italarican (1546) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2014
On tap at Pisgah during RBWG. Dark amber pour. Fairly resinous with a bit of caramel. A touch of medicinal cough syrup notes, although not as bad as that sounds. Definite pine and spruce in the finish. Not much other hop stuff going on. Quick fading finish that falls a bit flat. Past its prime. BeerandBlues2 (13203) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is biscuit and honey malt, earthy, pine, citrus, and resin hops with peach, pear, and pineapple esters. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, supporting sweet malt, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation Brigadier (3665) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2013
22 ounce bottle
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Thanks to buffalohead for sharing this relatively fresh East Coast imperial IPA. Packing a big punch it tastes like something that is perfect for the recent cold snap. I look forward to a chance to try a few more things at the source whenever I finally make the trip to the Carolinas.
Aroma / Appearance - Caramel brown in color the base shimmers and bubbles. Active carbonation erodes the eggshell head. Warm mandarin oranges, peaches, mango, and fresh tropical fruit infuse the air with the smell of summer.
Flavor / Palate - Peaches, mango, and a big serving of fresh fruit adhere to every corner of the palate. Fresh sliced oranges carry towards a pleasing finish. The bitterness might be short lived which is the only flaw in an otherwise excellent beer. I’d love to try it once again on draft to get a feel for what it is like at the source.
Tap @ Thirsty Monk. Orange pour. Aroma of pale malts, sugar, earth. Tastes of cereal malts, earth, paper hops. (3907) tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Pours dark orange color with off white head. Leaves plenty of lacing on the glass. Hop hop hop aroma of citrus and some pine. Flavor is a bold malt backbone with the big oily hoppy of citrus and pine. As it warms the flavors become more pronounced. Really a very good beer.
DiarmaidBHK (4785) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle from Appalachian Vintner. Pours dark, dark orange with very little head. A bit of alcohol and pine on the nose. Fairly bitter on the tongue without a ton of flavor. It’s big but I’m not feeling it. b3shine (8795) - Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Bomber to snifter (shared with jmborggren, his wife, and the Mrs.; thanks John!). Looks good; a hazy amberish orange with off-white lacing. Smells solid; bitter hops with a semi-sweet malty backbone. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Good beer. OldGrowth (3474) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2013
bottle, from Beer Study, bottled 06/13/2013. ok aroma, sweet. brown sugar, orange, honey, toasted grain, little rubber band. Tad hazed, brownish orange color color, small to no head, no lace. Sweet bitter flavor. thick body, creamy oily mouthfeel, bitter finish. meh, not doing much for me. big abv, hoppy mess, doesn’t come together well for me. too sweet, too grainy Itzjerm (2794) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Very malty I would not call this an ipa not hopped at all. Not sweet but front forward malt hops not in aroma nice lasting head not bad more like a 90 minute ipa but no hop aroma nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2012
The aroma very hoppy and sweet with citrus and pine as well as brown sugar. The appearance is amber with a small head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall it’s interesting but a bit too astringent for me.