jsmerig (1523) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Mimosa in downtown Charlotte. Pours a golden yellow with a near white foamy head. Aroma of citrus and piney hops. Taste is standard IPA. Good but nondescript. A good alternative to a Coors, Bud or Miller Lite If you are out.
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beer 50 Asheville trip! Pale golden orange. Aroma is purely bitter earthy hops. Flavor is very, very lightly caramel malts, then utterly obliterated by earthy and piney hop bitterness. I really, really like the idea behind this beer, but the hop bitterness was just too far over the top for the low gravity character here. Well worth tinkering around with though, I hope they keep trying to refine this one. Wish more brewpubs would do low alcohol but flavorful beers. Bring me a great mild!
Travlr (22523) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the source. Hazy pale yellow white, thick white head. Savannah, sitting next to me, says this one is "dang hoppy." I’ve never said dang out loud, but I agree with her. Tasty enough.
hopscotch (10761) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler... Lightly-hazed light yellow ale with a small, short-lived, fizzy, white head. The aroma offers passionfruit, grapefruit and funky, pissy hops. Light to medium-bodied with fizzy carbonation. The flavor is a perfectly-balanced merger of restrained grapefruit bitterness, mild cracker malt and light lemon acidity. Crisp, grassy finish. I could drink this all day, every day without getting totally trashed. Impressive. Kudos to Elliesbrown for sending this growler my way!
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: September 02, 2012
Appearance: clear gold, fine off white head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet citrus aroma, crystal malts, heap load of citrus hops
Body: body is a little thin but quite acceptable to get a 3.5% ipa with this much aroma and flavor
Flavor: dry and bitter flavor, dry pale malt, lots of hops, plenty of bitterness
Overall: one of the best in the session ipa category
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Stopped by the brewpub for $3 pints, and decided on this one among others. Came out a clear, pale orange with just a thin sheet of lace on top. The nose is a bounty of citrus, green veggies, grass. An earthy beer for sure. Clean slick feel moderately carbonated. This may be a session beer as far as ABV goes, but what it lacks there, it makes up for in flavor. A massive amount of hops are crammed into this "little" beer. Potent spicy hops give this beer some character. The finish is short though which keeps me sipping, and before I knew it, this one was gone. This beer isn’t what I expected, but it’s a tasty little session beer that doesn’t compromise on flavor. A surprising one that I would recommend.
haukur (1848) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - SEP 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Awesome piney aroma. Yellow with no head. Very flat on the palate but fun piney bitterness. Interesting take on the low alcahol style