Pisgah Brewing Company Reviews




CaskGuru66
4.4
Pisgah Greybeard IPA
Not your usual hi hop American IPA, but has flavor and a certain farmhouse approach that really appeals to me ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, May 27, 2017

Dogbrick
3.5
Pisgah Greybeard IPA
Sample at Hoof Hearted during the "Konkey Dong - Can Release Party" on 05/07/2017. Cloudy golden color with a medium white head that recedes steadily to a film. Stringy lacing. Aroma of citrus, hops and malt. Medium body with flavors of resiny hops, grapefruit and malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a citrusy hop aftertaste. Decent overall.
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Homer321
3.3
Pisgah Nitro Stout
Draft at source. Nitro. Aroma is deep chocolate with a coffee overtone. Roasty. Taste is less roasty. A touch thin. Seemingly bland. Drinkable but itís just like, a stout, man. Could use a little more complexity I guess. Ok.
Saturday, May 13, 2017

Homer321
3.9
Pisgah Vanilla Porter
Draft at source. Nitro. Vanilla sweet nose. Light cocoa. Sweet velvety chocolate with a luscious mouthfeel. Tatses like a liquid candy at but never too sweet. Wow. This is just great. Really. A ton of chocolate without bitterness, smooth but not sweet. Wowe.
Saturday, May 13, 2017

Homer321
3.1
Pisgah Pale Ale
Draft at source. Nose is mildly hoppy. Light fruity notes. Taste is lightly bready. Seemingly mild for hops. Lightly sweet. Ok. Good really but not as a pale ale
Saturday, May 13, 2017

Homer321
3.6
Pisgah Red Devil
Draft at source. Red pour. Hazy. Small white head. Nose is super berry fruit. Taste follows a ton of berry flavor bubnit too sweet. Really pleasant.
Saturday, May 13, 2017

Homer321
3.9
Pisgah Solstice Tripel
Draft at source. Fairly clear light yellow with a small white head. Bubble continuously use from the glass. Aroma is like a duvil. Lightly peppery effervescent. Bubbles in the nose. Light honey flavor. A great Belgian beer really. Very pleasant yeast character to this beer.
Saturday, May 13, 2017

Homer321
3.3
Pisgah Cherry Wheat
Draft at source. Hazy reddish gold with a small white head. Strong cherry aroma. Sweet. Taste follows witha. Subtle sweetness. Not artificial but just a touch sweet. Maybe light carbonation? Bump it up a touch to break up the mouthfeel? Nice.
Saturday, May 13, 2017

Homer321
3.5
Pisgah L.E.A.F.
Draft at source. Earthy toasty malt aroma. Light bready flavors. Not too bad for a style that most places just brew to have. The earthiness is really pleasant and dry without all that crappy caramel sweetness to it. Solid.
Saturday, May 13, 2017

Homer321
3.4
Pisgah Porter
Draft at source. Light brown pour with a small off white to tan head. Light chocolate and cocoa on the nose. A subtle vanilla component to it. Solid.
Saturday, May 13, 2017

Homer321
2.9
Pisgah Blueberry Wheat
Draft at source. Hazy blonde pour with a small white head. Strong blueberry and candy sugar sweetness on the nose. Tastebis similarly artificial and candy like. Blueberry extract flavor just kills this. Edit. Menu says blueberry concentrate. So I guess it isnít extract. Bubfor me it just has a candy sweetness that is weird.
Saturday, May 13, 2017

Homer321
3.8
Pisgah Je Ne Sais Quad
Draft at source. Strong grape and grape juice aroma. Clear deep red. Small off white head. Notes of alcohol, wood, vanilla all in the first sip. Wowe. Vanilla and light woody tannins instemsofy and add to the grapey character. Pleasantly dry but not too thin. This is really nice. The base beer could be more complex but the wine barrel just gives it a great overall flavor. Nice
Saturday, May 13, 2017

Homer321
3.4
Pisgah Chocolate Valdez
Draft at source. A bitter coffee and chocolate aroma. A lot of coffee. Black pour, tan head. Taste is dominated by coffee. A touch of cocoa. Pretty two dimensional but not a bad beer. Just seemingly plain.
Saturday, May 13, 2017

Homer321
3.3
Pisgah Flatiron Pale Ale
Draft at source. Subtle bready malt followed by a light citrus hop aroma. Light lemon hop flavor. Dry finish. Decent.
Saturday, May 13, 2017

Homer321
3.3
Pisgah Chocolatized Vortex II
Draft at source. Strong cocoa powder and chocolate aroma. Black pour with a small tan head. Taste follows. Just a ton of chocolate. Like a dark chocolate candy bar. A touch of pepper in the finish. Pretty much a chocolate bomb
Saturday, May 13, 2017

