berntholer (1475) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
ivorywhite head leaves lacing. orange colour. aroma is vanilla, dill, sweet, caramel. taste like aroma, has a certain spiciness with a long bitter finish, slight sourish end. quite dense mouthfeel, medium carbonation. can / bd jun-2015
Paigeturner (101) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Just like the IPA Light red dark orange pour. Carbonated well which brought out floral nose. A little thick on palate. Flavor is caramel and hops. Finishes malty them hoppy ending. just add the nice subtle oak character. Do both back to back.
demmbonz (679) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can to snifter. Bucket list tick. Thanks Michael. Orangey amber colored. Frothy off white head that is retained for quite some time. Aroma is heavy on the oak. Was not expecting that much. Can is exactly a month old so hops may be a little faded. Drinking after a 5 day old can of regular Jai Alai. I’ll try to be fair. Lots of oak in the flavor as well, like licking a 2x4. Sweetness and vanilla. Some citrus on the finish and mild bitterness, again brought up in the very end by more oak.
MacBoost (1564) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from my brother. Pours a clear peach/Amber color with a medium white head. Aromas of floral hops and wood. Taste is gently bitter with some sweetness. Flavors of grassy hops, some oak, caramel malts. Aging seems to have subdued the hop bite a bit, but not entirely. Force carbonation is obvious. Not a big fan of aging hop forward beers, to be honest. Takes a lot of the shine and brightness away. Rounds it out too much. This is an interesting experiment that works ok as a whole, but prefer the regular non oaked version by a mile.
ctipping (365) - Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Light amber body with a giant white head and great retention. Sharp, fresh oak aroma. Citrus hops behind it and something like peaches? I expected sweetness, but the oak has a sharp flavor that cuts through the malt. Hops take a back seat to the fresh oak. High carbonation. Medium body. Sharp oaky bite in the finish. One of my favorite treatments from CCB.
skmikeg (1407) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours burnt orange with a one finger white head with nice lacing. Aroma is citrus, pine, oak, tropical fruits, apricot, peach, and some grassy hops. Taste is about the same as the aroma. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a moderately bitter, semi dry, medium-long finish. Overall, a tasty, refreshing, and unique IPA.
Theydon_Bois (13535) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Cigar City Brewery, 21/02/15.
Clear golden amber with a decent beige covering.
Nose is spice, wooded notes, white grape must, citric pith, passionfruit.
Taste comprises vanilla, spice, guava, pine needle, light wood, grapefruit.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close peppered with hop bitterness.
Decent wooded IPA - this combo can work!
Nisse666 (5218) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Cigar City Brewing 2015-05-11 Tampa
AR: heavy fruity, pine, passion fruit,
AP: hazy ambery, wee white head
F: passion fruit, vanilla oaky, dry, wee aceton
PartyFowle (707) - - APR 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Burning orange hue, dark yet mostly clear, with an off-white head sticky as marshmallow fluff. The aroma has aged citrusy hops, dill, sharp oak and dried oregano. Flavor is packed with juicy hops -- orange juice, lime, pineapple -- along with vanilla, caramel and slightly tannic oak. The barrel is smoothly integrated, enhancing the underlying brew in a way I don’t usually find with oak-aged IPAs. Creamy medium body; peppery CO2. Very nice, complex and unique flavor.
rdixon77 (1607) - Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Old rating. Love this one. Dark orange-red. Plenty of citrus juicy hops but tempered by s creamy vanilla presence from the oak. Less bitter than most IPA. Some vinous aspects as well. Excellent all around.