SpringsLicker (3220) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold body under a white head.
Citrus hop aroma.
Nice balance between the malts and bitter hops.
I like what oak aging does to the stronger IPAs and this one is a good example of that.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours an orange body with an off white head. Dry oak tones, a bit woody with pine y and citrus tones. Drying with a light caramel and wood body. Maltier and dryer then i like my IPA’s.
gsmitty80 (1935) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was as smooth of an ipa as i have ever had. The oak aging must really have contributed to this. Enjoyable!
larsniclas (5884) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at SBWF-10
Deep amber with a bubbly, white head.
Sweet and malty, hoppy aroma.
Sweet, almost sugary, flavour with warming alcohol.
Low to medium bitterness.
Trev (1980) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
orange gold pour with a small head.
aroma is orangy citrus, piney hop, caramel, butterscotch.
herbal piney hop in the flavour. light bready caramel. woody.
alc is very well blended.
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark orange, almost light brown color with a small head. Aroma is floral with slight pine needle notes. Flavor is crisp, however it is not sharp as other IPAs, and seemingly the only contribution of the oak aging is making the hop kick less present. Overall masks the alcohol content very well and is a very drinkable IPA.
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really liked this one...oak and pale ale works well for me. Has a really nice hop front to it that continues in to the middle of the palate, and then the oak mellows the whole thing out. I like this! subtle woody flavors and light vanilla notes finish it out. One of Great Divide’s better brews, IMHO...
mattdonders (16) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours caramel brown color with small white head that quickly fades into a swirl on top. Aroma is of slight pine needles and flowers, with a slight hint of oak. Slight hops taste with with oak mouthfeel, but definitely still get the IPA.
Dfonorow (1700) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours light brown/orange with a small white head that quickly fades into nothingness. Aroma is of light pine needles a slight amount of flowers. Flavor is light/crisp with subtle hops throughout, the oak aging seems to cut down on the hops in the brew but doesn’t add much else. Very drinkable for 7% alcohol.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
medium brown with large white head. nose of oak and a subtle citrus hop note. medium carbonation. medium bitterness before a ton of oak, that is well done, but overbearing for the beer. a touch of citrus hop note before a dry finish. a beer that is well oaked, making it enjoyable to drink, but the ipa is not well represented in this beer