smroush (103) - Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas are varied and a bit subtle - hops are pine and citrus and fruit and just a bit subdued (not a pine/citrus hop bomb), some fruit and honey, a little light caramel malt, some dough and a subtle spiciness, presumably from the oak.
Amber color, just a slight cloudiness and a slight off-white head.
Taste is fairly sweet, with a complex, sweet bitterness.
Body is medium, texture is fairly oily for an IPA and a bit slick also. Carbonation is average and the finish is long and sweet, bitter and spicy.
Overall I like this quite a bit; it has a lot of strengths and complexity - spruce, fruit, bread, honey, caramel, spice.
sudomorph (814) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Bottles 03/04/14. Pours a great copper/orange colour with a thin, bubbly ring of a head. Aroma is bold with barrel notes, vanilla, mild alcohol, fruityness, caramel, and hints of pine and resin. Very nice. Taste is a strong, but balanced bitter. Starts out with smooth resin and pine, then sweet caramel and bread, notes of alcohol, vanilla, and wood, then ends in a warm, alcohol. Medium-full body with a low-medium carbonation. Syrupy/Resiny texture with a dry finish. Overall a really nice sipping beer. Smooth, sweet notes blended together well.
fcjack1 (217) - Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Tacoma boys. Pours a hazy amber. Thin white head. Scent is hoppy with some citrus. Taste is also hops, citrus. Nice and sweet. Tasty beer.
DenverLogan (856) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Hops & Pies Aug 5, 2014. Pours gold with head and lace. Significant carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of straw and grapefruit hops, bright malts, toothpaste, minty herbs. Overall big, bold, tasty.
joelfaber (36) - Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Poured darker than expected: brown-red almost seemed to glow. There was white foam laced on the sides of the glass. Aroma is wood, caramel and bread, Taste is bitter with citrus, oak and enough malt to make it complex. The flavour is powerful enough to hide the alcohol quite well. Medium body, thin texture, average carbonation and long bitter finish.
Scola729 (34) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle into glass. The wood notes pops out at you immediately in the aroma. Soft, almost velvet mouthfeel, love what this does to the 90 minute. Delicious.
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tsd08460 (92) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma: citrus, alcohol, caramel
Appearance: golden, clear, rocky head,
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: full body, thick feel, average carbonation,
Finish: long finish,
Overall: standout IIPA
katrinaez (368) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 Hoppy but not too much. Light orange amber color. would have again. High abv is Misleading. Tap
bennetporter (226) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an amber from a bottle, nose is of vanilla and tropical fruit, Flavor is vanilla and slightly toffee, good bitterness like a nice toffee has, not overly alcoholic. Very good beer.
CpyNPrnT (474) - Indiana, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of grass, yeasty, oak characters, taste is more oak, alcohol, some citrus, strong malt presence.