gururyan (644) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle, after way too many other bottles. A good solid brew that didn't have much to complain about.
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coachd (261) - Missouri, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strange aroma, primarily of cooked spaghetti. Also contains some oak, malt sweetness, vanilla and spice. Appearance is an amber color with a large dense off white head. Taste is excellent. Very nice butterscotch flavor with some vanilla and oak. Hops are present, but not heavy. I think this was an old bottle, but it aged well. Slightly bitter and oaky aftertaste. Very nice palate for an IPA. Well done from Great Divide, a brewery that usually delivers.
Ctplt777 (263) - - APR 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This oneís different. Initial aroma is earthy, floral and citrus fruit. Pretty in your face upon the initial pour. Taste is where things get interesting. It initially hits you like an IPA with some nice hop bitterness, a little pine and grapefruit. Then turns into an oaky, sweet malty taste which is definitely the oak barrel. I didnít really pick out any vanilla but definitely oak. This ones pretty good. Itís a different approach to an IPA but isnít bad. I would like to have the hops burst a little more but itís not bad by any means.
jsmerig (1320) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear dark orange with a pillowy head. The body seems substantial strictly from the pour. Aroma of earthy floral hops. Taste is refined with the bitterness of the ample hops offset by the complexity of caramel, toffee and vanilla from the aging. Nicely done and unexpected. Body is substantial while the finish is nicely crisp without too much bitterness.
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arnold931 (758) - Iowa, USA - APR 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at 30 Hop. Pours fairly clear copper with big white head and lacing. Nose is mild hops. Nice caramel sweetness in the taste.
c1raider (60) - New York, USA - APR 21, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Barrel aging pulls all the bright floral and citrus flavors out of ipas and this one is no different. Better than most because its not sweet but flavor is melded together and unpleasantly bitter
jcnielsen (2443) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a bronze color with a white head. Slight oak, malty, slight cheerios, herbal aromas. A lot more pronounced oak/wood in flavor with other notes of herbal, hoppy, spicy hop flavors. Doesnít exactly do it for me. Also has a bit of wood cleaner note that Iím not digging.
rdixon77 (1410) - Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old rating. Nice oak ipa. Vanilla helps cuts bitterness. Still has strong sweet caramel background, but feels creamy.
chicagobears (430) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy dark orange pour into Sprecher pint glass. Terrific nose: citrus, biscuit, vanilla, and syrupy caramel. Such a unique flavor. The oak aging seemed to have done wonders for this IPA. It has a strong vanilla sweetness in the front. A rich syrupy caramel flavor that leads into the hop bitterness. The finish is long with a spicy hop dryness and a very faint smokiness.
Slipstream (2167) - USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
FIRST rating - surprised no one else rated this. On tap at RattleíníHum in 2012. Amber pour with some lace. Floral, sweet, cidery, lightly metallic aroma, with a bit of smoked malt too. It is sweet for an IPA - the oak seems to cancel out the hops a bit. Good, but I like regular Rumble more.
Earlier Rating: 7/1/2012 Total Score: 4
Thanks to Matt. Sweet, well-balanced, and delicious. Dry West Coast type hops matched with a dollop of malty sweetness. It tastes like broiled grapefruit with brown sugar, with a touch of oak. Very good.
seancarty (4) - Pipersville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2015 does not count
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light not overly hopping, very light on the palate. Interesting flavor vanilla?