Homer321
3.3
Pisgah Greybeard IPA
Draft at source. Light fruity esterson the nose. Floral hop notes. Taste is light Pilsner malt with a lemon hop flavor. Ok. Dry.
Saturday, May 13, 2017

drpimento
3.3
Pisgah 10th Anniversary Vanilla Oatmeal Porter
Aroma was decent although vanilla dominated there was some roast and a little Cocoa. Flavor wasnít nearly as good kind of a mismash that didnít blend well together some molasses little bit of licorice couldnít pick up on the oatmeal texture, roasty, a lot of vanilla and a bit of cocoa some high points body was not that great
Saturday, April 8, 2017

jrob21
2.7
Pisgah Metanoia
So been sitting on this for a while. That was a mistake. If you have one of these drink it at your peril! Itís not that bad actually. Just not what was intended I donít think. All carb is gone at this point and you have funky metallic grape juice left.
Friday, March 17, 2017

mbgrayson
3.8
Pisgah Chocolatized Vortex II
Pours deep dark brown, with a nice tan head. Aroma is very much chocolate. Taste is rich and chocolatey, with the alcohol well hidden. This is very smooth and drinkable chocolate stout, and I give it a clear íthumbs upí.
Friday, January 20, 2017

Tmoney99
3.9
Pisgah Mountain County Stout
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted dark chocolate and wood aroma. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy complex sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where met with a solid drinkable beer.
Monday, January 9, 2017

strap
3.7
Pisgah Greybeard IPA
Cloudy yellow with white head. Grapefruit Aroma very appetizing. Taste is basic IPA
Friday, December 30, 2016

alexsdad06
3.9
Pisgah Mountain County Stout
22 oz bottle from Appalachian Vintner shared with Tmoney99, wihorock and Joe. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, dark chocolate, light coffee, light barrel, wood, well integrated flavors, I like this.
Sunday, December 18, 2016

emacgee
3.4
Pisgah Vortex II (Bourbon Barrel)
Iíve had this one for a few years. Should have drank it already. Pour doesnít carry the weight it seems it should for an RIS. Dark burnt wood brown with one finger of dark tan head. Nose is kind of muted with some oxidized dark malt and papery notes, a touch of wood and barrel comes through, and some burnt sugar. Papery dark malt in the flavor with faded stout character and little to no discernible barrel character. Medium bodied and soft carbonation with a touch of warmth.
Thursday, November 24, 2016

emacgee
3.5
Pisgah Cosmos (Rum Barrel)
Bought this thing like 3 years ago and finally drinking one. Dark charred wood brown pour with a thin and pretty short lived mocha tan head. Nose shows some dark dried fruit, alcohol, raisin, prune, a touch of oxidation, and vanilla. Dried fruit in the flavor with some warmth and a touch of oxidized dark malt. Not a ton of body and a hint of burnt grain. Medium with a soft carbonation. I honestly expected this to be awful but itís pretty fine.
Thursday, November 24, 2016

Reynolds314
4.1
Pisgah Valdez
Can thanks to travlr. Really great beer. Black brown with tan head poured from a can. Aroma is rich nutty roasty coffee and light bready malts. Taste is balanced sweetness and roast with really nice coffee flavor. Surprisingly great stuff.
Saturday, November 5, 2016

Leighton
3.7
Pisgah Vortex I
Draft at the brewery taproom during RBWG 2014. Pours clear, rich orange-gold with a foamy, mostly white head. A fairly dank and resinous DIPA, with ample ripe and chewy citrus fruits, orange, some bready sugars. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Resinous and warming in the finish, with more juicy, chewy citrus fruits. Not bad overall.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Leighton
3.7
Pisgah Porter
Draft at the brewery taproom during RBWG 2014. Pours deep brown with a frothy, beige cap. A very decent, very tasty overall porter. Mellow chocolate notes, present roasty character, enough bitterness. Light to medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Nice balance in the finish, with a bit of bittersweet chocolate. Good one.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Leighton
3.6
Pisgah Hellbender Barley Wine
Draft at the brewery taproom during RBWG 2014. Pours reddish brown with a foamy topping. Good, but certainly punchy with notable alcohol character. Notes of toffee, ripe fruits, a little earth. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warming finish with some brown bread, toffee, caramel, ripe berries. Not bad, but heavy.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Leighton
4
Pisgah Siete Equis
Draft at the brewery taproom during RBWG 2014. Pours copper-gold with a frothy cap. Nice lightly toasted bready malt aroma. Light to medium sweet flavour with more fetching bready character, hints of berries, low bitterness, nips of caramel. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Leaves an impression of fresh, tasty bread. Wonderful.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Leighton
3.7
Pisgah Greybeard IPA
Draft at the brewery taproom during RBWG 2014. Pours gold with a foamy, white head. Solid IPA, well balanced. Lightly resinous, with notes of grapefruit, citrus rind, bitter pine. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Good balance to the finish. Nice beer.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Leighton
3.6
Pisgah Polar Vortex
Draft at the brewery tap during RBWG 2014 - Asheville. Pours clear gold with a foamy, white head. Nice beer, with notes of pale biscuits, honey, toasty cereal. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Finishes with more biscuity sweetness, low bitterness. Enjoyable.
Sunday, October 30, 2016

