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!
phaleslu (6397) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft in a taster at the brewery. Had this right after Iron Rail, which I guess was appropriate. Pours a cloudy bright orange- actually clearer than its lighter counterpart- with an off-white head that laces the glass. Notes of citrus fruits, caramel malts, pine resin, florals, and nectar. Medium-bodied, with a chewy, resinous mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. As with Iron Rail, I liked this better than I expected. Good imperial version.
rondphoto (1929) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap @ Wedge Brewing --- Clear dark amber. good head cover, splotches of lace. Sweet caramel malt is joined by medium citrus hops and sweet toffee in the palate for a tandem ride to an long, extended finish. Absolutely terrific balance, well designed, very satisfying, highly drinkable. Be careful: alcohol is deceptive. Whoosh!
deyholla (6605) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery during RBWG 2014. Pours a hazy amber with a near white head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has an earthy citrus with a bit of pine and a sweet bread backbone. Flavor has a nice pine and sweet bread combination with a bit of grapefruit underlying as well as a touch of booze.
jtclockwork (8240) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at brewery. Pours cloudy orange gold. Nose and taste of toffee, sticky alcohol soaked fruits and caramel. Full bodied.
BeerandBlues2 (9596) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is toast, cookie and biscuit malt, alcohol, pear and apple esters with spicy, floral, and herbal hops. Flavor is sweet malt dominant with spicy alcohol, fruity esters, medium hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium to full body and medium carbonation.
b3shine (5335) - Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster at Wedge during RBWG. Looks good; a fairly transparent dark orange with eggshell lacing. Smells sweet, hoppy, and malty. Tastes like it smells with a nice moufeel. A good example of the style.
drsordr (1045) - 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 (2603) - 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 (2296) - Athens, Georgia, 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 (3279) - 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.