DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy brown pour with a vigorous head. The taste is what sets this apart. The hops make it mildly bitter with a nice oak age finish giving some vanilla, cream finish to it. Its not incredibly oaky or hoppy, but a pretty nice balance of the two. Nice outing.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the Binny’s in Orland Park, Illinois: This pours a clear amber body with a modest off-white head yet still manages to coat the glass with lace. The aroma is oranges, oak, a touch of pine, and a hint of vanilla. Smooth. The flavor mirrors the aroma, adding a solid zesty bitterness. At 7.1% ABV with no signs of the alcohol, this is dangerously drinkable.
therobot (2) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2010 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted 9/17/10 - Bottled 8/19/10 - Great aged flavor, not overwhelming, strong hoppiness rich flavor.
al_b (36) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear orange with medium head. Aroma is sweet, malty and a little hops. Tastes slightly sweet and bitter. Creamy texture with a slightly oaky, sweet finish. Very nice.
Mora2000 (6097) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled Aug. 18, 2010. The beer pours a brownish-amber color with a tan head. The aroma is very nice. I get some oak and vanilla notes as expected, but I also get some nuttyness and a lot of orange citrus from the hops. The flavor is just as good. The dominant flavor is orange citrus, but I also get some pine, caramel malt and oak. While there is a ton of hop flavor, the oak aging seems to have mellowed the bitterness quite a bit, leaving the beer very drinkable but full of hop flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. I loved the 15th/16th Anniversary beer from Great Divide and this one is just as good. A great, oak-aged IPA.
PorterPounder (6523) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors, 12 oz bottle. Dark copper pour, nice sticky off white lacing, long lasting head. Fresh, resiny aroma with some spruce and citrus. Flavor has a bit of a sweet vanilla undertone to it, some faint maple syrup, subtle citrus. Mouthfeel is tangy and thick. Not bad at all.
Aurelius (4773) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty well done. Dusty pine and sweet caramelized pineapple. Lighter than most APA’s. Medium-heavy body, but it wasn’t clingy. Bad label. Market Square Liquors, Timberlane.
BOLTZ7555 (2999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the brewery. This one pours a 24 karat gold with a nice fluffy white head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, and a touch of wood. Flavor also shows oak but it is subtle. The hops haven’t sweetened, unlike their wood-aged anniversary. Medium mouthfeel. Pretty good.
blutt59 (6286) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, copper amber in color with white dense foam, aroma is of sweet , sweaty ,
pineapple fruit, flavor of more light pineapple, malty bread and a metallic finish
monkeychugg55 (972) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear copper with a small, foamy, off-white head. Lots of lacing. The aroma is piney, with citrus, caramel, and fresh sawdust. The flavor is essentially a well balanced ipa, with vanilla, a huge, dry, woody character that lingers for a very long while. Medium bodied with light carbonation. This seems like a good ipa, but the wood is a touch overdone for my tastes. Not bad though.