2 (7122) - Riverslime, California, USA - MAY 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Goodfella’s in Chapel Hill. I heard some rumors about this so had to give it a try. Pours a slightly cloudy orange with a tan, rocky head that leaves considerable lacing. Great aroma of citrus hops, grapefruit, orange sherbet, pine resin. Taste is very creamy and smooth with great resiny hops, some spice, sweet caramel malt backing, orange blossom honey. Bitter, clean finish. This was all around excellent.