Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Stopped by Duckworth’s in Charlotte last week and having never tried anything from these guys, I stared out the evening with this.
The beer presented in a tall tulip glass. A slightly hazy dark amber/gold color with a good bit of froth on top. Big hoppy aroma. Grapefruit, orange slices, honeydew melon, freshly-ground hop cones. That’s what I’m talking about. Very nice aroma. I’m excited for this one.
Moderate heft, holds up to the alcohol and flavor profile nicely. Crisp finish. Fresh hops all over the palate. Nothing tastes artificial or cheap here. Lots of fresh citrus fruity flavors, mild veggie greens, sweet honey malts - great balance! This was surprising. Such a great IPA. I am continually impressed and excited that NC is finally making some strides and improving their IPAs offered. One of the top-3 in the state IMO. Nice work, NoDa.
Dal9000 (590) - Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2017
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden yellow with a think head. Medium mixed hop taste that changes from soft to intense finish that lingers.
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puboflyons (3330) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - APR 10, 2017
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Charlotte, NC Airport. Thankful for a long layover! Hazy pale yellow heady pour. Lacing. I get citrus and pine hop notes with a more muted toasted white bread aroma. The mouthfeel is smooth, astringent, and medium. Bitterness is more profound and the same citrus and pine notes jump in. Lingers at the end.
Ernest (7600) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2017
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can (Feb 24, 2017 canning).
Head is initially average sized to large, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately to heavily hoppy (grapefruit, resin, grass), lightly yeasty (dough).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, heavily bitter.
Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
Land o’ goshen, this is a hop bomb and then some. Both in the aroma and in the blistering bitterness. I wouldn’t say it’s out of place for a West Coast styled IPA, but phew...too overboard for me, and too one-dimensional too. And not the sort of hop aromas that make me giddy. Even Stone doesn’t make stuff this aggressive anymore, even though their marketing still pretends they do. It’s clean, though, just a bit of raw vitamin B...and there is a certain sense of fun to something this balls-out.
Terminus (3662) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 1, 2017
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at a bar in the Charlotte NC airport
Pours deep orange hue with a very nice soapy white head and great thick lacing. Whispy and lots of "ghosts" Nose is piney, grapefruit lots of toasted malt base. very nice somewhat old school with a hint of modern IPA notes (floral). Flavors are all mostly traditional yet clean IPA flavors-lots of grapefruit, pine, lite floral notes with a very nice toasted pale grain base-very cracker like malt profile that makes for a very nice dry finish. This is a world class IPA here. I would love to get more of this stuff! I had to drink this sample pretty quickly so i could catch my flight. great brew!
jksipa (863) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2017
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at A Taste of Carolina at CLT. Clear medium amber with a two finger off white head that fades slowly and leaves some patchy lace. Nose has lots of pine and citrus. Light sweet malt with a medium+ bitterness. Mouth is medium slick with average carbonation. Decent.
60minuteman (1605) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2017
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Uptown Bar in Chalrotte airport. Pine tree hop, prickly bitterness, citrus rind, caramel and spicy floralness. Harsh and biting loving this stuff.
williamstome (1813) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 2, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2017 Had at a Nascar themed airport restaurant in charlotte, so this was a really pleasant surprise. Nice gold pour, big white head. Fresh bitter aroma and flavor, of grass, lemon, grapefruit, and camel malt. Great stuff.
travita (4956) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Good solid IPA . Nice fruit character with some slight dank. Clear look. Off white head. Golden in color.
BelgianBeerGal (4014) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallboy can from Craft and Draft in Columbia; first from this brewery for me. Pours a clear gold color with a nice, foamy white head and lacing. Aroma is sweet, fresh, green hops with a little spice plus caramel malt. Nice flavor with some dank earthiness and almost a melon trait too. Pretty interesting and tasty.
superspak (5315) - Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 7/18/2016. Pours slightly hazy orange/amber color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, apricot, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, light caramel/nuttiness, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of juicy citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, apricot, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, light caramel/nuttiness, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, apricot, mango, lemon/orange rind, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and minimal lingering hop astringency after the finish. Moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, sticky/resinous, and fairly creamy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Minimal warming alcohol for 7.2%. Overall this is an excellent IPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink, despite the aggressive bitterness. A very enjoyable offering.