nearbeer (3897) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz, 5.8% abv. Clear, copper-amber with a lasting disc of bubbles. Aroma of earthy leaf, resin and light caramel. Taste is similar with some more resin, tea leaf and woody tones on the nice bitter finish. Near-medium body is smooth and dry.
gsmitty80 (1837) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a good standard IPA. Nice heavy hops with a clean palate feel after the taste. Not much lingering taste. Respectable.
coolbeans22 (11) - Teachey, North Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber with small white head. Taste of piney resin with citris notes. A very well rounded IPA. i like.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours gold with a white head. Smells of resiny hops, some toasty caramel, yeasty. tastes of sage, some resiny hints, some bitter notes, caramel.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to argo0: Pours a transparent bright golden brass with a spotty-lacing white head. Aroma of lightly sweet toasty pale malt and some juicy piny hops. Starts with good fullness and malty sweetness with a touch of caramel and a spruce/pine hop flavor before a drier, crisp bittersweet finish. A pretty good and drinkable IPA.
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber. Big, long head. Aroma: Citris, Pine. Flavor: Pine, earth, citris. Classic IPA. Bitter Hop finish.
Ibrew2or3 (7158) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of dkachur. Pours clear copper with gold edges and off white head. The aroma is pine mixing with caramel, sweet malts and a bit of esters that smell like cherry candy. The taste is full with a malty sweetness mixing with pine hop flavor and then moving toward modest hop bitterness and a sense of dark tea. For an IPA the hops are a little too subtle but tasty brew nonetheless.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orange pour with a thin white head. Lots of carbonation. Bitter hop aroma with some light creaminess. Creamy malt flavor with intense bitter pine hop finish.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from argo0. Decent IPA, a bit more caramel/crystal than I like, but i dig thevery gentle carbonation and solid bitterness.
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - JUL 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Nashville’s Music City Brew Festival, at least I think this is the beer. The tap just said Starr Hill IPA. Nice resinous hop profile, but a bit plane. Nice for the summer though.