3fourths (8462) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pine, sugar / simple syrup, tropical fruit, bubble gum, burnt nuts. Sharp biting texture. Low carbonation. Syrupy film of a finish. Peach and apricot gum and concrete mix. Bitter, sweet, flabby.
BeerandBlues2 (10514) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is dank, earthy, pine, and herbal hops with biscuit malt and pear esters. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, supporting malt, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
OldGrowth (2850) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint at brewery
Good aroma sweet. Citrus. Grapefruit. Grassy weedy. Little toffee. Hazy brownish orange color. Ok head and lace. Biitter flavor. Medium body creamy mouthfeel. Bitter finish. Pretty tasty. Big bitterness about it. Solid ipa.
HopTsing (448) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the tap came a hazy amber brew with a thin white head. Medium bodied with aromas of orange and butt crack. Malty flavor with a good balanced lingering malt/hop presence.
tia (1112) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ brewery. Orangey with thin dissipating head. Dank weedy, light cat piss, and a faint perfume- plus I almost get a meaty aroma. Bitter and a little perfumey. More bubbly feeling than some IPAs.
woodychevy (572) - - AUG 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
had on tap at the brewery. a solid ipa. somewhat suprised at the rating of 95. think this is a decent, solid ipa but was by no means blown away. definitely the right color, nice aroma and balanaced all the way through. good maltiness to it- hops are there but not as much as I would like. sort of lacking the hoppy finish that the best ipa’s have mastered. some would say balanced but to they are playing it a bit safe with this one. appealing to the masses- can definitely see why it’s their most popular brew. very nice way to wash down the complimentary bowls of peanuts. wish they offered a flight so could have tasted them all - was intrigued by the hemp brown ale on tap.
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler thanks to Bryan at Westbrook! Cloudy orange pour with a white head. Sweetish aroma with citrus and earthy hops. Similar sweet flavor with citrus and earthy hop bitterness at the end.
drsordr (1387) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pour cloudy orange. Floral hop nose, almost like insense. Mango hop taste with some orange peel. Nice bitter mid palate and long finish.
jstraw (1942) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky orange-amber with good, foamy, off-white head / Earthy, dull nose of pine, citrus, and caramel / Medium body, somewhat sweet and sour, moderate hop bite with light bitter finish / Flavors of sour malt, muddy pine, mixed citrus, and caramel / Mediocre.
Kinz (3414) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer 22 Asheville trip. Poured a light clear orange, nice head. Aroma was, well, quite hoppy, citric and earthy. Flavor was balancing caramel accented malts, and a bracing hop finish, surprisingly floral and grassy in nature. A well constructed IPA, although the hop profile wasn’t my favorite in the world.