nuplastikk (4396) - 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 (550) - 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.
rxeight (1310) - Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster at naperville ale fest. Copper color. Slight hops. Caramel malt. Decent.
Christpuncher (1162) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Super hopy ipa from grea divide. Slight bourbon flavor and nicely bitter. Pours reddish orange in color. Had from a draft a haymarket
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micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice deep golden color, maybe almost amber with blood orange hi lights. Almost no foam cap,
more of just a ring around the edge. Nicely carbo’d but a tad hazy. Chill haze?
Aroma is that of piney citrus hops.
Sweet tasting toffee or caramel malts with sutle hints of oak, bourbon and vanilla.
Citrusy hops compliments nicely and finishes with a dry aftertaste.
A medium bodied beer that’s smooth and flavorful.
I do notice a bit of an off flavor deep in the background that is maybe a result of all the different flavors present.
Not that big of a deal.
Stuu666 (2283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 14, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours amber, nose is oak, toffee, pine, taste is juicy, sweet toffee, caramel.
Strife21 (139) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark amber with thick head. Smell is mostly malt with a hint of hops. Taste is a pretty even balance of malt and hops with notes of oak on the finish. Medium body, medium carbonation. Not what I expected rather boring.
scotchzombie (327) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear copper with a frothy, lumpen yellow-white head. Huge lacing and slow fade. Aroma is caramel malt, oak and some floral resin. Taste is oak, roasted caramel malt and muted bitter hops. Earthy, refreshing and very drinkable. This beer feels like it has more powerful citrus and hop notes lurking, but they never fully pop. Still, very pleasantly surprised - I could drink a few of these.
Busick (379) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not a bad IPA. I have been a little weary of their beers except for the Yeti’s! Everything I have tried in the 12oz. bottles has not lived up to my expectations!
Tide (1786) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Boulder liquor mart. Copper color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, caramel, oak, hops, pine and a bit of vanilla. Bitter finish with hops, citrus, pine and oak. Excellent IPA.