commonmac (165) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into pint glass. Not as much IPA aroma on the front. Color is a hazy copper. Light head. Definitely get sweetness that doesn’t accompany many IPAs. Pine towards the middle and end. An interesting combination of flavors with maybe a hint of vanilla. Worth a try.
Frahmo (203) - Idaho, USA - DEC 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark amber with an off white head. Piney hop flavor, with a bitter woody aftertaste. Fairly muted overall. Not one I would recommend.
Braudog (5462) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Bit of an explosion at first, but then this settled quite nicely into a firm, solid amber beer. The aroma is almost tropical, but this drinks with a more pine-driven profile, followed by a quite distinct woody finish, extremely dry and cloying. Excellent. (#5370, 12/15/2013)
nealblind (472) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy amber pour substantial light tan fluff. Smells pine sappy peachy hoppy oak. Substantial malt flavor. Seems like a british style ipa: less bitter than american ipa, noticeable malt. A bit too much postage stamps flavor. wood spice is nice.
DrinksAllKinds (14) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good taste with IPA bite. Doesn't have taste of oak barrel. Cannot taste the caramel, vanilla, pine, or citrus.
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tcuhaimes (9) - fort worth, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle. Pours a deep yellow. Aroma is pleasant. Tiny notes with settle taste of oak and vanilla. Decent IPA
BrixandBrews (24) - West Richland, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Maybe, I just had too high of expectations. Perhaps, this beer was neglected in its storage prior to delivery...? But, I was not all together impressed.
Nice nose, though, nothing super stand out on the palate. Some good oak notes. The hops overshadowed by this and an overwhelming bitterness mid palate.
dyetube (1154) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at square burger. Pours a deep copper with a thin white head. The aromas are pine, citrus. The mouthfeel is dry and bitter with a medium body and good carbonation. Great beer!
gkeh (108) - Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at world of beer, Katy. Clear golden color with a thin head. Aroma is sweet malts, citrus hops. Taste is a nice balance of sweet and bitter. Can taste the mild vanilla and caramel. Over all a very solid IPA.
pinkzambia (1390) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Clear gold with a frothy white head. Wet hop aroma with a thick and creamy full body and feel. Sweet notes among the hops that are brought in from the oak. It does strike a great balance of hops and yet not so in your face. Pretty nice.