Strife21 (98) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours hazy glowing copper with a finger of white head that quickly dissipates and laces glass.
Smell is pine, lemon, orange, tobacco and cedar.
Taste is bitter hops, cedar, tobacco and grapefruit
Medium body, medium carbonation
This is so unique and different I love it.
gendv138 (349) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From notes, consumed on 3/25/13 at ChurchKey during CBC Week. Draft poured into a tasting snifter. Pours a dark gold/caramel brown with almost a finger of off-white head. Aromas of grapefruit, citrus, cedar. Tasting notes of grapefruit, pine, cedar, piney hops, big citrus, floral notes, light spice. Medium body with a semi-dry finish.
AdamBeer1 (15) - Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is an amazing treatment if jai alai, I prefer this over white oak and the original. The cedar ads a complex after taste and a dryness I enjoy very much. If you can get this within 2/3 weeks of canning/bottling I dare to say stack this up with a hopslam or heady and it would be an close call. Regardless, I recommend this treatment if you can get it fresh.
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miamibrewer (5) - Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of the best IPA's I have ever had! The citrusy woodsy, floral character along with the dominating cedar at the nose and mouth make this beer a must have for all IPA junkies. I travel to 3.5 hours to drink this brew at the brewery!
brystmar (1112) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2014
2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours like most IPAs: gold-ish color, thin veils of lace. Smells awful, like opening a 10-year old bag of veggie chips. Super vegetal, yuck.
Taste is much better, yet still a bit disappointing. Caramely base meets semi-fresh hops (bottled ~5 weeks ago). Carb is dialed in, nearly perfect. Not bad until the wood character jumps in at the end, bringing with it more vegetal crap. Strange, and certainly not my thing.
marcus (6015) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Capitol Beer bottle share. Bottle blew when opened. Is it infected? Orange copper with a beige head and a citrus aroma. There is a sour caramel malt flavor with a dry finish. Obviously infected, but still quite tasty.
oRos (1004) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at bottle share. Beer is completely infected. Bottle exploded. Taste is sour with Brett leather.
beersearcher (2296) - Glendale, California, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is an aroma bomb. Just smells like cedar. Sawdust, construction however your sense memory is triggered it is bright. The taste is woodsy and spice primarily with an orange and pineapple sweetness playing in the middle ground. Not bitter and more malty but delicious.
onceblind (3672) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear darkish golden with a thin white cap. Nose has quite a bit of peppercorn and a earthy floral tone. Taste has a lot of that peppercorn flavor up front, a bit of spicy floral hop, mild floral/peppery bitterness, and a full body with a slight booze tone. Tastes big, with a peppercorn overtone. Not my bag.
Terminus (3146) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JAN 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at brewery jan 2014
Pours bright orange witb a small soapy off white head and sparse lacing. Nice looking brew. Nose is huge cedar with underlying floral notes. Flavors are huge cedar and some citrus and floral note undertones. The cedar really dominates tbis one which makes for an interesting experience. I would say this an awesome beer but not really an ipa. Long woody dry finish. Bitterness is somewhat covered by thewood but the comes out long into the finish. Very nice brew! Palate is somewhat lite for the abv.