Leighton
3.6
Pisgah Vortex II (Bourbon Barrel)
Bottle on the bus during RBWG 2014 - Asheville. Pours clear brown with a creamy, tan head. Sugary, with some dark malt character, chocolate, dark fruits. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet in the finish with light woody notes, raisins, figs. Not bad on the whole.
Sunday, October 30, 2016

tmoreau
4
Pisgah Mountain County Stout
Shared bomber poured to snifters showing a black/brown hue, with a presentable layer of tan froth, and wavy cling to the lacing. The nose was roasted, cocoa & sweetness, with hints of barrel induced vanilla & coconut. Medium to full bodied, the texture was a bit sticky & syrupy, with moderate carbonation. The taste was similar notes as the aromaís, with decent alcohol presence, roasted & earthy bitterness, and a little trailing tartness. A solidly robust Imp. Stout.
Sunday, October 23, 2016

eRock_2013
3.7
Pisgah Pale Ale
Enjoyed this fine craft brew on tap in Asheville. Poured a slightly hazy orange copper, with a steady layer of white foamy head, overall a very appealing display. Starts off a bit mild in the flavor but builds to a slightly resiny hop bitterness. Most interesting however is the surprisingly malty aspect to this otherwise standard pale ale. Lots of fresh grain and caramel malt. Rounded out with a smooth medium bodied texture. An excellent example of the style! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, October 3, 2016

sonnycheeba
3
Pisgah Pale Ale
Tap. Pours hazy amber. Aroma is toasted and light caramel malts, faint floral notes, and some spice. Flavor is sharp grassy hop notes, dry toasted malt base, grapefruit, and some floral notes. Medium body.
Sunday, September 4, 2016

snoworsummer
3
Pisgah Pale Ale
Draft. Pours opaque amber with a fizzy white head. Tastes like grapefruit hops, resin, caramel malt, and butter toffee. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like grapefruit hops, resin, caramel malt, and butter toffee.
Sunday, September 4, 2016

thegreenrooster
3
Pisgah Greybeard IPA
Pour is a hazy golden with a large white head. Aroma is a slight citrus and tropical fruit. The hop aromas are there but nothing over the top. Flavor is some pineapple and a big hit of bitterness. Again nothing stands out, itís just kind a dull hop flavor. Finish is more bitterness and a clean finish. Kind of a basic no frills IPA.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

rxeight
3.2
Pisgah Mountain County Stout
Large format bottle. Dark brown pour. Aroma is almost no existent. Taste is light barrel, dark malt. Some cocoa. Not getting any coffee. Flavors are all really light and subtle. Could barely taste this late in a bottle share.
Friday, August 26, 2016

drfabulous
3.7
Pisgah Mountain County Stout
Bottle shared at Toddís. Sticky and sweet stout with molasses and a somewhat light body.
Saturday, August 20, 2016

AWISLguy
4
Pisgah Mountain County Stout
650ml bottle from Bruisin Ales in Asheville. Shared with bananabi11. Black pour with a brown head. So often looking for that, so often disappointed. Nose is big whiskey and chocolate. Some caramel. Taste is of strong bakers chocolate, sweet vanilla from the barrel and a solid caramel malt base. Very tasty blend! Quite sweet, but the chocolate fights through to supply some balance. Full bodied with some alcohol presence, although not as much as the nose would seem. Finishes long, strong and leaning to the sweet side of bittersweet. This was a surprisingly excellent brew. 15.3
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

SHIG
3.8
Pisgah Vortex II
Bottle: Poured a black with a tan head, Aroma was boozy with rich malts. Taste was sweet malts, alcohol burn, and very boozy.
Sunday, August 14, 2016

