markwise (4175) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at Cigar City for IPA Day. Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a white head. Nose is slight caramel and big campfire. Flavor is similar- huge campfire notes nullify much of the hop character in this one. Some light citrus tries to come out, but is repelled by the smokiness.
jbruner (1882) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
IPA Day at CCB, Tampa. Poured a clear golden orange on tap with slight white head and little to no lacing. Aroma of campfire, smoked meats, and burnt orange peels. Taste follows suit, kind of like a marzen rauchbier, with that same ashy wood finish. The smoke and the spice kind of overpower anything I would want to taste in this beer. Not for me.
gkost (1714) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of smoke in the nose, char, ash, citrus and pine. Flavor is much the same. This was a neat combo of smoke and citrus.