Elwood (2959) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a red color with a small white head. The nose has an interesting mix of oak, pine, and earthy hops. The flavor follows suit with a light sweetness on the back end but it still finishes fairly dry. Medium bodied with a medium to long finish. Pretty good.
commonshawn (160) - - OCT 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Mahogany color. Pine and sweet aroma. A lot of flavors throughout. But could have better balance. Maybe a bit too dry at the end too. Aggressive beer that goes for it.
DrunkSanta410 (31) - Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle purchased from Maltitude in Columbus, GA. Bottled on June 27 2013. Pours an amber color with average sized off white head. Aroma of oak and hops (hops mellowed considerably by oak). Taste is initially a mellow oak flavor that transitions to a lingering hoppy bitterness. Smooth on the palate. Overall, a different take on the IPA. Oak mellows the IPA in a good way. Big fan of this new offering from great divide.
JulienHuxley (2145) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Hazy amber gold pour with little/no head. Oaky aroma, very earthy, oxidized, very earthy, cardboard. Taste is tannic, oaky, gastric acid notes (yuck) buttery caramel notes. Blah
Brouwerij (722) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear, dark copper with coarse white head. Settles quickly with some thin lacing. Aroma is mildly hoppy, mild sweet oak, resinous. Flavor is sweet, oaky, with a mildly piney hop finish. Hops come across surprising mellow. Soft carbonation, medium body, and mildly crisp texture. Goes down smooth. A mildly oaky, mellow IPA.
Stevesie (265) - - OCT 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From bottle. Nice appearance and kick, but found the woodsy, earthy, smokiness a bit too much. Interesting, but I’ll stick with Titan and Hercules.
Sathorael (135) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours medium copper/amber color with small off white head. Almost no retention or lacing. Aromas of pine, woody notes, and caramel. Taste is very woody and earthy with notes of toffee, caramel, and pine resin. Finish is dry and slightly spicy.
haddon90 (1350) - Newport Beach, California, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a thin tan head. Nice, smokey hops in the nose. A sense of a bourbon barrel in the taste, Smoked hops. Interesting taste. Strong oak finish.
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours clear copper with a small white head that fades to a very thin layer.
Smells mostly of citrus fruits with a little vanilla oakiness creeping in.
A little unbalanced in taste. The oak dominates a bit too much. A little bit of piney resinous lingers with a good dry finish.
Mouthfeel is pretty average for the style with solid carbonation levels.
A little disappointed in this beer. I usually like oak aged stuff, but the oak dominates too much in this and it’s a little bit of an unbalanced mess.
One2remeber (126) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper, orange highlights.
Citrus, tannins, vanilla oak.
Smooth, potent flavors, tannin burn on the back. Mellow pineapple fruit. Rich caramel malt backbone.
Strong beer, well done. Excellent example of a balanced IPA with rich oak flavors.