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 (5652) - 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 (223) - 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 (401) - 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 (390) - 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 (2064) - 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.
dpjuart (1093) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Brunzies. Pours amber brown, small lacing head. Caramel and oak nose with some hoppy notes. Huge oak flavor, some nutty Catalan, grass, lemon and moderate bitter. Also bit harsh, but solid.
UkrainPubCrawler (105) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a very tasty IPA and the fact that it was aged in oak barrels gives the beer depth and a unique flavor. Delicious!
Fritz123 (1274) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the Global Tap House. Snifter. Pours a cloudy orange with a thick white head. Lots of lacing. Aroma is fruity with citrus, peaches, mangoes, and nectarines. The taste is also a fruit explosion with the citrus and peaches most prevalent, mild bittering hops, some breadiness, great malt balance, and hint of mustiness. Finish is fruity, but not sweet. Mild IPA. You also get the oak on the finish the most. Moderate carb, medium body for an IPA.
ttoadee (836) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bronze pour, tight head that fades with scant lace. Nose is apricots and citrus. Bitter. Middle is creamy malt, citrus hops. Finish is orange blossoms, warming alcohol, medium spruce bitterness.