chicagobears (434) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy dark orange pour into Sprecher pint glass. Terrific nose: citrus, biscuit, vanilla, and syrupy caramel. Such a unique flavor. The oak aging seemed to have done wonders for this IPA. It has a strong vanilla sweetness in the front. A rich syrupy caramel flavor that leads into the hop bitterness. The finish is long with a spicy hop dryness and a very faint smokiness.
Slipstream (2226) - USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
FIRST rating - surprised no one else rated this. On tap at Rattle’n’Hum in 2012. Amber pour with some lace. Floral, sweet, cidery, lightly metallic aroma, with a bit of smoked malt too. It is sweet for an IPA - the oak seems to cancel out the hops a bit. Good, but I like regular Rumble more.
Earlier Rating: 7/1/2012 Total Score: 4
Thanks to Matt. Sweet, well-balanced, and delicious. Dry West Coast type hops matched with a dollop of malty sweetness. It tastes like broiled grapefruit with brown sugar, with a touch of oak. Very good.
seancarty (5) - Pipersville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2015 does not count
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light not overly hopping, very light on the palate. Interesting flavor vanilla?
deusax (458) - Grenoble, FRANCE - DEC 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Fruity, oily nose, very light on hop, with some vanilla notes. Well balanced in the mouth, not much hoppy for an IPA. The oak notes are light
GreatDane1632 (1003) - Alabama, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated from notes taken 29 Sep 2011 -- Recommended by the dude at Beach Liquors. Not a hop bomb, but I really like the complexity between the sweet clean flavors and the strong hops.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle -
Aroma - light vanilla, brewed tea, medium aromatic hops, and a touch of toasted malt.
Appearance - clear, golden orange with a tight white head, decent retention and nice sticky lacing.
Mouthfeel - medium bodied, carbonation on the softer side...very smooth
Flavor - sweet, vanilla notes, grapefruit, a touch of oakiness and lemons on the finish.
Overall - a little too sweet/malt forward. I liked the wood aspect but the hops need to be amplified a bit more.
Steverus0 (228) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good beer, but not the very best.
Pours a burnished copper with tight head dissipating slowly.
Aroma is a bit understated, but clear presence of resinous hops and a bit of pine.
Smooth on the palate with medium body. Lightly roasted character from the oak, but probably could have stood for a couple days more aging with all the malt presence softening its arrival.
Finishes clean for an IPA making this a great choice for a crisp fall evening.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Alpha10 (425) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014/10/10 - Pours a dark, burnt orange/amber colour with a thick, foamy, off white head. Moderate lacing. Aroma is caramel, mild toasted malt, light citrus and light pine. Taste is oak, caramel, vanilla, mild pine and a hint of citrus. Mouthfeel is oily, with biting carbonation and a woody, drying finish. Hop bitterness was lighter than expected, but this was still an interesting take on an IPA.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jandd1983 (3160) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It poured a red color with a small white head. The aroma was of oak, pine and earthy hops. The taste was similar with a light sweetness on the back end but it still finishes fairly dry. Tasty.
legion242 (2334) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a burnt orange with a thin, whispy head. Soft nose. In the mouth, the softness continues with mild hops.