Aurelius (4677) - 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 (2979) - 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 (6245) - 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 (966) - 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.
beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - SEP 15, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (Aug. 25 2010) pours a clear orange/amber with a tiny off white head. Scent caramel, vanilla and hops. Taste is a smooth balance of malts/hops/wood and citrus. Nice!
skoisirius (1880) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite tasty. I let this warm up a bit before consumption, and it paid off. The oak came through very gently and balanced. A light touch on an otherwise fairly straightforward IPA. Light yet sharp hints at wood/oak and hops politely put together. Touchs of vanilla malt comb the tongue, but not too sweet at all.
17thfloor (2437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a gorgeous robust glowing clear orange amber with a frothy dense white head. Aroma of pool water, a bit resinous, toasty caramel, green pine, some alcohol towards the finish, crystal, touch of character malt, chocolate? and wood. Flavor is glassy and round, softer green pine, light vanilla, lots of crystal, fairly bitter and aggressive in the finish, bit hot. Medium bodied, not sticky but heavy, spread out sharp sizzling carbonation, but mostly soft and flat.
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ redlight redlight. Big piney nose, with some caramel. Pours and amber gold with a thing white head. Spicy oak with pine resin and caramel malts with hints of vanilla, with a spicy grassy finish. Not nad.
emacgee (4404) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an orange gold with one finger of creamy sandstone yellow. Nose shows resinous piny hops and sweet caramel candy with hints of spicy juniper and buttery oak. Flavor is resinous an piny with a rich and herbal hop character and some caramelly malt. Palate is a bit sharp with a medium bitterness.
TURDFERGUSON (4024) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared by emagee. Thanks dude. Bright reddish orange with a some interesting white lace. Nose is resinous and has strong notes of cannabis some light vanilla and wood. Flavor is a bit woody and sweet, hops take a back seat to the wood. Some cotton candy, clemetines, vanilla, caramel, pine and citrus round out the flavor. Finishes bitter with a bit of vanilla from the oak and a slight briney/fishy twang. Not bad, might be better without the oak aging.