Pisgah Brewing Company Reviews




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

tillmac62
3.3
Pisgah Greybeard IPA
COD 4/19/16. Light amber pour with some suspended matter. World class head volume, lacing and retention. The final pour delivers quite significant amounts of particulate matter that results in a hefeweizen appearance. Very good nose of light citrus (lemon), light tropical (passion fruit), spruce and a solid malt base that has biscuit and bready aspects. Light body that is smooth. Very good carbonation / body balance. The middle is slightly effervescent while the finish approaches prickly. The flavor profile is good, but lacks sufficient bitterness flavor for the style. As an pale ale, I would rate the flavor very good to borderline outstanding. It is rich in hop flavor (mostly sweet tropical initially, then shifts to spruce and ends with pine and zest) but has very little bitterness. Underneath is a rich malt base that follows the nose (biscuit and bready). The finish is a slow fade that is mostly lingering zest.
Friday, June 24, 2016

Cybercat
4.1
Pisgah Solstice Tripel
Pours hazy golden with a thick and frothy eggshell head. Aroma offers banana, pear, butterscotch, yeasty and fresh malt notes. Flavor ramps up the fruit and adds a strong note of sweet apple, very lip-smacking. All the other notes make appearances, along with a hint of honey. Mouthfeel features fairly firm body and good fizz. Whoops, I drank this a day late - but better late than never. Welcome summer!
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

M4grem
3.8
Pisgah Porter
Excellent body and flavor for a porter. Definitely a fav. A hint of creamy with a bite at the palate. Light spice flavor. Really good porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, June 17, 2016

hman43
2.8
Pisgah Greybeard IPA
It pours yellow with an off white head. It has aromas of citrus, bread, and hints of tropical fruits. It has flavors of citrus, and bread with floral and piney elements in the background and hints of tropical fruit. It has a moderate feel to it with a moderately bitter aftertaste. Overall the beer is balanced towards the hop, but the malt backbone is prominence.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Angelmonster
4.1
Pisgah Chocolatized Vortex II
Not sure the age of this bottle but Im guessing bout a year old. Pours a pitch black hue, completely opaque. Head is 1/5th of an inch and milk chocolate colored. Lacing and head retention were above average for such a strong beer. Smell is of hersheys chocolate syrup, whoppers chocolate malt balls, malted barley, roasted oak and a touch of alcohol. Hops are not present, Sweetness is just the right amount, nice balance of chocolate and traditional imperial stout aromas. Taste is very smooth for an 11 percent abv stout. Rich velvet chocolate mends nicely with roasted barley, burnt malts. Getting a lot of malt powder which is unusual but adds a nice chocolate malt shake characteristic to the beer. Oak and a bit of smoke balance out the sweetness, alcohol is super tame. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated. Chocolate creaminess coats the tongue, wish head was a bit fuller. Overall, this was a very good chocolate stout, on the brink of top five chocolate beers Iíve had. Just wish head was a bit fuller. Regardless, would buy again if available to me locally.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

TAR
1.5
Pisgah German Pilsner
Canned on 4/11/16. Hazy golden. Horrendous nose of DMS, popcorn, mildew, wet paper, paint, fabric softener and a faint note of hops. Severely husky, popcorny malt runs rampant right out of the gate, producing an astringency that evokes scorched wood. Lifeless hops do nothing to salvage the flawed malt and inescapable dirtiness. The maltsí woes continue as a papery limpness collides with fuzzy DMS notes. Burnt sawdust is so extreme itís hard to swallow. This is a DMS and husk bomb and impossible for me to take more than one gulp of. Precisely how not to brew a lager. At least they didnít filter or pasteurize this, but unfortunately I canít think of much else positive to say about it, or any of their other wares for that matter. Industrial grade.
Saturday, May 21, 2016

JPDIPSO
3.1
Pisgah IPA
Deep golden color with a taller, stable ecru head. Scents of earthy malt, and mild citrus. Flavors concur with the scents as the earthiness is present throughout, both in the malts and hops. Earthy and mediocre 3/10
Monday, May 16, 2016

