DaTimBennett (111) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2013 Tap at CCB. Aroma is oak, citrus and hops. Pour golden close to pale with a nice head and lace. Taste oak right away. Hoppy, vanilla notes, raisin, and pine. I love the Jai Alai. And this is a good compliment to it.
callmemickey (1863) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange body, medium white head, soapy lacing. Nose is almost all oak, flavor shows a nice orange creamsicle character with the oaky vanilla and citric hops. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, assertive bitterness
thebeertourist (4522) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Olympen. Cloudy orangey amber colour. Nice mix of oaky vanilla and citrussy hops. In the mouth vanilla takes over, but good refreshing hop bitterness lingers. Very good.
daje (1693) - NORWAY - JUL 2, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Olympen Friluft, june 29th 2013. It has a hazy orange body, good white head. Good looking, nothing out of the ordinary. Then we move on to the aroma. Grapefruit, coconut, mango, pomegranate, with a non-sweet vanilla touch, near perfectly balancing out the fruity stuff. Taste follows with no dissappointment, coconut&grapefruit, blood orange, citrus, soft wood and more of that delicious vanilla. Itís really not that bitter or sweet at first, but deep down in the complexity I find layers of both bitterness and sweetness. The soft cocos, orange and vanilla aftertaste suits the beer very nice. Wow, Iím amazed. The beer scene is so full of pretty damn good ipas that it really takes a lot for an ipa to blow me away. But this one did it, this has to be the best you can get out of an ipa. If youíre gonna drink ONE ipa this summer, look no further. This is the one. Iím sold.
Scopey (4615) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, many thanks to Greg. It pours hazy orange-amber with a medium beige head. The nose is pine, earth, resin, light peppery, white grape, blood orange and raisin. The taste is pine, earth, light toast, white grape, green apple, orange peel, earth, light dough and spice with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Flavoursome and well-balanced. Who would have thought a barrel-aged ipa would taste so good?!
Alphadelic (1731) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Widmer Gasthaus. A very strange piŮa colada aroma. Strong, bitter peach. A fat and smooth body. An improvement of the original. Really great.
RobertDale (2614) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle. Thanks Sean! Pours a hazy pale gold with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus and pine. Taste is citrus fruits, tropical fruits, wood, malt, and a bit of vanilla. Excellent!
robloc303 (254) - Erie, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours flat, copper color. Plum and barn wood. Woody, nutty, vanilla, caramel, followed by bitterness. Not my cup of tea...
mwbrady12 (469) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mild aroma and thin appearance with a well balanced taste and warming mouthfeel.
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mikedR (730) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Stunning category-busting IPA. Cloudy pour, which isn't that unusual. Fresh hops aroma (citrus and pine), which also isn't that unusual. But on second whiff -- an uncharacteristic vanilla sweet almost bourbony aroma, which is very unusual for the style. And the taste! There's a nice enough malt base, and some hops in the flavor, but the sweet oaky vanilla from the aroma carries through and infuses the flavor in a dominant but not overbearing way. Later, the bitterness of the style makes itself known, and carries through as the last man standing. I'm not sure I've had a smoother IPA. Hell, I'm not sure I'd call this an IPA after the oak aging! It's IPA-based at least. Regardless of nomenclature, this is one smooth brew, and I haven't had anything like it. Hopheads expecting over abundant hoppy bitterness and purists expecting prototypical IPAness will be disappointed; everyone else will love this beer.
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