kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - AUG 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle via thecheesman (big thanks!). Pours a hazy amber/copper with a small head. Nose is pinepples, pine and wood. Let us take some sips...THe hop and wood cancel each other out..sorry but this does not work for me..after several sips i am left with a boring ipa on wood that does not taste all that good.....
dchmela (2853) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy light amber pour with thick creamy head. Big floral, citrus hop aroma with a nice touch of cedar woodiness. Good malt body and a big citrus hop bitterness with a cedar smoothness. Very good IPA.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle from briank... Pours a hazy light amber brown with medium fluffy white head...assertive red grapefruit rinds and floralness all around. is that the cedar intertwining with the hops? slightly woody as well... flavors also maintain the same consistency. really tasty and juicy grapefruit. Furthermore a nice hoppy dryness in the finish... very tasty and juicy ipa.
That1Guy (2085) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge thanks to daknole for hooking me up with this brew. One hell of a beer. Nose has nice citrus hops and wood notes. Flavor is very hoppy, with an incredible finish of bitter hops and more woodiness. Damn, that cedar wood compared to oak is different, but itís also fucking excellent. I loved this beer.
ChainGangGuy (4565) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Pours a hazed, deep copper body with an inch of long-lasting, whitish foam.
Smell: Pale maltiness with a sweet-scented brushing of light caramel coupled with a spicy, peppery cedar aroma and peppy hop notes of tangy citrus and grass.
Taste: Pale malts with a touch of fresh grains and a sweet mingling of light caramel and toffee. Brightly hoppy with a bold hit of juicy citrus fruits and a slight grassy overtone. Moderate bitterness. Ah, then thereís the cedar wood delivering a distinct taste of finely-ground white pepper for a nice layer of spiciness. Sure, it finishes dry and fairly bitter, but itís that lingering zesty cedar wood that really sends you back for another and another sip.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Slight hefty, chewiness to the mouthfeel though.
Drinkability: Very enjoyable. While it would be a fine, balanced India Pale Ale in its own right, itís the addition of cedar wood that really sells it for me.
glennmastrange (2464) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2010 Bottle. Moderate malt notes of light bread, roasted and caramel, moderate pine and light grapefruit for the hops, light broth for the yeast, with hints of brown sugar, pepper, cedar and dark dried fruit. Head is average size, creamy/rocky, slightly off-white with excellent lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is slightly hazy, but murky on the second pour, orange/tan. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and bitter. Palate is medium, oily, with a carbonation between soft and lively. There is no doubt that the cedar improves this beer. Itís got to be the one of the best IPAs Iíve had.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 8, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy brown pour. Cedar and grapefruit aroma. Flavor has a subtle woodiness and tropical fruits. Heavily hopped and delicious.
LilBeerDoctor (3543) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy copper with a thick, foamy off-white head. Aroma of floral hops, bready malt, citrus, and wood. Flavor is slightly more woody/oaky with some sweet caramel malt and a touch of citrus. Creamy palate, just awesome. Not as cedary as Iíd expected given the title, but I like the subtlety. Very nice IPA, definitely not a classic example of the style because itís not very hoppy, but a tasty treat nonetheless.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma very notably cedary, though delicately so, and more the spicy aspect of cedar than the pure woodiness. Also appearing is guava, passion fruit, and melon. Flavor brings out these hop-fruit notes much more, very green and juicy, with wood around the edges, less of that spicy cedar as compared to the nose. The fruits have both sweet and bitter edges to them, sweet first, then bitter meshing with the wood. Dry finish despite a pretty hefty malt bill as well. Quite lovely.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Santa (Beerlando). Pours a cloudy coppery orange with a fluffy eggshell head. On the nose it is distinctly different, a bit sweet and cedar-like, though mostly it seems very woody and piney. The hops are fighting the wood to come through. On taste, it has a sweet woody start that reminds me of chewing on toothpicks or wooden coffee-stirrers. Then the hops kick in for the fight with citrus notes and passionfruit coming through as well with minimal graininess. Finish is dry. Very interesting, though not quite what I was expecting. Nice.