Bailz316
4.1
Pisgah Solstice Tripel
Big bomber. Pours a light blond with serious white head. Good lacing. Aromas of bananas, cloves. Light mouth feel. Very drinkable, highly recommended.
Saturday, August 13, 2016

bubbleflubber
4.1
Asheville Brewerís Alliance Imperial Session IPA
Pours from the brewery a golden-straw into the glass, with a nice 3-finger head that leaves chunky lacing. The nose is dank, of both floral and citrus notes. Flavors are of orange, lemon, grapefruit, vegetal notes, dank hops, with a raw, lingering citric-pine finish. Intricacies are perfect here, with the light grain-bill supporting the hops beautifully. This makes for a medium-bodied mouthfeel that has substance and complexity without an overbearing malt presence on the palate (hence the IPA classification, instead of DIPA). This is extremely sessionable, provides an easy quaff, has complexity for days, and goes down perfectly during hot summer months. Not much more to say than yet another superb offering out of Asheville, which I might add is brewing some of the best brews in the country now. (Note: The Asheville Brewerís Alliance includes the following breweries [in order of joining] - Highland, Greenman, Catawba, Asheville Brewing Company, French Broad, Pisgah, Wedge, Oysterhouse, Lexington Avenue Brewing, Nantahala, Southern Appalachian, Altamont, Bearwaters, Blind Squirrel, Hi-Wire, Wicked Weed, Andrews, Appalachian Mountain, Blue Mountain, Burial, Innovation, Lookout, Oskar Blues, Thirsty Monk, Tipping Point, Boojum, One World, Sierra Nevada, Twin Lear, Bhramari, Lazy Hiker, Blue Ghost, Habitat and New Belgium Breweries.) Talk about a packed house! Kudos to these fine brewers and their fine collaborative offering!! (Brewed and bottled by Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain, NC.)
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

bubbleflubber
3.7
Pisgah Double IPA
On tap at the brewery, this pours golden-orange into the glass with a wispy white head that leaves medium soapy lace. The nose is citric with some light sourdough notes. Flavored are certainly bitter from start to finish, with citrus hops and doughy malt undertones. The finish is a long, lingering peppery bitter that ends the pull nicely. Definitely for hopheads, as the medium body and light citrus-melon doughy backbone is held in check to let the bitterness shine through the palate. A nice take on a West Coast DIPA here, for sure.
Sunday, August 7, 2016

chinchill
3.9
Pisgah 10th Anniversary Vanilla Oatmeal Porter
Shared bomber bottle. Clear mahogany bottle with a decent head. Plenty of vanilla but itís more subdued in the aroma and not overpowering in the taste. Mild+ sweetness.
Saturday, July 23, 2016

MadRobin
3.3
Pisgah Pale Ale
On tap at Swannanoa Gathering at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, NC. Lightly hazy amber with an an off-white head and fair lacing. Aroma of caramel, toasted grain and light fruit. Taste of caramel, mild floral hops, grain, toast, dank forest duff, citrus and light fruit. The flavors work well together to make this a right decent APA. Medium body and medium/low carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, July 21, 2016

theisti
3.5
Pisgah Pale Ale
Shaker pint draft at Intermezzo in Charlotte, North Carolina. The pour is a hazed orange copper with a Ĺ inch light tan head. The aroma is orange and grapefruit citrus, a bit of citrus peel and toasted grain malt. The taste is a nice blend of the softly bitter citrus and the toasted cracker malt. Clean and fresh. The palate is medium to light bodied with active carbonation and a dry mildly bitter finish. Nice Pale Ale.
Monday, July 18, 2016

magsinva
3.6
Pisgah Mountain County Stout
Bottle from App Vintner - pitch with a tan head. Iím getting the bourbon and the dark chocolate of the cocoa nibs, but Iím not getting the coffee, which is weird. Itís good, but Iím disappointed over the disappearing coffee.
Sunday, July 10, 2016

DiarmaidBHK
3.4
Pisgah Mountain County Stout
Bottle from Appalachian vintner. Pours black with an inch of khaki foam. Leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. Big bourbon on the nose. Lots of good ass bourbon on the tongue along with some cocoa notes. Not getting much of the coffee which is not how coffee usually works. Kind of boozy on the tongue. Solid but not spectacular. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, July 10, 2016

thegreenrooster
2.2
Pisgah German Pilsner
Pour is a hazy gold with a large white head. Aroma is more a pale lager malt. Not real dry and bready more sweet and cloying. Flavor is more of a sweet and thick malt with no real hop profile. This is way more adjunct pale lager than a pilsner. Mine was also canned on 4/11/16 like the rater below me so either something happened that day or this beer is just naturally a corny sweet, watery mess.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016