chinchill (5314) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2016
Pint served at the brewpub (from Oct. 2011 notes). .
Clear, dark amber with a thin light tan head. Leaves some lacing.
Light aroma with hops and malt in about equal proportion.
Taste starts mainly malty, turns more hoppy, finishes with a mostly hoppy, and has a surprisingly strong and long lasting hop aftertaste. The N. American hops make this a bit earthy and more bitter than an average pale ale.
Medium body with some crispness. Quite dry.
A unique and pleasing new worth seeking out. Classified by brewer as an IPL. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Shag (3045) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Date: October 29, 2011
Appearance: clear copper, frothy off white head, lots of sticky lace
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma, light floral and citrus hops, hint of spicyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of hops, crisp citrus, light bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
Amber color with a white head. Aroma contains some caramel, pine, and graapefruit. Flavor is somewhat bitter with some caramel, orange, grapefruit and toffee. Although its a lager very similar to an east coast IPA. Overall a good session beer. Cybercat (6145) - Georgia, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Comes out of the tap a clear, appetizing amber with a thin white head that may be an artifact of the pour. Malty aroma has a hoppy undertone and a fruity hint. Hoppy flavor has a malty undertone and floral, apple and pear hints. Firm-bodied, strongly tingly texture leaves a hoppy, fizzy and slightly woody finish. The best of both worlds indeed!