ADesenberg (662) - Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: pours a clear golden color with a big off white head. Aromas of grapefruit and sweet fruit. Taste is bitter, but has an easy drinking, almost watery mouthfeel. Normally watery is not what I want, but right now I actually am enjoying it... It’s clean and fresh... Drinkable.
Bricks (657) - Delaware, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great golden brown appearance.... immense foamy head. Aroma is average. Taste and palate reveal excellence balance of hops and malt. Very smooth yet not thin. great.
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.
chandler0201 (647) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour with caramel and citrus in the aroma, lightly bitter flavor for an IPA, drinks smooth. Not bad overall.
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at WBF in Durham. Poured an amber color with a white head. Nose is hoppy, citrusy and piney - everything you would expect from a good IPA. Nice bitter taste right off the bat with grapefruit and hops that stand right out - resinous pine and some floral notes finish it off. I enjoyed this offering much more than their Amber Ale I purchased a few weeks ago.
maltdog (619) - Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 5.8%abv. Smooth amber color, attractive one-inch sandy head is lumpy and persistent. Promising citric-herbal hop aromas plus caramel. A buttery, almost greasy malt flavor intros a fanfare of glassy hops that carry over into the long deep aftertaste… juniper berries, herbal/chocolatey, and a touch of cedar. This is the beer’s highlight, like a lapdance on the tongue. It’s difficult to reconcile normally supergrapefruity Cascade with these flavors. Fullish, chewy palate; pinpoit carbonation is spot on. Remaining cottonball clumps of lace require a spatula to remove... my poor glass end up looking like a cheesy "sand art" candle. Very enjoyable IPA.
coyforce (616) - Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Weak hops flavor on this brew. Would expect a bit more hoppiness from an IPA. Pour is a nice light amber with a thin white head.
thechandler (577) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden-copper color with a light white head. Aroma is light, mostly floral hops with a bit of pine. Flavor is a bit more bitter than I expected. Mostly floral hops with an ever-so-slight munich malt sweetness. Solid.
BrettTaylor (575) - Radford, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured as a 2 oz sampler at Virginia Beer Live 2013. Some hop and malt on the nose. Flavor is very 1 note - 1 hop flavor.
Darwenus (573) - Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2013 It was creamy orange, but had only a trace of a head. The aroma was strong hops and citrus, and the flavor was really big, bitter hops. Pine, grass, citrus, and a little sweetness in the finish. Comparable to Sierra Nevada’s Torpedo, but not as clean. I mean "not as clean" in a good way. I enjoyed this beer.