elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - JUL 25, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a growler filled about 15 minutes ago. Served at around 40-45F.
Pours clear brown with red highlights and a nice light beige head that leaves good spotty lacing and recedes to a wispy cap.
Aroma is a huge blast of pine, spruce, and some dank marijuana. Damn. Very potent. There is also some citrus, toast, nuts & caramel present. Excellent strength.
Flavor is pine, spruce, resinous hops, some citrus, good sweet malt backbone featuring caramel, toffee, toast & nuts, finishes with good bitterness. A bit of alcohol on the finish but not bad at all for an 8.5% brew.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation.
Man this is some good stuff and one of the hoppiest Black/Brown IPAs I’ve ever had. The aroma is just insane!
gjamieson (80) - Canton, Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Taco Mac, Canton GA. Dark brown with creamy white head. Good lacing. Strong citrus hop aroma, very pleasant. Caramel and roasted malts balanced well with a big hop punch. Fruity. Creamy, rich mouthfeel. Hoppy bitter finish. Well done. Ohio State sucks.
tron3000atl (72) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had some yesterday at the brewery for ipa day. Tasted like I was eating a fresh hop. Was pretty awesome