robgibbens (418) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2014
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Great amber color with a short white head. Aroma is chocolate, passion fruit, citrus. Taste is bitter and tart. Fades quickly. Odd aftertaste, metallic.
beerme31 (522) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours hazy amber thin tan head. Aroma of pine, vanilla, and citrus. Medium sweet taste. Medium body, thin texture, finishes with some bitter hop balanced with vanilla. Overall an interesting take on an IPA, a little watery in the taste, not bad overall.
zach8270 (3628) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Clear orange with a thick white head. Oak sweetness and pine resin in the aroma. Flavor is bitter at the start with a good amount of hops but then a big rush of the oak sweetness in the middle. Some vanilla and toffee with a bitter and lingering hop finish.
TattooJack (178) - Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks and smells terrific, very chunky and bold (much like the characteristics I admire in women) Maybe the oak barrel thing is the wave of the future, and it hits the 7% mark which I also find desirable (In beer that is). Good job making this!
J_man (737) - Tustin, California, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice roasted, woody aroma from a clear copper/amber body with a fluffy off-white head. More of the roasted malt/wood in the flavor with a distinct alcohol bite. Sharp earth and pine bitterness that lays down on the tongue and stays there. The light caramel sweetness is just barely enough to balance the solid bitterness. There’s a nice lightly smoked woody flavor that floats around the entire time. Seems much more English than American IPA. Finishes thin and bitter. Nice variation on an IPA.
Shaunmaloney (37) - Kasson, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Torreys. Copper with nice head. A lot in this beer. Carmel comes through and the oak is a perfect fit. A pine finish which I am unsure of. A great approach, winter would be a better season than summer.
bbbeer (592) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coppery brown with small off white head. Fairly malty aroma, some piney hops. Medium body. Bit of carbonation, no alcohol. Flavor is off dry. Pine and floral hops. Oak adds some astringency. Some sweet caramel like malts too. Pretty good.
sudomorph (743) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle bottled Mar 31, 2014. Pours a clear, deep copper with a half finger, near white head that laces. Aroma has some nice barrel notes, hints of sweetness, vanilla, pine, and resin. Taste is noticeably sweet with a solid bitterness. Pine, resin, vanilla, and barrel taste. Short finish. Medium-full body with a medium carbonation. Pretty clean in the mouth. Overall a very nice beer. Noticeable barrel notes with a solid bitterness.
nuplastikk (4745) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Sweet caramel vanilla aroma. Creamy off-white head. Hazy, what looks to be unfiltered orange-gold body. Big but drinkable IPA. The oak lends a little bit of a sweetness, which coupled with the rich malts, is a little over the top. The hops are kind of piny,, syrupy, resinous. Full bodied, a decent beer.
Darwenus (572) - Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly hazy orange with an average head that leaves thin, soapy lace. The aroma is apples, malt, and alcohol. The flavor is better than I expected. I’m still not convinced that oak aging and heavy hops are the best combination, but it works here. Citrus up front, a rich malt, and at the finish the warm oak floods the tongue. Strong resin notes on the swallow. Not bad.