jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - MAR 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at barleys. Nice ipa, but soapy mouthfeel coats the tongue and distracts from the beer’s flavor.
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - MAR 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange with thin white head. Aroma of piney hops. Taste has nice hop flavor. Has a soapy water flavor to it. Just ok.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JAN 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a one-day-old growler. Pours hazy copper with tight beige head. The aroma is quite hoppy with more emphasis on the American hops; I also smell some graham crackers and toast. The flavor is toast, earthy bitterness, and miscellaneous fruits. The finish is just a little bit planty. Interesting.
Butters (3576) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear orange with a little head. Amazing pine citrus hop aroma. Tastes like drinking a christmas tree. Bitter orange citrus hop finish. Hopheads may love it, but I found it to be too lopsided for my taste.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a bad IPA. Pours out a nice dark coppery color with a decent tan head. aroma was fairly hoppy with notes of malt and sugar. Flavor was big on hops with a very dry citrusy finish. A nice treat. was a rather nice suprise from a local asheville brewer.
NachlamSie (2536) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
[November 8, 2008]
On tap at the brewery. Pours cloudy orange with an attractive head. The aroma calls out to me almost immediately. Man, this is dank. Hop qualities abound with loads of pot, pine, and herbs. Citrus is not immediately apparent. The flavor is dry with tons of zesty lemon, pine, herbs, ganja. I must emphasize the very fresh and very real hop strength bestowed on this beer. Asheville needed a brewery that can produce a hop monster like this one.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy gold pour frothy white head. Grapefruit and pine on the nose. Medium bodies. Fresh clean hoppy flavor.
CelticBrew (747) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at WBF, Durham NC, poured a hazy golden hue, nice white foamy head. Aroma of pungent hops, pine, citrus flowers. Flavour was full bodied, sticky mouthfeel, slight malty sweetness balanced with a nice hop bite, citrus comes through as well. Superb IPA, crisp and clean goodness.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Brewgrass. Orange pour; mostly clear with off-white head. This beer was definitely fresh, which was working for it. Lots of hops; resiny and good citrus. Slight grass. Very solid.
redmariah (1) - Nellysford, USA - SEP 23, 2008 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Best Beer at the Asheviile,NC brewing in our opinion...and we tried ALL the IPA’s...now we just have to have a distributor in VA to enjoy it!!! We brew our own and grow our own hops as well, and it gets an "A"!!!