rdixon77 (2872) - Georgia, USA - APR 10, 2015 Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stopped by the pub for some Sexual Chocolate after work yesterday, after which I decided on this as my "cool down" beer.
Came out a crystal clear orange, no haze at all. Nice finger-width foamy cap. Good lace sticks to the glass. Smells fresh with lemon-lime, orange zest, grassy hops. Not too sharp, but just a nice pleasant citrus aroma. The body is easy-drinking. Moderate-to-light body, good carbonation, clean finish.
My buddy got the Hoppyum as his "closer," so I took some sips to compare this version to their standard IPA. I’ve also had that one many times, so I had a nice comparison. Where that beer is juicy and fresh-tasting, this beer comes across a little muted. This is more like an IPA-light. Definitive bittering hops, but there is no lasting flavor on the finish. Mild citrus, slight peppery flavor. Finish is a little dull.
All in all, I much prefer their Hoppyum to this one, but it wasn’t too bad. I may have it again, but most likely will reach for better tasting IPAs when available.
Old rating. Pretty run of the mill craft ipa. Orange colors. Grapefruit, pine, big malts, sweet. Okay. rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - APR 23, 2014
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a slightly hazy dark medium orange with a half finger white head. Head retention is not that good with just some mild lacing.
Aroma is typical of what I would consider a classic East coast IPA. Very heavy on the earthy, piny hops with a healthy dose of malt thrown in for good measure. A touch of caramel and biscuit.
Flavor is hop-heavy from the get go with pine and tree bark and lots of bitterness. A bit of a soapy flavor that then transitions into caramel and biscuit. Bitterness is present throughout and lingers long into the finish. Mouthfeel is a touch on the watery side finishing a bit sticky.
Overall, this beer isn’t bad but there is nothing at all to make it stand out. In this day and age where everyone has an IPA, this one is just mediocre.
woodychevy (874) - - FEB 22, 2014
Not my favorite IPA but not bad. Pours a slightly hazy orange. Small, watery head. Sweet on the nose. Taste is pretty hoppy with grapefruit and some perfume notes. Malt is a bit sweet and finish is sort of resiny and mouth puckering. Nothing compared to the Hoppyum.
k0mpsa (2999) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JAN 4, 2014
Tap at winslows, greenville nc. Clear deep golden color, white head. Aroma is hoppy, fruity and malty. Malty body, hoppy, fruity, dry finish. Decent ipa. DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Good ipa, bottle from peabodys in boone, overall a nice drinking IPA, enjoyed
swright752 (20) - - DEC 31, 2013
Clear golden color with a white head and lacing down the glass. Taste like eating a big sativa nugget with citrus notes busting out of the nose. OldGrowth (3474) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Pint at Doherty’s Tavern Cary. Fjle this under "I havent rated this yet? Howd that happen. Ok aroma. Sweet. Cirtus. On the grapefruit side of things. Little pine. Minor toast bread thing. Clean golden orange color, lively carbonation. Good head and lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Medium body light creamy mouthfeel bitter finish. Good. Not gonna wow you. Finr it odd Foothills did this as they have hoppyum and then Jade. But solid enough. decaturstevo (6257) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Orange pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma is sweet caramel malt, citrus hops, and a hinto perfumy/floral. Sweet caramel malt with a nice resiny bitter finish. Medium body with good carbonation. pretty nice Itzjerm (2959) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - OCT 7, 2013
This is laughable as an ipa. No aroma e crept malt. Light bitterness but boring in taste abysmal. One of worst ipa ivedrank. penguinfinity (107) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Bottle. Smells strong and sweet. Pours thick, dark yellow with a little sediment. Taste is complex, starts smooth but quickly becomes and finishes bitter and strong. I am not a fan of the IPA style, but this is good to taste, not something I would buy again though.