GSH1976 (188) - Delaware, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a can dated 6/7/2013 into an imperial pint glass. Appearance is a hazy orange with lots of creamy head that hung around for a while leaving nice lacing behind. Aroma is definitely unique and now that I have read the description that explains it. Oak is definitely evident in the aroma along with a little citrus and very feint alcohol notes. Taste is sweet (too sweet in my opinion) with malt dominating, at least initially, and then there is a little pine and grapefruit but there is not much of a lingering bitterness at all. The alcohol is also noticeable. This is not what I expect from a West Coast IPA but the fact that it is three months old may have something to do with it.
dphoxie (110) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
love this one. i think the oak aging mellows the hops just enough. this could be a teeth melting IPA, but instead it allows you to get something more... the hops flavor is bracing and strong, but with a smooth woodiness backing it up. canít get enough of these. probably gone through a case from my local bottle shop.
jflopsu (401) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rusty orange. Has a sweet aroma of apple and sugar cane. Taste is unique with apple, grapefruit, and some whiskey. Light aftertaste.
Yatesed (37) - Blacklick, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured golden color with hoppy floral aroma. Light on palate hit at first with hips then mellows out with slight floral finish.
Gachupines (786) - USA - AUG 31, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear golden with a large white head. Aroma is fruity hops, but not overpowering. Mildly grassy as well. Flavor is rather subdued compared to the hop bomb I was expecting. A little sweet, with some mildly fruity hops. A little nutty with a big hit of caramel in the finish.
BREWMUSKCLES (2143) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
been done before flavor of citrus with some broom straw with notable improvements like creamy mouth feel and head, a nice Orange component in the flavor pattern and an abscence of alcohol. bravo.
TheGB (475) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours lightly golden with a lasting bubbly head. Aroma of stone fruit, citrus, grass. Smoot palate with a bunch of stone fruit, citrus and vanilla. Not your normal DIPA, more smooth vanilla and less bitter, but welcomely distinctive.
jrodooo5 (772) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Awesome cloudy straw pour with a big white head that leave a ton of lacing. The aroma is a captivating blend of hops with the citrus really standing out. The taste is bitter followed by a delightful citrus sweetness and finally leaving some lingering bitterness on tongue. This is great! At 94 IBUs and nearly 10%, itís drinkable and relatively smooth. Excellent!
nimbleprop (4150) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4oz pour at Maxís Hop Fest 2013. Pours a clear gold with some lacing, white head. Nice lemony nose, starfruit, white grape. Flavor has more malt, cracker, orange, pine, soap, grapefruit. Soapy finish. Pretty good.
brison (44) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2013
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had at stouts in Atlanta for their beers of summer. Pours hazy golden yellow. Not too bitter but still has a little bite.