durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from my awesome mother-in-law. Pours a light clear orange with a small white head. Nose of orange and a bit of grapefruit, with lots of pith. Resiny notes that settle as it warms. Slight tropical notes from the Amarillo hops. Crisp and relatively light for an IPA. Slick palate.
woodychevy (258) - - APR 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap at thirsty monk. Another good one from these guys. Pours a clear orange color with good head retention. Full on citrus on the nose and palate without being totally overpowering. Good use of "top secret hops" to balance it out. Pretty light bodied- perfect for spring. The added citrus zest and puree give it an almost creamy mouthfeel and a tartness that is different from hops alone. Really works.
emacgee (3870) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a pretty clean golden amber with one finger of off white head. Nose shows black pepper and stone fruit with some alcohol and juicy fruit. Nice hoppy flavor with peppery notes and juicy fruit. Medium light bodied with a dry finish.
jrob21 (2350) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 9, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from the source, spring break 2014. Aroma wafts across the room. Dark orange almost red color. Orange, tangerine, tropical fruit and citrus aromas. Much of that is the same in the flavor and very enjoyable. Big bold hop flavors but all working together with a smooth caramel malt profile. Touch bitter on the finish. Good malt to give it some heft. One of the better IPAs I have had in a while.
LilBeerDoctor (3370) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Natty Greenes in Raleigh. Pours a hazy orange with a thick creamy off-white head. Aroma of hop spices, garlicky hops, grassy hops, faint citrus and fruity hops. Flavor of tart citrus hops, tart citrus pulp, grapefruit, grassy hops, sweet fruit, bitter lime. Tasty, fruity, excellent IPA. I like the addition of the blood orange- adds nice pulpy citrusy notes and tart bitterness.
OldGrowth (2477) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint at Brewpub. Good aroma sweet. Citrus. Orange. Lemon. Sugar. Jazzed reddish Orange. Good head initially faded. Spotty lace. Sweet bitter flavor. Medium bodybody. Creamy mouthfeel. Sweet bitter finish. Good stuff. Aroma best part. Flavor more bitter. Less zesty.
phaleslu (5863) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours a clear orange with a finger of soft, cream colored head. Notes of grass, florals, herbs, blood orange, grapefruit zest, and tropical fruits. Light-medium bodied, with a juicy, faintly tart mouthfeel and moderate soft carbonation. Really nice IPA; I liked what the subtle tartness from all the fresh citrus does.
GT2 (7863) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[ Tap ][ Wicked Weed ][ 4oz ][ Globe ][ Free ][ 2/8/14 ]
>> Pours clear orange, dense rocky head emerges. Good lacing. Nose is orange peel, grapefruit rind, mild cheese, fresh flowers, open up to blossom/nectar. Taste is clean, piney, lightly bitter. Dry, no sugar in finish. Solid all around.
DrSilverworm (5016) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taster on tap at Wicked Weed during RBWG. Clear orange color. Thin off-white head. Little dots and ropes of lace. Good darker orange zest in the aroma, some citrus pine. Pretty spicy hop, moderate bitter taste, zesty sweet taste. Medium to bigger body. Lighter, kind of soft, smooth carbonation. More dry finish. Very light bite. A decent fruited IPA.
Sledutah (4109) - Utah, USA - FEB 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery
Slightly cloudy golden with a big frothy off-white head and lots of lacing. Aroma of lemon peel and coriander. Flavor is floral, grainy and spices
Nice and tasty
chinchill (1364) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served at the brewpub.
Pour was amber with excellent clarity and a good head.
Lots of hop aroma and flavor, with just mild bitterness. Addition of grapefruit zest seems to affect the aroma but has minimal affect on the flavor.
Exceptional fruity/hoppy aroma.