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RATINGS: 1837   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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The elusive brew is made from pilsner malt and amber malt with an original gravity of 26.5?P, yielding an 11% abv. It's hopped with Warrior and Glacier varieties. Primary fermentation takes place in open vessels using two yeast strains, one American and one English. For added complexity, the beer is conditioned on barrel staves of French Oak for four months before being dry hopped with Glacier at the rate of a half-pound per barrel. This elixir is then blended 50/50 with 90 Minute IPA. After blending, the beer will measure 80 IBU and 10% abv. Bottled in corked bottles through Michael Jacksonís rare beer club by late November 04 and available in 12 ounce full distribution in early January 05.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MattyKakes (93) - Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Not for the weak hearted. This brew pours an amber color with nice head, and lacing. A burst of honey citrus oak comes thru. Itís strong, donít get me wrong. Very good barrel aged ale! Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
sigh_borg (82) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy burnt orange with big head. Aroma is dominated by citrusy hops and barrel aged wood notes (oak and vanilla). Taste is super complex! Spicy, some maltiness, slightly bitter, and more of the barrel-aged aromas come through on the palate. I can feel and taste the slight burn of the high ABV, but itís not bad. Mouthfeel is bubbly and rich-- not syrupy at all. The balance between hops and other components is fabulous; not dominated by a single flavor or note. Love this one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2605) - Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2014
12 ounce bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled on 5/14/2014. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy orange amber color with a 2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, caramel, toast, toffee, bread, oak, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of juicy citrus/floral hops, oak, and dark/bready malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, floral, grass, light pine, oak, light vanilla, and floral/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, caramel, toast, toffee, bread, floral, grass, light pine, oak, and floral/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice balance, robustness, and complexity of juicy citrus/floral hops, oak, and dark/bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a smooth, creamy, and lightly slick/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent oak aged DIPA. All around great complexity and balance of citrus/floral hops, oak, and dark/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmykalH04 (35) - - JUL 19, 2014
Bottled 1/31/13 A poured vigorously. its a burnt orange with a 1 1/2 inch off white head. head dissipates in about a minute leaving a light lacing behind. S-Oak that is almost overpowering with some hops in the background and the sweetness of the malt bill T- seriously smooth not much hop character but i do pull oak and sweetness. M- almost feels as if it was pulled from a cask. smooth and rich with a medium body. O- This is an excellent oaked ipa but with the 6 month aged on the shelf i wonder what the hop profile is like fresh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
Ctplt777 (128) - - JUL 18, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2014 Itís good. Itís a double IPA with some other stuff added. Itís good but not much different. I can taste all the normal IPA qualities and some oakyness but really itís just a double IPA. It has a spiciness which I attribute to the oak aging. Itís nothing crazy. Dogfish Head is and excellent brewery but this one is kind of meh. Itís actually kind of nauseating. Okay beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
78samh (146) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2014
12 oz bottle pours copper with minimal head. Aroma of caramel and oak. Taste is sweet and spicy with oak and pine. Boozy with a little sticky mouth feel. Great IPA!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Corrinado711 (80) - - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours a translucent amber with 1/2 finger creamy white head which condenses to a thin film. Aroma of bitter, citrus hops, lemon, bread, very light malt. Less citrus once sipped. Lots of bitter, acidic hops up front with sour grapes. Finish is the oak that is nice and lasting with a pleasantly boozy aftertaste. Medium, creamy Mouthfeel with medium carboniation. Awesome oaked iIPA. All this needs is a more powerful hop profile, just my preference.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
codfishh (66) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2014
Poured from a 355ml bottle, golden color thin white head, aroma is sweet orange and some light caramel. Taste is sweet and sticky citrus, with enough bitterness to carry it off. Medium body with a tongue coating mouthfeel.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bropgh (31) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Definitely a different beer, but at the same time, it is on line with a lot of Dogfish Headís brews. The alcohol is masked but the first sip may give a person who doesnít drink bigger beers the chills. Definitely a sipper that 1 or 2 may be enough just because it isnít a beer you want to drink many of. Cheers to this!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsnicholas (140) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle (12oz). Amber color. Slight head. Similar (better than) the 90 minute with a slightly more boozy taste. Definitely a regular in the rotation.

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