Robbievegas (230) - Las vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tried this on tap at the Yard House in Lone Tree, Colorado. Caramel, vanilla, pine and citrus! Wow what an amazing IPA! The flavors balance so well; a well crafted beer, bravo!
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southernolkart (50) - - NOV 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is a very nice malty Luke caramel with hardly any hops. Taste is a very nice almost leaning to the sweet side. Getting a slight citrus and heavy piney hop taste. Slightly bitter dry finish.
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gregwilsonstl (664) - USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper. Caramel. Very floral. Hints of vanilla and citrus. Nice subtle bitterness.
Sikash (171) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 1, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a tullip glass. Pours a hazy orange color with a white head that doesn’t last too long but leaves great lacing. Aroma is heavy on the malt with some citrus, caramel, and hops. Flavor is initially sweet that turns bitter, you can note the alcohol with some citrus and malt with a medium bitter finish. Body is average with decent carbonation. Overall a decent beer but probably would not buy it again.
malrubius (1403) - Valley Stream, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Gummy toasted caramel woody aroma. Toasted caramel medium overripe fruit vanilla juicy overripe citrus woody bitterness. Heavy and thick and a little cloying. Why age an IPA? Yes, I guess there is historical authenticity, but I am not stuck in India, sweating in wool uniform waiting to get appointed to a high-ranking post so I can pay back my uncle for the money he spent to arrange the sinecure.
thefederalist (275) - Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA - OCT 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a large head that dissipates quickly but leaves lacing. The aroma is piney with a dose of wood fire. Flavor is moderately sweet and slightly bitter, with a bitter finish that leaves the scent of earth in the nose. Good one.
thomat (1550) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2012 Orange with a medium white head. Fruity with flowery notes. Malt, citrus, hops, wood and bitterness. Medium to full body with a long, bitter finish.
AlanRyker (44) - - OCT 22, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A delicious variation on an IPA. The malt really comes to the forefront. The hops is subdued, but also complex. Right off the front end there’s a round sweetness, maybe kind of vanilla? Delicious!
chinchill (580) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
An IPA substantially altered by oak aging. I found this a bit too woody for my taste, not only because oak is not my favorite flavor component but also because the oak aging seems to mask some of the malt flavor and diminishes its hoppiness. It does have a rather fine and long-lasting aftertaste that is woody, somewhat y savory and fruity, and only mildly bitter.
bookman10 (472) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A rather muted version of an IPA. The oak aging really lessens the hop bite and allows other flavors to rise to the surface, in this case some uncharacteristic malty sweetness. Its IPA beginnings are still there, but not quite so pronounced. It’s a nice alternative to the big-hop, big-citrus IPAs out there.