NachlamSie (2541) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy, cloudy copper with a great white head. The aroma is awesome. Lots of straight up PNW dank stank is goiní on. We got grapefruit, pine, mostly citrus leaning hops. Very fresh, very defined. The mouthfeel is medium with heavy emphasis on hops. Malts just play a filler role, barely providing some sweetness or body to showcase the bitter onslaught tantalizing my palate. The finish is dry and dank with hints at lemons, grapefruit and grass. IIPA? no. Neither the alcohol nor the volume in body is present. This is a powerfully hoppy IPA and gets plenty of praise from me as such. If it wasnít for damned Yazoo, this would be my favorite IPA from Tennessee.
BeerHawk (1790) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewpub. Hazy orange in the glass with a creamy off-white head that left good lace. Aromas of pine hops with a caramel backing. The flavor found orange peel, pine, caramel, and hints of earthiness. Medium body and medium bitterness throughout.
Butters (3590) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from downstairs at the brewery. Thanks Steve! Hazy golden color is reminiscent of a wheat beer with decent fish eye white head. Nose is just a wonderful blend of herbal and citrusy fresh hops without bowling you over. Flavor is much the same with just the right amount of noble hops to balance out the west coast stuff. This might be my favorite of the brews from these guys so far, and may be one of the best pale ales iíve ever had!
decaturstevo (4416) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An orange pour with a slightly off white head and lace. Nice aroma of grapefruit and evergreen. A rich sweet caramel maltiness with a very nice finishing bitter and a bit of earthy undertones. Medium bodied with nice carbonation.
Shag (2501) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 9, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This poured a dark orange color with a white head. The aroma contains some perfume, pine, caramel, grapefruit, and lemons. The flavor is well balanced with the malt but also very bitter. I taste some caramel as well as orange peels, grapefruit, and lemons. The finish leaves a lingering bitterness on your tongue. Overall a very well done IIPA
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark orange-red, thin off white foam. Aroma is spice, pine, light citrus fruitiness, but mostly heavy resin. Taste is just pure pine resin, spicy, some crystal malt backbone but just a bitter piney DIPA. I prefer their standard IPA.
sebletitje (6024) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
sample at brewpub, TN
pours hazy golden/orange, white head.
aroma of pine / grassy hops.
taste, bitter hops but that retains a certain sweetness level.
Typical mouthfeel of many W. coast DIPA, some spices, bitter fruits elements.
pintocb (641) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden/Orange color. Tons of hops in the nose and mouth. The feel is slick and oily. Good balance of maltiness. Nice job!