evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an orange/amber color, very clear, with half a finger of off-white head. Smell is sweet malt and spicy, citrusy hops. Reminds me strangely of orange chicken at a good Chinese restaurant. Taste is fairly malty, and again sweet. The oak actually shows up as much as the hops do. There is a woody oak character alongside spicy, almost curry-like hops, with a semi-dry, sticky finish. Very interesting.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice deep amber color. Aromas of hops/hops/citrus. Strong hop flavors with malts and a dry finish.
hayduke (4755) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber with a beige head. Nose of fruit and citrus. Medium body and smooth mouthfeel Flavor is malts and a lot of floral, citrus, and fruity hops. Bitter finish. Great beer.
hoptimusPrimed (155) - SPAIN - MAR 22, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a nice golden colour with ok head and pleasant aroma. Lovely vanilla notes. Full bodied, good level of carbonation
hershiser2 (2010) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Sedona. Taste of grapefruit, licorice, soap, earth. Very bitter and lingering finish.
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DocJitsu (1663) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy copper-golden with an antique white head. Pungent aroma. Caramel malt, citrus, oak, and oaky vanilla. Soft, nearly cottony mouthfeel. A lot of vanilla flavor got picked up from the oak. Caramel malt comes through prominently as well and sweetens the beer to balance the bitter and citrus contribution of the hop profile.
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments.
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rjplumer (986) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mellow citrus and pine aroma. Hazy copper body with sediment floating around. Topped with a thin skim coat off-white head. Bold bitter bite with a citrusy malt taste. Has a little zest but finishes on the cleaner side. It has a style that is neither west coast, east coast or English IPA for that matter. In other words it has a more distinct taste than most in this category.
Imaena (2177) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - NOV 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. This is a nice heavy IPA with a slightly softer edge which is a result of the wood aging i assume.
SPDickerman (1163) - Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep orange with a small white head. Smells piney with hints of caramel and wood. Taste is bitter, vanilla, oaky, hints of sweetness. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Great Divide Rumble finishes with a soft, lingering oaky smoothness.
beer_rookie (383) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark, cloudy, unfiltered amber orange color. It has little white flakes of something floating around. Creamy white thick head with insane lacing. Wow! Staring at the bottom of the glass, it looks like dandruff, but nevermind that.
I took a sniff when I opened the bottle and it was strong vanilla from the get go. But from the glass, I smell hops. Not quite as strongly as most IPAs, but very strong. Pine, orange zest. But the oak, itís there. Itís earthy citrus and earthy woody too. Not so much vanilla from the glass.
Taste is hop forward. Not so much malt, not so much sweet. The vanilla comes through at the end, and a little more sweetness would help bring out the vanilla more. But still, itís quite good to taste. I taste the orange zest, but not so much caramel. The earthy oak makes it interesting.
Mouthfeel is a little watery for such a high abv beer. Itís dry. But for an IPA itís extremely drinkable. Itís very clean, and only slightly bitter finish.
Overall, this is a really good IPA. Itís different, and itís tasty. My glass is almost empty and thereís all kinds of lacing on the glass. I gave it a swirl and it conjured up another round of huge thick head. Itís not as bitter as most IPAs, but if it were just a touch sweeter, weíre talking the perfect IPA here.