HighlanderOne (886) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Wedge.
Fruit cocktail aroma.
Orange amber thin head.
Taste sensation of floral grapefruit hops with wild cherry notes and something that I couldn’t identify but I liked.
Bold, raw feel.
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. Brownish orange pour - a little cloudy. Sweet aroma with touch of grassy hops. Flavor is similar - very bready/toasty with caramel and honey sweetness and earthy hops. Dry finish.
Shag (2445) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poured a dark yellow color with a moderate head. The aroma contained pine, perfume, and oranges. The flavor was rather bitter with more oranges showing up. The malt presence was certainly there. Overall a nice IPA.
beernovice39 (2785) - Montana, USA - FEB 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewer 7.4% abv. Pours an orange with a white head. Nice hoppy floral scent. Taste is crisp and balanced between caramel and citrus. My favorite from them at the moment.
bubbleflubber (1465) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught from the brewery. Pours a wonderful hazed orange with a soapy head that leaves window-wash lacing. The nose reminds me of a country farm, with silage and hay, just gorgeously comforting. English bitters, tannins, malt, oranges, peel/rind, biscuit flour and a bready essence are well-balanced against a nice earthy lingering bitter finish. The mouthfeel is round with soft carbonation; a smooth, easy drinking palate and medium body accompany. Pretty delicious.
ChainGangGuy (4132) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Dispensed a near clear, light coppery body with a standard, sufficient, white head.
Smell: A nicely aromatic, playful back-and-forth of honeyish, bready malts and citrus, spicy hops.
Taste: A maltiness of faintly toasted bread given sweet honeyed accents. An opening of fruity citrus with growing flavors of lemon and tangerine, then a bit of earthy spiciness. Medium bitterness. Persistent honey character in the final moments. Finishes fairly dry with a touch of enduring bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: A tasty, well-balanced India Pale Ale. Stop in and give it a try when in the Asheville area.
DrinkEmUpJones (1021) - Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very cloudy orange with light white lacing. Light aromas of grapefruit and grass. Medium-bodied palate is very balanced and slightly oily, which takes the edge off the bold hops. This is dead-on what an IPA should be.
zizzybalubba (1161) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2012 On tap at the brewery in Asheville. Hazy, dark orange pour with a short off-white head. Faint citrus and floral hop aroma. The taste offers bitter grapefruit rind and pine needles. Flavor is well balanced. A very good easy-drinking IPA...Replaces my original review from June 2010 at Mellow Mushroom, Asheville. (Aroma-7, Appearance-3, Taste-6, Palate-3, Overall-13 for a total score of 3.2).
lithy (2997) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark caramel orange, whitish head. Heavy caramel aroma, bitter hop bite. Taste is spicy, very bitter, not very flavorful hop profile, caramel.
Drake (6600) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler from the brewery. Pours a hazy copper color with a medium tan head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of herbal, resiny hops with some pale malty notes. Taste is big bitter herbal hops with a bit of citrus, some nutty notes and caramel malts. Medium bodied. Very bitter. Decent IPA but could use more balance.