IPA | Southern Appalachian Brewery

very good
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Brewed by:
Southern Appalachian Brewery
North Carolina, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by mikesgroove on 09-21-2008

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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by JohnnyMc:
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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Photo of oberon
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Came in a standard pint a slight hazed lighter amber shade with a thick full one finger white head atop.Grapefruit rind and floral aromas,light caramel underneath.Citric and grassy hop flavors with a sweetish caramel/biscuit malt base,nice lingering hops in the finish.Just a well made solid no frills IPA,it wont blow you away with complexity but it doesn't need to.

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Photo of Rivermuse
2.08/5  rDev -46.3%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Dirty socks!!

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The last of my foray into their stand at the festival this afternoon. I picked this one last to spare the taste buds. Served on tap and consumed on 09/20/2008.

The pour was very nice with a rich amber color and an over abundance of head. Too much head to be honest, but it may have been the pour, but nice clarity and a good amount of carbonation streaking up towards the surface throughout the session,

The aroma was light, but nice and resiny what was there. Some good touches of pine, hints of orange peel and some nice balancing with the malts. Intresting flavor as it at first came across much more malt driven then I would have expected, however once it really started to crawl across the tongue it developed nice touches of pine that dried out the mouth quite nicely and provided a good bit of balance to it. Nice carbonation keep it feeling good, and suprisingly medium body was a bit chewy and full enough to let the hops really set it. Still though at over 6% this one still came across as quite sessionable.

Overall not my favorite IPA of the day, but this one was still very solid indeed. I would have no issues with trying it again any day.

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Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohnBender
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbriggs7
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of oatsodas
3.52/5  rDev -9%

Photo of NateDyk47
4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a pint of this on tap at The Pit in Durham, NC.

Look: dark golden color with half a finger of white head & a thin lacing
Smell: citrus, primarily grapefruit with a little bit of lemon & orange
Taste: good crisp citrus flavor with just the right amount of bitterness
Feel: medium bodied

Overall: really good standard American IPA. I'd definitely have this again.

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Photo of memphischas
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of AngusOg
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaswilson2
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Falcone
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of RyanAU
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of MMoncrief
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of SCanthony
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of ToddThompson
3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OldhouseRecs
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of rbastone
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of walkinginplace
3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smack28752
4.42/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Yes, everyone has one. American IPA. This one happens to be one of my favorites. Living close to Asheville, NC, we are able to visit a lot of good local breweries along with the big boys, Sierra Nevada, Oskar Blues and New Belgium (soon). Southern App is making some very nice beers. The IPA is (almost) always on tap and I have sampled it often.

The look of the beer is good with a solid amber hue. It pours nicely with the right amount of head. The smell and taste combination are very good. It is a bit piney/resiny with a dry, citrusy (almost grapefruit) finish. Nothing overwhelms with this beer. It is not overly hopped, not too sweet, not boozy. It is just an excellent, drinkable IPA that is hard to resist.

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Photo of RochefortChris
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of ADTaber
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lorihall1
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%

IPA from Southern Appalachian Brewery
3.87 out of 5 based on 24 ratings.
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