RedSox2004 (1449) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUN 24, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark amber, almost brown, with an off-white head that left little lacing. Malt aroma up front accompanied by the expected oak and only a hint of grassy hops. Sweet caramel malt and vanilla flavors, with less than expected bitterness to offset them. Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a sweetness in the finish that was not very pleasant.
RSRIZZO (1900) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle poured into a Shaker at 46°. Color is a deep golden with good carbonation and a small tight head. Aroma of fresh hops, malt and a touch of pine. Medium body that gives a rich smooth mouth feel. Flavor comes in sweet letting the malt show first then the hops jump in with a big pine, citrus and a mild bitterness. After taste slightly dry as the citrus and pine hang and a faint oak taste shows. Overall its a very good brew just a little heavy on the citrus and the oak doesn’t come out enough.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JUN 20, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not super impressed by this one. GD IPA’s are hit and miss for me. Not getting the pine and citrus. Heavier on the vanilla and oak notes. Pours a brown orange. Aroma is pretty muted.
adnielsen (10138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home. Burnt orange appearance with a white head. Lightly woody, earthy, slightly piney, light grapefruity nose. Woody, earthy, slightly piney, fairly malty flavor. The wood aging milds the brew somewhat. Pretty good.
Marheb (3291) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 18, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2011 Magnifique couleur orange limpide avec une tête épaisse qui disparait peu à peu. La vanille et un bouquet sobre d’amertume en arôme, léger mais bien balancé avec la robustesse du chêne. Au goût on se retrouve avec une version moins riche de la ’’Burton Baton’’, plus mince en bouche et moins amère. La vanille est définitivement puissante. Efficace.
anders37 (19552) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ SBWF 2010. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty grapefruit hoppy aroma with hints of caramel. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish.
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Glowing, pale orange color with a thin, off-white head. Aroma is strong with an almost syrupy hop quality, what you’d expect from a double IPA. Very smooth in the mouth and on the palate, with only a very subtle oak character. A little grainy in the finish. A really enjoyable beer, not a show-off... humbly delicious. Great job!
beerbastard (795) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear beige orange. Woody pine like nose. Oak and hop bitterness overpower any malt character. It has a dry oak astringent finish, too much. Rumble lacks the maltyness I’m looking for.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask at Rustico - Alexandria.
Served in a pint glass. Pours a moderate to semi-dark brown color with a tan head. A good amount of lacing to start off with, but it doesn’t have the type of staying power that I expect for a cask IPA. The nose brings forward the oak a bit more than the hops, which are certainly restrained. There’s nothing from the hops that really jumps out; I could say maybe a little bit of earthy and floral hops, but the oak really takes over.
The same thing can be said about the taste, as while I get a decent amount of bitterness, the oak characteristics really carry through and I believe there’s some earthy hops underneath, as I can certainly say I’m not getting citrus or tropical, but that’s about it. Mouthfeel is nice and creamy with a good amount of bitterness and some slight oak tannin. Drinks fairly well but is somewhat disappointing.
Serving type: cask
Reviewed on: 10-29-2010
jrallen34 (3497) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass. An oak aged ipa, not a great idea, at least this attempt...Pour light brown, watery and clear, a nice light tan head that has great retention, light lacing...Aroma is all malt and way too sweet. A malty ipa to start (apparently) and the oak aging just enhances that. Vanilla and caramel dominant the nose, its ok in doses but too much and you get an overload of the senses...The taste carries over all the sweetness and makes it undrinkable. No oak shows. I couldn’t drink more than half the bottle.
Interesting idea but dry hop the hell out of this after barrel aging and you might be on to something.