So I dove in, a gallon growler to explore, one persistent man to explore it.
First glass: "Thank goodness it is as advertised!" Drank it fast, can't even tell its 7.7!!
Second glass: the brew really opens as it hits optimum temp. both in the (light for an IPA) nose and the sweet yet fresh hoppy flavor.
Back to it, and No I won't go through all 10 or so glasses. Fast forward to the last...I am really glad one of my favorite towns has a brewery with such promise. From the idea to the execution of this beer, I think they hit on all marks! If you like higher gravity but beautifully balanced IPAs that impress with their focus on fresh, bright, clean flavors with no overpowering features, find you some HopArt. You might just find a promising new southern brewery to accelerate South Carolina's love for homemade drinks (see the history of Whiskey and Moonshine!)
If you get a chance...Drink it! And follow me on Twitter for more of my explorations @RadelRA