5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Dark straw, a bit dirty, thick, moderate foamy white head, spotty lacing.   Bright citrusy nose, a little barnish and also musty.   Does have a bit of a Belgian flair in that its musty, a little barnish.   Strong citrus peel, some candied pith.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Musty and barnish hop profile on the finish, remains citrusy but a little dull.   The label mentioned a barrel-aged imperial Belgian inspired IPA, but the barrel aging to me is very soft if at all.   Just seems like a musty and barnish IIPA.   Pretty solid for what it is, but barrel aged?   Oh well, pretty tasty as is.
Nikiel (878) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours a hazy orange/gold with tons of frothy yellow/tan foam. Smells earthy and wild with hints of grapefruit, cinnamon, cedar, peach and pineapple. Has medium body and has flavors all over the board ranging from pineapple/grapefruit to cardamom, clove and black pepper, and thatís not to forget the general bite of this beer, itís bitter through and through.
BK7 (744) - Turner, Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Pine and sweet malts in the background. A touch of vanilla, spice and yeast. Finish is thick and sticky with a sweet bourbon aftertaste.
jgb9348 (4818) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep super hazy golden and orange-tinted body with a thick, rich, four centimetre tall tan head. Bright aroma of oak, yeast, bright floral and piney hops, alcohol, rich malt and wheat, some sugars and a very pleasant honey and sweet note. Medium to Full-bodied; Very pungent oak and dry characteristic with some wheat, grass and hay, all coupled with the bright piney and floral hops and a rich honey sweetness on the end. Aftertaste shows the large complexity and the delicate flavours of hops, flowers and yeast - very nice and robust throughout, but especially on the end. Overall, one of the best Imperial IPAs (or Belgian) that Iíve had in a long time - definitely worth trying if you can find it! Iím glad I brought this one back home with me! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Belmont Station in Portland, Oregon for US$7.95 sampled at home in New Paltz, New York on 17-January-2014.
boFNjackson (4162) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ The BeerMongers... Caramel aroma floral hops on the nose. Not a whole lot barrel character but a good, earthy and pine-like spiced IPA. A bit of warming alcohol with floral tones and some bitterness. Failed as a barrel aged beer, successful as an IPA.
crackedmachine (473) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very hazy orange with minimal white head. Aroma is basically as advertised: bourbon, citrus hops, oak, hint of vanilla. Flavor is initially dominated by floral, citrus hops, Belgian yeast, a bit of bourbon underneath and subtle oak which becomes more pronounced on the finish. To me, this is falls more in Belgian IPA territory than barrel-aged IPA, although both elements are present. The flavors work well together, and this is very tasty.
BrewDad (5005) - Olympia, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden in color hazy with a thick fluffy head. Super aroma. Lots of oak, flowery and some vanilla. Awesome Belgian yeast flavors and richness. This was a terrific beer.
Beerman6686 (4596) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured a darker hazy orange with an off white head. Aroma was lots of vanilla, pineapple, oak, spicey hops and caramel and toast. Flavor was sweet citrus, oak, and vanilla. Very much like othe ba IPAS ive had. Just a somewhat strange combonation.
poisoneddwarf (1744) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - DEC 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Aroma consists of citrus, cotton candy, smoke, vanilla, wood. Pours cloudy orange with a large long-sustaining off-white head with excellent retention; leaves some decorative lace. Taste is bittersweet with flavors of coconut, citrus; has a lingering bitter finish. I was a little skeptical when I first heard about this beer. Oak and everything about the IPA style donít sound like they would coexist very well. Turns out that in the right hands, they do! Thanks, Fort George.
Crit (3369) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky orange,thick beige head.Balanced nose of malt/citrus hops.Big woody palate, alcohol headr, somewhat dry.Long strong hop end
Donít care for this, but it is a well made beer.