Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewpub, listed at 4.8% on the board. Pours a hazy amber color with a thin creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of floral, citrus hops, biscuit malts and a bit of caramel. The taste is citrus hops, biscuit and caramel malts. Medium bodied, high carbonation, slight lingering bitterness.
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at tavern. Pours yellow with a slight orange tint and a thin white head. Citrus notes on the nose and on the tongue but they fade as the beer warms I get a it of the malt on the finish which is fairly clean. Eh!
NachlamSie (2536) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint at the brewpub. Well, it seems that Tipping Point has decided to brew a Sierra Nevada clone. Not that there is anything at all wrong with that. This is a slightly more intense brew than SNPA, perhaps like their Anniversary Ale. Aroma and flavor match perfectly with clean and even bready malts and hearty, but not explosive, piney hops with light grapefruity hints. It is well balanced and enjoyable to drink.
bubbleflubber (1637) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Tipping Point Tavern in Waynesville. Pours a golden honey into the glass, with an initial head that dissipates to nothing. The nose is of pine. Flavors concentrate highly on bitters and feel a bit under-balanced with supporting malt contingencies. I do pick up grains and lemony citrus with a Fruit Loops sweetness in the mid-palate. A lingering bitter closes the pull. This feels lighter in the body than the traditional IPA, yearning for a bit more substance on the palate to pull it together. For a brand new brewery, it certainly shows promise for a bright future.