robloc303 (175) - 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 (406) - 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 (410) - 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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Ed5388 (628) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle thanks to cleg via local4local swap 4. Pours a hazy burnt orange color with a thin white head. Lots of floaties. Aroma of apricot, peach, pine, and oak. Wow. Taste is very oak forward, some citrus, bready malts, and a resinous/grapefruity bitter aftertaste.
Westchesterco (296) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appetence cloudy yellow with a white head aroma of apricots and coconut. Taste of apricots and vicinity and pineapple. Long on the palate a little bitter but yummy
Iphonephan (1323) - Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a hazy gold with a white head. Floral oak aroma. Rich and woody apricot flavors with muted hoppiness. Real tasty.
Bacterial (467) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy darkish orange in color. White head with lots of lacing. Yum, this is a nice brew!! Floral and citrus hops give way to some wood character in the nose - guava? Papaya? Tropical goodness for sure. Taste is excellent - balanced tropical hops, a touch of bitterness some wood / vanilla from the oak.
GODFROMANAL (29) - Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
これは、ビー Smells like piña colada Slurpee, dill, vacation, guava(?), freshly painted home - and taste pretty much follows, with a stronger wood presence. Complex and refreshing and satisfying, would bang on the reg. Carl Brutananadilewski would ♥ this.
budznsudz (337) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours murky orange with a soapy white head. Aroma is strong nectarines and other assorted citrus. The taste is like biting into a soft juicy peach with wood and citrus notes. This is a very well done and unique beer.
TaktikMTL (4835) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2 bouteilles de 12 oz partagées lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Légère odeur de fruits tropicaux et de vanille. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée voilée. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’ananas avec une pointe de mangue et de vanille. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement houblonné (Rating #4787)