PaperKnife (82) - - MAY 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Cloudy orange, wispy white head. Aroma is citrus, grainy, some pepper. Bitter, malt, citrus, and sweet finish.
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewery. Poured copper with a medium-sized off-white head. Aroma and flavor were piney and grapefruity hops, some caramel malt. Medium mouthfeel. Solid, but the least interesting beer I tried at the brewery.
gvmdw7 (188) - California, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a hazy orange hue. Smelled citrusy. First impression of the taste was primarily lemon. Eventually that faded and only bitterness was left. They used a lot of hops, but I think it lacked much of the character I’d expect from an IPA
nickd717 (4107) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Slightly hazy copper color with a small white head on top. Bright and fruity hop aroma with some sweet malt and cereal grain notes. Orange and apricots on the flavor. Dry, earthy, and balanced; tasty yet not overly bitter. Medium body with average carbonation. Solid IPA.
Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep Orange, big head, clear/translucent.Light aroma of pine @ earthy hops. Mouthfeel is very dry, flavor is papery, earthy hops. From a Growler shared at Curtis’s tasting.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery...pour yields a lucid mostly opaque copper orange toned liquid that is topped with a thin to medium creamy white head... Grassy and herbal hopped tinged aroma first with a citrus orange and tangerine-like backing... Piney and herbal hop flavors to start thing off, perhapa a little spruce and followed up by sweeter grapefruit and citrus while an adequate caramel malt for a little balance medium to fuller bodied before finishing of with a bitter bite. Solid and enjoyed
Braudog (6255) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Dark amber. Quite rich and malty, but with a nice acidity riding the top of the flavor wave. Very nice end to a long day of beer in Asheville. (#4316, 10/5/2011)
tmongoose (2150) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at the wedge, amber orange color with minimal white head. the aroma of citrus and floral undertones and the balance malt earthiness flavor is awesome. the hops are so well balanced and the tast of the citrus dancing on your tongue. the hop finish stays on your tongue even after the last swallow.
j12601 (9549) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this during the 2011 Shenandoah Throwdown. Pours a clear orange with a thin white head. Spicy hops, toast and citrus. Earthy, malt, sweet toast. Toast and earthy malt, caramel. Long grapefruit and earthy toast.
DiarmaidBHK (4151) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours orange from tap with a thin white head. Big floral notes on nose. Massive burst of hop flavor on the tongue almost sweet in it’s intensity with a nice floral dry finish. One of the best IPA’s I’ve had in my brief experience.