Worsenma (49) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hoppy but not piney by any means. Very complex with a whole lot going on. One of my all time favorite beers of any style.
rouhlas (1701) - GREECE - JUL 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle at home. Unclear orange amber color with off white head. Malty and hoppy aroma, caramel, wood, pine, citrus, grapefruit. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
jandd1983 (3313) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUL 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. It poured a dark copper color with an off-white head. The aroma was of citrus, resinous hops, malt sweetness and some oakiness. The taste was similar to the aroma with more resinous hops, citrus, malts and more oak. It had a medium body with a nice bitter finish. Very well done, need to get another one.
jbrana (608) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - JUN 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice tropical hops with a very slight amount of oak that pairs well with the earthiness of the hops. Flavors of peach, pineapple, and Demerara sugar.
Block (1824) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A light orange pour with a fluffy white head. The aroma is hoppy and sweet. Flavor is strong. Lots of hops, a silky sweet body. Light finish with hops and alcohol.
PartyFowle (732) - - JUN 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a somewhat cloudy dark copper-red with visible bubbles. A sudsy khaki head leaves some nice lacing. Beautiful piney hops ring out in the aroma. Sweet and malty, with a heavy oakiness. Like walking through a forest after a rain. Nice. The flavor stays true to the aroma. Oak is the leader, but I also pick up bright green apples and some dark fruit flavors and piney hop bitterness. Vibrant flavors, extremely well-balanced. Full-bodied; medium carbonation. Noticeable alcohol burn, but not one that clashed with the style.An excellent offering from DFH. I could easily have another. And another. And another. AGING NOTES: Bottled Oct. 16, 2009, tasted Nov. 11, 2010. Decided to open a single bottle of this I’d been aging to celebrate the premier of Brewmasters. After 18 months of aging, the oak emerges in force. Paired perfectly with orange peel, the vanilla character of the oak gives this an almost creamsicle character. The alcohol heat is still noticeable in the throat, but has rounded out nicely. The flavors are subdued a bit, but have melded. Wouldn’t say it’s improved, though. Better fresh.
ctipping (530) - Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.
Medium amber with a cream head.
Not so hoppy in the smell. Mostly malt and oak.
Hops in the flavor, but mostly malt. A lot of oak. Exactly what I’d expect from an oak-aged IPA. I don’t detect a lot of alcohol, surprisingly. It has an astringency about it. Finishes with an oaky bite.
Thick for an IPA, but appropriate for this particular style. A bit syrupy.
Despite what it says on the bottle, this doesn’t age well. It needs the fresh hops to balance out the tremendous maltiness that it has.
ARH (971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. The aroma is bold, rich, and malty with caramel notes, sweet sugary citrus, and a moderate burnt wood joining late. The beer is effervescent and viscous with a hazy.murky caramel orange hue, and a slightly off white, dense foam head that has good lace and retention. The full bodied beer strikes a nice balance at medium-high levels of bittersweet. The texture is viscous with a zippy carbonation and flavored with notes of wood, caramel, spice, and a light citrus that spikes at the finish as a tangerine with some spice as well as a nyquil hint. The aftertaste is big and bold with burnt bread, marmalade, and a clean spice that mellows quickly but it still has a moderate strength and length.
neurbob (60) - - JUN 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A: slightly cloudy reddish amber. Small head. S: Vanilla, caramel, dark fruit, alcohol. T: Quite sweet, rich, rather modest hops for an IPA. Mild carbonation.
Seannpc (94) - - JUN 8, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty aroma, orange in color. Medium cloudiness, smooth start and light malty finish
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