bikerunbeerman (8) - Grinch Mountain, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a bottle into a Brewgrass Festival tasting glass. Nice orange-amber color. Floral hop aroma with a bit of grapefruit mixed in...nice. Taste is fruity hops, grapefruit and some piney notes. Balanced with very tasty malt sweetness. Kind of reminds me of what a Bells Hopslam would taste like if it were not doubled up....in other words Excellante! Donít know how I have missed this hidden treasure for so long.
CelticBrew (786) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours from 12 oz bottle a hazy copper orange with a fluffy off white head. Aroma is moderately floral, has hoppy flowers, resin, grapefruit, apricot, moderately malty and lightly yeasty. Flavours are pine and pineapple, although the strong carbonation makes detecting them difficult. Resinous finish. This beerís subdued hops are fine by me, but I disliked the taffy sweetness. An ok beer, but I havenít bought it since.....
Bork (170) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fantastic grapefruit aroma that does not come through in the overly bitter taste. Unbalanced and a bit soapy.
HeadyDE (502) - Delaware, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle pour..medium orange color with a decent sized head..nose is citrus dominant with pineapple and mango leading the way with malty presence...light bodied clean tasting ipa that mimics the nose..lots of citrus burst, light presence lemony smooth texture..not getting much pine action..citrus dominant for sure..overall pretty enjoyable offering, however lacks that bitter punch..
Jamesthebrit (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oooooh here we go. From a can into a tulip
Explosive head. A bold reddish amber
Malty, piney. Like a fresh cut pine tree. But theres a citrus in there as well.. mango. Definitely mango. Orange. Lemon.
Taste is pretty solid. Piney. very hoppy. that citrus is in there as well. Overpowering hops.
Palate is rough. Hops have a long finish. Overpower the other flavors. And sort of watery. Not so watery, but itís very wet not dry.
Overall this ainít no 97th percentile beer, but it isnít bad either. An above average IPA but nothing to write home about.
You see... I have this theory that Sweetwater is so popular because they are like... the one large brewery in the southeast. Sure other breweries are popping up but Sweetwater is what people know, and oh god in Atlanta and even South Carolina people are obsessed. The beer from Sweetwater is not bad, but itís not this fountain of eternal youth people think it is. Thereís my rant.
JStax (2980) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour. Pours a clear gold with a whet head of foam. The aroma is grassy and light. Difficult to pick anything up. The taste isa west and citrusy fruits. Tropical fruits as well. Medium body and moderate carbonation.
BucannonXC5 (855) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Pint mug
From: Total Wine in Ballantyne (Charlotte), N.C.
Price: $15.99 for a variety 12-pack
Purchased: July 30, 2014
Consumed: July 30, 2014
Misc.: Enjoy by Sept. 22, 2014
Poured a caramel, amber, honey clear color with 1-to-2 fingers of khaki white frothy head. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Good spiderweb lacing along the sides of the glass. Good retention on the top of the glass all the way down.
Smelled grapefruit, piney, citrus hops, floral hops, caramel, bitter spices and orange rind. It all dried up late.
Tasted similar to the nose. Very good. Got piney grapefruit, citrus, floral, caramel, Simcoe, Centennial and Mosaic. It reminded me a bit of a session IPA.
Light-to-medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish.
Really enjoyed this IPA.
ZacM612 (138) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy amber with thin white head. Aroma is pine and grapefruit. Flavor is strong citrus, again, mostly grapefruit. Nice hops presence without an overpowering bitterness.
tillmac62 (194) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
BBD 9/15/14. Clear medium amber pour with a very faint ruby tint. Excellent head, lacing and retention. Very nice nose of grapefruit and tropical (mango) with a touch of spice and pine over a very light biscuit. Medium bodied with a normal carbonation level that imparts a bit of effervescence on the finish. Nice balanced flavor profile with a bit of hop complexity in a blended fashion. It begins with the flavors of the nose then flows into a mild bitterness. The finish is dry, not quite crisp, and leaves you with a light grapefruit rind bitterness and a touch of spice.
devman171 (967) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, aroma is pine, malt and light alcohol. Taste is pine, melon, and citrus hops with a medium malt body and semi awe finish, nice
kchampagne (107) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper with white head. Aroma is piny and grapefruit. This is a well balanced IPA. Solid lacing as well.