Theydon_Bois
3.5
Pisgah Vortex II (Bourbon Barrel)
Bottle split in the fart dungeon, thanks to Beau, 29/01/16. Black with a decent tan head. Nose is bourbon barrel, dark fruit rinds, chocolate, malt, light spice. Taste comprises rich malt, toffee fudge, chocolate, light barrel. Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a nip of alcohol. Respectable enough impy.
Friday, May 13, 2016

thegreenrooster
3.8
Pisgah Valdez
Pour is a black with a large tan head. Aroma is of bitter chocolate and a huge roasted coffee. Flavor is a bitter bakers chocolate with more of the rich roasted coffee. This is what all coffee stoutís should taste like. Very bitter and rich with plenty of coffee. Probably not a coffee forward as some of the Founders coffee beers but this is right up there with the coffee rich flavor.
Saturday, May 7, 2016

Nate
3.4
Pisgah Greybeard IPA
From can (5/22/15). Mild hoppy aroma, herbal, fruity. Sweet malt. Medium amber golden with thin head. Medium body with light carbonation. Semi-sweet IPA, malty. Good hop flavor, fresh but no big bitterness. Easy drinking with smooth after.
Saturday, April 9, 2016

OldGrowth
3.6
Pisgah Chocolatized Vortex II
Bottle, from Bottle Revolution RDU. Good aroma. Malty. Chocolate coffee. Dark orangey brown color, good head and lace. Sweet flavor. Heavy body, thick creamy mouthfeel, sweet finish. Darn tasty hides ABV well. Flavor best part, big sweet chocolate impy stout. Aroma, tad less interesting, but solid. Real good offering from Pisgah.
Friday, April 8, 2016

tmongoose
3.5
Pisgah Vanilla Porter
Draft sampling at the source actually it was the end of the keg. Poured a dark brown with off white head. The nose was quite vanilla and you could get by to get that Porter base. The flavor was actually pretty good you can over do it with the vanilla but they did a good job of blending it in. They also have this on nitro but not a fan of nitro beers.
Saturday, March 26, 2016

tmongoose
3.6
Pisgah Greybeard IPA
Draft at the source. Poured a solid yellow color with white head. The aroma was pine and mild mslts. The thing I liked about this is that there is no punch you in the face citrus. This old fashioned pine and floral. Almost hard to find these days. The flavor was light mild malt and a solid pine offering followed by the floral notes. I really enjoyed this one.
Saturday, March 26, 2016

kevinsenn
4
Pisgah Valdez
Can from Bruisiní Ales. Nice coffee and chocolate aroma. Oreo cookie crumbs. Rich smooth taste of coffee and chocolate and roasted grains. Great stout.
Thursday, March 24, 2016

b3shine
3
Pisgah Red Ale
Draft to taster at Pisgah. Looks solid; a mostly transparent amberish orange with off-white head. Smells malty and grainy with notes of biscuit alongside a touch of toffee. Tastes like it smells with a bit of bitter hops. A touch of toast on the tongue as well. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied. Okay.
Friday, March 18, 2016

b3shine
3.6
Pisgah River IPA
Draft to pint at Pisgah. Looks good; a slightly hazy golden orange with white head. Smells of citrus hops, biscuit, and a bit of caramel. Tastes like it smells, but juicier, and with some piney hops as well. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and finishes bitter. Enjoyable.
Friday, March 18, 2016

b3shine
3.1
Pisgah Equinox
Draft to taster at Pisgah. Looks solid; a slightly hazy caramelish orange with off-white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells malty with soft notes of biscuit alongside some raisin. Tastes like it smells but more caramely than biscuity. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and a bit sticky. Not bad.
Friday, March 18, 2016

OldGrowth
3
Pisgah 10th Anniversary Vanilla Oatmeal Porter
bottle, from Bottle Revolution RDU. Winter 2016 good aroma, malty, chocolate and vanilla. dark orangy brown color, ok head and lace. sweet flavor. medium body smmoth creamy mouthfeel, sweet finish. itís nice, not gonna wow you, but solid. flavor best part, IMO. drinkks easy. good chocolate and vanilla.
Sunday, March 13, 2016

dwm1034
3.5
Pisgah Pale Ale
Can from comrade Chris from his Carolina trip...thanks! Pours a darker orange; aroma is fresh hay; mild hoppy on the tongue / nose; lingers a little; very pleasant....
Tuesday, February 23, 2016