cgarvieuk (14715) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at wholefoods... Amber... Big white head... Bug zezty fruit... Light woody nose... Over fizzy... Sweet mslts... Zezty orange... Big juicy fruits.... Light dry hop... Big orange... Zezty sharp almost floral
mojoman (158) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 17, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2014 Can: vanilla plus floral aroma. A fantastic take on an IPA. If you love a floral IPA with hint of vanilla and oak full of hopped up goodness, cheers! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
djd07 (3699) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can thanks to Will. Pours a cloudy orange with small frothy white head. The aroma is strong white oak, floral hop, and citrus. Medium mouthfeel with strong dry hop, oak, and light bitter finish. Good.
Shinskyweiser (38) - - FEB 16, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2014 This is one of my favorite beers of all time! It pours a cloudy orange, small particles are normal for wood aged beer, and this has some. Off white medium head, dissipates slowly. Aroma of toasted marshmallow and vanilla. Taste of marshmallow, orange and vanilla dominate while a slight dill/pepper flavor plays far in the background. If you can find this beer it's well worth the drive to get it. This is a much have for any wood aged/IPA fans out there.
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange, large off white head
Smell big juicy pineapple and tropical fruit, light vanilla oak sweetness
Taste smooth fresh and hoppy front, oaky middle, bitter rindy finish with a sweet oak aftertaste
Solid, and Iím not usually a fan of oaked IPA
italianjohn (2351) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper pour with a thin soapy white head and sticky striped lacing .... aroma of vanilla, dill, oak and citrusy hops ..... taste is bitter and of oak, light vanilla, light dill and citrusy ..... dry oaky and bitter citrusy bite in the finish with a nice lingering light bitter hop .... mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy .... very well done abv hidden very well
DocJitsu (999) - Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear orange-golden color with a short creamy white head. Perfumy hop and a candy corn-sorghum nose. Quite a bit of astringency in the mouthfeel. A lot of complexity in the flavor. Sweet candy corn competes with extraordinary bitterness. In reminded if Old Guardian. The bitterness fades in an average length finish. But the candy corn remains on the palate after the bitterness finishes. The oaky flavor is easily noted with some mild smokiness appearing mid palate. Everything works together in this beer. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
mike5326 (950) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a tap. Clear golden color, mild white head. Sweet floral hop aroma. Great sweat with a fairly complex hops flavor.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
HonusWagner (1428) - Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2014
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
No matter how many times I give this beer another shot, I never can get past the overwhelmingly oaky character, which imparts a really odd astringency and meshes badly with the sweet-ish tropical fruit thing. The dill note overpowers, and I cannot easily finish even a single can. Itís not godawful by any means, but itís not a pleasant drinking experience.
As it warms, it picks up a heavy buttery note, gross, I really hate this beer.
Weezel (208) - Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In my opinion one of the best two or three beers from Cigar City. I wait every year for this release and there is never enough to go around. Huge tropical aroma of melons, mango and grapefruit. Taste is very solid IPA up front and you pick up a lot of the Jai Alai character in the beginning. Mid way through there is a flood oak, vanilla and more of the tropical hoppiness, and you would swear there is some kind of fruit in there. Finish is long, but not bitter, intensely smooth. If you can find it buy as much as you can.