bikerunbeerman (8) - Grinch Mountain, North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Must have local beer from Asheville, NC. Exceptional DIPA. Beautiful reddish-orange beer with a sweet vanilla-white head...gorgeous! Nice sweet citrus and pine flavors with a massive hop-bite finish...oh yum! a stronger cousin to the Iron Rail IPA(also an exceptional ale). This IPA has definitely been workin’ out and may be on steroids! Go to the brewery tasting room, get comfy, eat free peanuts and feed some to Ozzie, the bar’s Australian Shepard(he cracks them & gets out the nut). It don’t get any better than this!
drsordr (572) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft pour cloudy orange. Nose of Mano fruit, pine, and caramel malt. Taste grapefruit bitterness, sweet mid palate, and ends with alcohol burn.
Shag (2501) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JAN 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This poured a dark orange with a white head. Aroma contains some citrus, perfume, and alcohol. The flavor contains some oranges, pine, lemons, and grapefruit. Some sweetness is present. This is one big badass beer. Aftertaste is bittersweet and boozy. Overall kick arse.
jbruner (1738) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden orange on tap with fluffy white head and good lacing. Aroma of heavy hops, citrus and pine, with a slight caramel malt on the back end. Taste follows, incredibly bitter finish, in a good way, and a sweet undertone that hides the alcohol dangerously well. I could drink a lot of these when they are fresh like at the brewery.
Kinz (3111) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer 23 Asheville trip. Medium to light slightly hazy orange with a nice head. aroma is a load of bitter citrus and pine hops, caramel notes. Flavor is a match. Pretty much a textbook IIPA. Liked this one as well.
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Warm orange color. Advertised as an IPA/barley wine. Smells like a typical IPA. Flavor is floral and bright. Much more IPA than barley wine
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Orangish amber in color with a medium-sized white head. Nice orange and citrus aroma with complex hops and a bit of sweet malt. Pale and caramel malt base with grapefruit, tangerine, and resinous hops as well as some honey. Dry and bitter. Mouthfeel is nice, medium-plus bodied with good carbonation and you can feel the IBUs. Nice DIPA overall.
anders37 (14818) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a dark orange amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty piney grapefruit aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter piney grapefruit flavor with hints of caramel. Has a sweetish malty hoppy bitter piney grapefruit finish.
DrinkEmUpJones (1058) - Georgia, USA - JUN 20, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark crimson. Mild aromas of bread malt and dried/candied fruit like figs, cherries & currant. Macerated cherry & raspberry on the palate. It’s very good, would especially be good in the fall, BUT, not a lot of hops?? Definately not what I"d expect from a double IPA. Obviously a less pungent hop was used here than the standard Cascade, etc. Not what I expected, but very, very good.
aracauna (2936) - Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A little disappointed in this one. Not really hoppy at all, but not bad bouquet of big beer aroma.
NachlamSie (2542) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap into a goblet at the brewery. Pours an orange/red color with just a ring of a head. It’s pretty hoppy but doesn’t quite pop due to the intense malts. I mostly get raisins, brown sugar in the aroma with a little pineapple, grass and ammonia sticking out. The palate is thick but not overly sticky. More brown sugar and hints at dates are in the flavor, reminding me of a barleywine. The hops are here to provide a tropical zest, especially in the finish as it gets grassy and herbal. This is super malty though.