brokensail (13227) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is orange in color with a dense and creamy white head.
S: Smells quite sugary and oak forward. I get a lot of brown sugar, vanilla, and fruit notes. Seems to be some peach and orange aroma in there. Maybe a bit of oxidation as well.
T: The amount of oak flavor in this beer is surprising. A lot of tannins and vanilla to go with the sugary notes I get. Brown sugar, caramel, and oranges, maybe some of the peaches, too. A pretty mild level of citric hops.
M: The body and the carbonation are both medium.
D: This was interesting. I didn’t dislike it as a beer (thought it was pretty decent), but as an IPA, it’s not what I would be interested in having.
Theydon_Bois (12709) - 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!
bhensonb (12449) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from ericandersnavy. Pours hazy dark peach with a foamy beige head. Slight fruit/oak/sour aromas. Very fruity flavor. Mildly sour andoaky with a background of light roast malt. Very good sour, fruity-hoppy finish.
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a clear copper body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of pineapple, vanilla, oak, mango, nectarine, and passion fruit. Flavor of vanilla, pineapple, citrus, mango, and oak.
argo0 (12111) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, thanks ygtbsm94. Murky amber body with small but persistent off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, wood, some mango. Taste is medium sweet, wood, some grapefruit. Medium body, low carbonation.
Tmoney99 (11901) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured hazy copper color with an average to large fizzy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy sour citrus hop and woody aroma. Medium to full body with slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bitter hop flavor with a medium to heavy bitter finish of moderate to long duration. This is another change of pace standout beer.
jcwattsrugger (11553) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle-thanks markwise-pours a big tight foamy offwhite head with gold color. Aroma is floral/lavender/wood, 2nd light/medium malt. Taste is very floral/pineapple/lavender/spice hops with some bite, wood, 2nd light/medium malt. Sipping. OK effervescence.
Pinball (11404) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear orange, smooth white head.
herbal, malty, woody oak aroma.
flavor is malty, woody bitter , cocoa, faint flowery.
Ratman197 (11228) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Doodler (thanks Scott) poured a clear orange amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of oak, vanilla, orange, light pine and a hint of carmel. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of oak, vanillapink grapefruit, light orange and a hint of pine with a crisp dry moderatly bitter lingering oak finish.
Lubiere (11148) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An orange reddish amber IPA with a thi lacing off white head. In aroma, a smooth floral hops with dill herbs notes, nutty notes, quite superb. In mouth, a smooth IPA with nice c-hops, citrus, dill in finish, well balanced and smooth. On tap at brewery, Jan 5 2011.