KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The pour was a hazy medium orange amber with an average sized (1-2 finger) off white frothy head that lasted throughout and had some excellent sheets of sticky lacing.
The aroma was of floral and pine hops, a straw malt and a soapy yeast with notes of caramel, honey, and citrus (grapefruit and orange).
The taste was a bit sweet and acidic with a decent note of caramel from the onset then progressed with a nice bitter hoppy flavor that possessed a hint of citrus and a drop of honey towards the end. The flavor lasted a ridiculously long time, which was great for it allowed one to enjoy the nice bold hoppy finish.
Mouthfeel was about half way between light and medium in body with a nice distinct dry texture and a good lively carbonation.
Overall a brew with a mild sweetness and a kickin’ hoppiness that are blended extremely well making this a very enjoyable beer...
high_on_hops (797) - Burlingame, California, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A copper-orange color with a foamy head and lacing. The aroma is slightly faint, with some pine and grass and a bit of honey and malt. The flavor has great hop spiciness and some grass up front, along with a malty backbone and semisweet aftertaste.
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Bricks (776) - 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.
Macegan75 (756) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at Capone’s. nose is weak with cascade hops and breadt ntes. first sip is pretty balanced but no flavors pop out. finish is not bad with mild cascade bitterness that lingers. meh
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
My bottle says 5.8%. That makes a big difference. Mild all around. Some grapefruit hop additions are the highlight of the beer. Some caramel malts, but not enough. Lightly watery and without much balance. No spices. Lightly dry finish that dissipates quickly. Drinkable, but not memorable.
Daytonbeer (698) - Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surprisingly good brew. Pours a cloudy orangish yellow. Light lacing. Aroma is pleasant...floral hoppiness. Taste is citrus hops, grapefruit, and malts. Bitter on the backend. Very drinkable.
coyforce (684) - California, 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.
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Starr Hill hasn’t scored to well with me but this IPA is actually really good. I think they should knock off some of the other nonsense and focus on bringing this up a notch and deliver a stellar beer. Pours clear amber-gold. Lots of good hops and it’s straight to the point. Nice bouquet, decent amount of bite, and not some weirdo off-taste you get with smaller IPAs. The only thing that holds this back is that it doesn’t have that "ooo this is different" factor...yet. I think they can find that though. Lot’s of Florida folks here. They must be hammering the distribution this way.
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - DEC 21, 2011
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Pours orange with thick white head. Good lacing. Aroma of muted hops. Like a lager. Bland taste. Has to be dated. Good mouthfeel. Not good. Would like to re-rate.
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Darwenus (673) - 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.