patrickfannon (1223) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. 12 oz. Split with James and Sean. Pours a hazy copper orange with bright white thick foam lace. Aroma of caramel, honey, roasted malts, toffee, citrusy hop resin, and some nice vanilla notes. Full bodied with a smooth, clean, slightly bittersweet palate. Finishes with some hop bitterness. Cool IPA.
jredmond (4891) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle split with pat, Sean, and vinny. Pours a slightly hazy amber orange body with slight white lacing. Aroma is bready - reminding me of oak aged unearthly. Mouthfeel is smooth with notes of bready and citrus hops.
BrewDad (4610) - Olympia, USA - OCT 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz Bottle – Gravity Beer Market – Olympia, WA
Aroma – Nice hops aroma. Good malt backing.
Appearance – Amber in color, Clear, with a thin head.
Flavor – Good hoppy flavor. Earthy and light fruit flavors. The malt added for a nice balance.
Palate – Dry finish with a Good Mouthfeel.
Overall – Very tasty IPA.
Palidor19 (2876) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
decent all the way. nice and slightly oaky with a nice mellow hoppy taste. brings a wooden flavor. good stuff
nick76 (4141) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is pretty standard for this style. It’s got caramel malt and pine/citrus hops. The appearance is amber with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma with an astringent finish. The palate is smooth. Overall a good IPA.
hopscotch (8465) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft… Mostly clear amber ale with an orange tint and a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Fantastic retention. The aroma is a lupulin medley of grapefruit, pine and grass with an underlying suggestion of tea biscuit. Medium-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and jazzy carbonation. The flavor provides good balance – biscuity sweetness and tannic bitterness. Crisp, dry finish with a pinch of salt.
CheersMate (1298) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Diaphanous copper appearance with a wispy head. This beer has the aroma of salt, wood, and citrus. My nose is also picking up on the aroma of peanuts. Quite the odd aroma, but it is pungent and interesting. Not much bitterness, but a lot of salt and wood initially hit my taste buds. The vanilla eventually kicks in, but it’s not so poignant. The citrus doesn’t really develop as I believe it should because the wood flavor dominates. It’s a decent IPA, but having a wood-aged IPA is a bit weird because the hops are overshadowed. Decent stuff, but it needs to have a better hop presence. Maybe if I had a bottle that was REALLY fresh this stuff would taste better. Bottle date: 08-25-10.
TheGB (476) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light amber with a thin head. Aroma of toasty nut, hops, wood and some yeast. Taste is a little fat with some wood, and yeast, not as hoppy as I would have thought. Pretty good, nice and complex, but I would have liked more hoppiness.
sebletitje (6238) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pression @ OTH.
Quelle bonne surprise. Aspect plus AP et brune que IPA.
Couleur cuivre et blanche.
Arôme, malt caramel,
Goût est superbe, quoique le cote houblon reste en retrait, je note beaucoup de malt, caramel, un aspect biscuité, chocolaté, cacao, houblon frais sans être trop amer, fini garde bien le cote caramel au beurre, épais et sirop avec une douceur qui est proche de la vanille probablement du aux morceaux de chêne.
badgerben (4354) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper color with no head. Aroma of caramel, light chocolate and a bit of oak. Light oak and chocolate flavor. Semi-harsh bitterness. Seems tanic. More oak shows up after it warms. Tasty, but a bit oddly lacking in hop flavor and aroma.