RayOhm (474) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, bottled on Jun 15, 11. citrus hop aroma. maroon pour with nice head. lots of caramel malts. the hops were more in the back, and a little in the finish. didnt really get any of the oak. a good beer, I prefer highly hopped IPAs though
brianprentiss (693) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
okay, it sounded like a good beer, the label sounded GREAT. but, it just wasn’t as good as I was hoping.
tgncc (3090) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice aroma of oak, caramel, vanilla, citrus. The appearance is a nice deep amber, white head. The flavor is like the aroma, malt forward, caramel, oak upfront, citrus blending in nicely. The finish is citrus and pine hops. Medium in body, creamy mouthfeel. Solid.
alobar (3502) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear amber color with a thin white head. Aroma of wood, citrus, and a bit of hops. Flavor is more malty than expected for an IPA-citrus, pine, hops, and definitely wood. Very well-balanced beer. Nicely done.
arone12 (925) - Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a orangey brown color with an off white head. Smells pretty malty with some slight pine and malts. Nice taste. Has some wood, some pine needles, some orange and some malts.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank from the 12oz bottle. Oak barrels seem to provide a malty taste, it’s very balanced. Good hop-bitter aftertaste. Very good. Kind of roasty.
drjay44 (3373) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium, short lived white head, with some lacing, over an orange amber (SRM 8) body....nose is light citrus, pine, herbal spice....taste is light toffee/caramel, pine, citrus, very light vanilla, finishing with lingering grapefruit peel bitterness....mouth feel medium, carbonation high with a foamy sensation. This is not hopped with a heavy hand, thus allowing the malts to come more forward than is often found in "American IPA’s". BJCP 7/3/14/4/7
aracauna (3496) - Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surprisingly malts. Shocked by the caramel malt before I even noticed the hops, honestly.
beerguy101 (5357) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on 7/10/2011. This IPA pours a medium orange gold color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet, citrusy with a touch of wood. A medium bodied India Pale Ale. The malts are caramel, fruity and sweet. The hops are herbal, citrusy and grapefruity. Decent carbonation. A touch of wood and oak. Nicely balanced IPA. There is a nice oak/wood flavor in the background. Nice balance between the malt, hops and wood. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Earthy hop nose. Pine, tangerine, and light oak. Clear dark amber with a thin and steady white head, active carbonation. Firm, assertive bitterness but by no mean unbalanced. A good caramel sweetness takes the edge off. Finishes with oak notes. Full bodied yet still crisp from the hops. Very well done.