FROTHINGSLOSH (5095) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from a 12oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy orange-amber color with some small floaters and a small soapy orange-beige head that faded and left minimal lacing. The aroma was sweetish and piney with light grapefruit and a hint of caramel. The flavor was tangy with toasted caramel, brown sugar, piney hops and a sour off undertone. The finish was long with pine and almost rancid caramel. Thick body and fairly undercarbonated. There was potential here but something went off the tracks. Ok.
kassner (1377) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I usually don’t like Oak adging, but this level though low adds to the beer instead of displacing it, subtile under mostly bitter hops, the oak lingers. Only a hint of whiskey in the fragrance, modest head but nice lacing over the hazy honey color
Ernesto987 (3933) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another awesome oak ages IPA, great divide as mastered aging bitterness of west coast hops in oak. Very nicely balanced and highly drinkable, in my favorite go to rotation
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle poured an amber color with a good amount of head. Nice oakey hoppy flavor with a lingering aftertaste.
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Capone’s. Pours turbid ruddy caramel brown with 2-finger off-white head. Nose is resiny hops, caramel malt, oak, and vanilla. Tastes caramel malty, hoppy, resiny, with a rich flavor, solid but well integrated notes of oak and vanilla, and a nice complexity. This one is a standout.
crackedmachine (473) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy amber with a lot of sediment floating around. Aroma is predominantly sweet oak with just a hint of citrus hidden beneath. Flavor is well-layered with elements of semi-sweet oak, citrus and pine hops, and a mild bitterness. This is a very flavorful, but at the same time rather mellow and drinkable beer.
nwiseman (192) - West Lafayette, Indiana, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks bro! Pours deep orange with a foamy tan head. Aroma of lemon and pineapple with some hoppy herbal notes. Lots of hop bitterness, hints of fruity sweetness and a surprising warmth that I’m attributing to the oak. Decent carbonation, medium body, and lingering bitterness. Very interesting take on the style.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep, dark copper color with a nice creamy head. Not much in the way of aroma, subdued hops and some wood. Flavor more than makes up for the lack of aroma - lots of spicy floral hops and caramel malt. Expected more vanilla from the wood, but still a very good brew. I ended up buying a couple sixers of this one.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dense, syrupy amber with a nice white head. Aroma is sugary malt and candied grapefruit, with subtle wood notes and a touch of orange juice. Flavor is a stellar woodsy grapefruit with orange and pine resin undertones. A subtle strawberry jam essence emerges in the finish Thick and lingering on the tongue. Fantastic IPA; not too aggressive, not too restrained. This beer truly lets the individual parts shine without relying on a sour blitzkrieg to get its point across.
markwise (4545) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Oldsmar Tap House. Pours hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is almost medicinal with vanilla, caramel, malt, and cotton candy. Flavor is malt, medicine, and cotton candy. Light to medium body and interesting beer.