adamjackson (1761) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks Sean! in a wine glass at fridge temp. 1 finger solid white creamy head. burnt orange appearance with some hop floaties. Wow. Smells super piney, sweet grapes, figs and pine resin. Very interesting taste. The white oak gives it this tree bark / birch syrup taste that drowns out some of the hop bitterness. Very interesting and extremely drinkable for 7.5%
Fritz123 (566) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Edgarís house. Thanks!! Pours a very hazy amber with medium white head. Snifter. Aroma of pine, oak, citrus and heavy malts. The taste is amazing with heavy oak, rich meaty malts, smoke and bitter hops. One of my favs.
Prufrockstar (471) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle received as an extra from my first trade -- thanks Kevin! Pours murky amber with rocky white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, dank, oak, and caramel. Taste is full of tropical fruits, with a lot of sweetness and relatively subdued bitterness. Smooth drinking, average carbonation, slick-to-creamy texture, short finish. Overall: Surprisingly sweet to me. The oak adds a pretty unique element to this, but doesnít really gel that well for me.
BSchnab (118) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great ipa. The oak really mellowed out the bitterness of the hops. Enjoyed non aged a little better
rxeight (806) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2013 Buttery licorice aroma. Deep oak taste, but the white oak has kind of a charred oak flavor. Has that jack daniels charcoled mellowedness to it. Tastes like something fried in butter over a campfire. Insanely smooth. Really like this one.
jstraw (1842) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Murky orange-amber with fine, foamy, white head / Bright, big nose of tropical fruit, coconut, pine, and caramel / Full body, smooth, lush, sweet but with superb balance and bitter finish lurking under the bigger body / Flavors of coconut, pineapple, orange, grapefruit, brown sugar, and oak / An absolutely stunning ipa, as good as Iíve ever had and distinctively tropical, as compared to the equaly great offerings from the more classic likes of Dogfish, Lagunitas, Three Floyds, etc.
jkwood04 (2948) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours cloudy amber/brown with a lacy, cream-colored head. Aroma of a lot of citrusy hops, some light oak and vanilla, and caramel and pale malts. Flavor about the same with a nice amount of hops. Average texture. Not a bad beer, but not the best IPA.
kevinsenn (843) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours orange and cloudy with suspended sediment. Tropical and citrus fruit aroma. Taste is suprisingly good! From the hops we get tropical and citrus fruits, and bitterness. From the oak we get: wood, vanilla, a little chocolate. The seemingly incompatible flavours compliment each other nicely, and make this a unique IPA experience. I enjoyed this quite a bit.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber ber with a cream head. Big oak and vanilla aroma. Big oak and vanilla flavor with light citrus. Medium bodied. Decent bitterness. Vanilla and light citrus lingers with big oak.
OnWisconsin (132) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
So much going on with this beer, unique and complex. Appearance is a murky dark golden color with sediments visible. A 1/2 finger white head lingered for a few sips. Aroma was nice and mellow with soft oak and then it hit you with some nice tropical fruits of orange zest and just a little grapefruit. It follows with dill pickle, so unique but so nice! On the palate there was nice oak up front followed by the orange zest in the middle with that dill in the background. It finished with some lingering earthy hops and just a hint of the grapefruit. Mouthfeel is what brought this beer up a notch with a medium body that was silky smooth with some soft carbonation.