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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
A tractor-trailer sped 2400 miles through the night to deliver American Oak barrels to the Fort George Brewery, staves still engorged with Kentucky Bourbon. Seventy-two hours after being emptied at the distillery these barrels were harboring a winter wonder, working their alchemy on the hop and barley elixir nestled within. With the addition of more hops as the beer left the barrels, North VII was born – fully aromatic and pungent with vanilla, bourbon, oak and flowery lupulin magic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (19385) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
Draught at Chuck’s Hop Shop, 85th st, Seattle
Cloudy amber color with creamy head. The aroma is a bit pungent and animal. The mouthfeel is rather dry, and lean, but the hop animal character is evident.
Maybe too aggressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (14682) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2013
22 oz. bottle, pours a hazy orange with a one-finger width creamy white head. Aroma is very pungent, with loads of tropical fruits, intense citrus rinds, and wood. Flavour is very similar, with a very robust profile of citrus rind, citrus hops, lots of tropical fruitiness, and only a slight hint of the bourbon barrels. If you’re going to barrel age an IPA, this is how you do it - leave the hops in tact and just accentuate the flavours with the wood / oak / liquor. Most excellent stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14172) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Bomber from the late, perhaps lamented, LetsPour.com. Pours hazy orange gold with a slight white head. Aroma of treacle and citrus. Sort of a bakery aroma. Full bodied I’d say. Flavor is woody, fruity, citrus, woody, maybe bourbon. Yea, some bourbon. And the oak really come through in the finish. If this isn’t dank, it’s got to be close. Ton of hop. No trace of heat. Head bending flavorful ale. Woot. Other words of approbation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (12927) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle - Jam and fruit rind, caramel and some orange. Hazy gold with a rich white head. Apricot, orange, woody notes and lots of sweetness. Light bitterness which is balance with the sweetness and a touch of booze burn in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (9231) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
On tap at Fredfest 2014. Pours cloudy amber with a rich off-white head and a fruity aroma. There is a full-bodied caramel malt flavor with lots of toffee and a tasty bitter hop finish. Very dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (8463) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Bomber from whole foods. Pours a clear copper color with a large white head. A fresh fruity hop nose. The flavor is excellent with fresh fruit with big oranges and lemon. Resinous with pine and medium bitterness. Really good iipa.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (8211) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2014
Thank you tderoeck! Tasting glass from 650 ml. bottle consumed @ “The Tasting formerly known as Mons RBBAG I (2014)”. Hazy orange, creamy white head. Very fruity, orange nose, light herbs, juicy grapefruit, vanilla. Taste is creamy orange, light peel, very fruity, biscuit, vanilla, lollipop, lots of sugar, biscuit, oak, sugar, light bitter in the back. Thick creamy body. It seems like I really like BA IPA’s. This is awesome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (8202) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2014 25/X/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle from a trade @ The Autumn Gathering formerly known as RBBAG Mons (Gent) - BB: n/a, but pretty fresh, straight from the States! (2014-1266) Thanks to bigmanlavos for the trade!

Clear orange beer, big irregular yellowish head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: very fruity, grapefruit, pineapple, sweet, grassy, passion fruits. MF: ok carbon, full body. Taste: bitter, some orange peel, citrus, very resinous, piny notes. Aftertaste: citrus, fruity, pineapple, bit malty, grapefruit, bitter, sweet, some orange peel, caramel. Probably one of the best B.A. ipa’s I’ve ever had (even if that’s not really a lot).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7620) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2013
22. Pours a hazy light amber with a sudsy off-white head and tons of eggy lace. Big bright orange and grapefruit nose, also some light tropical notes too. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Intense, acidic, oily fruit notes from the attack through the mid palate and the finish. Light toasty caramel behind, and some yeasty esters here and there, but primarily oranges, grapefruits, mangos, and pineapple on the mid palate, and a long grapefruit finish. Very nice belgian ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2014
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.

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