Hanuta06 (318) - Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: from bottle--purchased at Full Throttle Bottles.
Aroma: moderate pine hop.
Appearance: small, rocky, off-white, initial head with fair lacing and fully-diminishing longevity. Clear, light-amber body.
Taste: moderately bitter, light grapefruit initial flavor and moderately sweet, caramel finish with average duration.
Palate: medium-to-full body, dry texture and lively carbonation.
Overall: unique flavor.
lb4lb (2453) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear amber with white head. Smell is smooth, very slightly hoppy and toasty and some oak and vanilla. Taste is initially oak and vanilla with smooth creamy mostly dry caramel flavor and light bitterness that lingers a bit. Doesn’t taste too much like an ipa but the oaked character is clearly evident and is enjoyable. This to me is like a light barley wine. Pretty good and nicely drinkable.
markducommun (143) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy yellow gold, light tan head. Piney, resinous, some floral notes. Light caramel notes. Well balanced, but reasonably strong bitterness against some savoriness towards the finish. Thicker body for an ipa. Alcohol has reasonable amount if presence. Fairly acidic. Longish finish.
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kansascityCW (108) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a nice amber color with a thick head. Aroma is earthy, piney hops. The taste is the same with a good lasting bitterness. Medium body. Pretty decent but was hoping for more; this is a little blah.
mallen386 (20) - OKC, Oklahoma, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A really nice mouthfeel to match the flavor. Not overpowering, but unabashed in what it is. Fairly hoppy of course but not crazy aggressive pine come.
CelticJohnny (73) - New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Served in tulip. Light amber with a finger of white head. Smells of oak and piney. The taste however I was not fond of. Oak upfront but it has a weird soap like taste and a bit of vegetables. Medium palate. This was hard to drink for my taste buds.
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TXBadger (1217) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light brown color with off-white head. Oak, caramel, citrus, and pine on the nose; follows onto the palate. Vanilla and caramel sweetness on the finish. The barrels give this a nice quality.
samsmith33 (351) - - APR 27, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear Copper color. Aroma Is peaty, hops and barley softened by the oak. Taste is a bit soapy, and bitter. Oak is there. Not great. ..feels and tastes stale. Disappointed.
cfrancis (2248) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark copper with a big frothy off white top. Aroma is rich caramel and toffee malts and pine hops. Taste is sweet from the oak and caramel malt. Nicely offset with the pine hop bitterness. Really nice twist to the IPA.
mstrcrwly (231) - New York, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass..amber/orange pour with white head..aroma of hops,pine, florals..tastes dry with tinge of vanilla, citrus..underwhelming.