SudsMcDuff (5370) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I didn’t do it .. Bottle from Specs, Bay Area, born on date: June 12th 2011 - thanks to Judes for the sixer .. . Dark tan, low foam, sticky sparse lacing .. . only i may dance .. . very light vanilla, honey, light sap, and heavily varnished wood .. . pretty harsh, very muddled, and oddly absent of enjoyment, shame- i kinda wished i’d spent my $11 bucks on a bomber and a sixer... . weezle wozzle??
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - AUG 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber color/ ivory head. Pale malt, dry wood, pine needle aromas. Medium bodied. Decent dry wood, pale malt, honey, floral flavors
fluffy (1052) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
im not an IPA fan, and while this was nicely balanced for the most part, i couldnt get the bitterness off my tongue for at least a good 10-15 seconds.
still, a nice beer if you are into that kind of thing.
albertfan5 (9) - Alabama, USA - AUG 4, 2011 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice balance of bitterness and sweetness. Pretty good Colorado beer especially if you like IPAs.
JoeTheYounger (1113) - Claremont, California, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden pour with thin head. Aroma is citrus hops and biscuits. Taste is malty with nice citrus hops presence followed by a nice oak balance. Great brew.
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught pours amber with a white head. Aromas are herbal, spruce, and citrus. Taste is much the same. Bitter with some malt, but mostly bitter. Not sure what hops they used here, but they are not the citrus flavors. Overall, decent, but I prefer my IPAs to have more citrus flavors.
WabashMan (1004) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A really nice offering from Great Divide, this one pours a dark, orange tinged amber with a light tan head. Nose is nicely hoppy and warm. Flavors are rich and strong, with a nice hops character that lingers for quite some time on the palate. Really a very good beer.
bigbish (479) - California, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very good, well balanced IPA. Great malt flavors and not overly hoppy. Very full bodied. A nice change of pace from other overhopped IPAs.
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours slightly orange from draft with a thin white head. Some notes of pine on the nose. Some hop flavor on the tongue. It’s a fairly drinkable IPA for non hopheads. Finishes clean. Not bad.
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I poured a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. The body proved darker than a typical ipa, which likely reflects the aging, although this dark orange-russet color will be familiar to those of you who drink GDBC’s Titan ipa with any regularity. A one-finger head quickly dissipated to rings, and the beer’s time on oak reduced carbonation to a faint presence on the palate. Yet the beer still tasted refreshing, even in July in Georgia, thereby bringing some ineffable "ipa-ness" through the oaking process. I assume that this reflects the judicious use of wood to enhance and transform, rather than smother, existing notes. Oaky vanilla becomes more notable as the beer warms, with sawdust and green wood notable after you’ve been sipping it for a half hour or so. And you may as well linger over it, because the biggest fault of this beer is that it is a seasonal rather than a year-round offering.