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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Named for one of western North Carolina’s iconic landmarks. A classic American style Pale Ale brewed with British Pale and Caramel Malts, and aggressively hopped with Cascade for superior aroma and flavor. In name and in taste, a landmark beer.

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2.9
idedek (157) - USA - JUN 22, 2012
Tastes a lot like sierra but not as good watery with the same cascade finish. A little too nothing

3.4
tkrjukoff (4335) - SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2012
Tap at the brew pub. Pours clear amber with a small off white head leaving some lace. Aroma is malty, caramel, grass, a bit sweet and a bit piny. Flavor is nice and clean, a bit thin body makes it very drinkable. Malty, toasted, caramel, piny, grapefruits and good bitterness makes thus a perfect session beer together ith the modrate 4,65 ABV.

2.8
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Tempted dirty brown appearance and flavorful aroma with a strong taste with an almost warming mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2012
Originally reviewed: 10/16/08. Stopped by the brewery itself for lunch and had this brew. Came out a light copper/orange color with about a half-inch head. Pretty good retention with some spotty lacing. Smell the hops right away. This beer smells good. Some citrus scents in there as well. First thing I notice about this beer is the nice crisp hop bitterness. A little more bitter than most APAs, but very good nonetheless. Some caramel malt taste tries to balance this one out, but the hop is king here. This had a good amount of carbonation that gave it a nice crisp feeling. This was a good APA, but not my favorite of their offerings for sure.

3
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Poured out of a growler into a 1L glass mug. Appearance is a slightly hazy medium copper with a very tiny head. Nose has plenty of earthy hops along with some caramel and toffee notes from the malt. Flavor is a bit watery from the start with a quick shot of hoppy bitterness. Some earthyness from the hops quickly follows along with some caramel and biscuit. A pleasant maltyness lingers through the finish. Overall this isn’t a bad beer but the body is lacking. I also feel it is a little more hoppy than it should be and the malt kind of gets buried.

3.4
blipp (9268) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 10, 2012
Draft. Pours golden orange with a white head. Light citric hoppy aroma with some grassy notes. The flavor has floral and grassy hops, light citric fruity notes, pale clean malty notes, and not much sweetness. Pretty good.

3.6
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Draft at the brew pub. nutty and malty flavors. Some piney hop flavors, very light bittering finish.

3.5
BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2011
From sampler flight at Foothills. Excellent pale ale with a crisp bitter finish.

3.7
Braudog (6712) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Draft at the brewpub. Bright and copper. Light but still lacing. Tangy and quite citric. Sucks the moisture right out of your mouth. Delish. (#4276, 10/4/2011)

3.2
Lubiere (13900) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2011
A translucent amber ale with a thin white head. In aroma, butterscotch malt with faint British hops. In mouth, a nice honey laden malt, lingering over smooth Cascade hops, a bit light but good. On tap at the brewpub, August 13, 2011.


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