aracauna (3187) - Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a rather pleasant beer, but that’s the problem. An Imperial IPA should never be described as pleasant. The hopping isn’t aggressive enough. However, it handles the alcohol nicely and it’s not overly sweet. Good, bit perhaps mislabeled.
alexsdad06 (6549) - Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at City Tap House DC. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have grapefruit citrus, herbal, light resiny hops with a big woody component, toasted bread, the wood smooths this out quite a bit, mild bitterness, soft finish.
DocLock (8311) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 from Wegman’s. Pours hazy copper with 3-finger, fluffy head. Looks great. Nose is piney hops, malt, tropical fruit,. Tastes piney, caramel malty, with notes of tangerine, pineapple, pepper. Smooth and complex finish.
baraciisch (2202) - California, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber in color... Aroma of wood, citrus, grapefruit... Flavor is poplar wood, like tasting the wood department of Home Depot... The wood imparts a grapefruit like flavor to complement the earthy hops... Solid, cool beer
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drfabulous (4484) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle thanks to Drake. Orange pour. This is tangerine and citrus. Slight oak. No way a hop bomb, but that does not seem the intent here. Subtle citrus flavors and mellow and creamy.
OldGrowth (2839) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, from brewery. good aroma, sweet. citrus, more grapefruit/lemon and pine and guessing the poplar, though it could be oxidation. just a tad hazed brownihs orange color, good head, faded to a ring, spotty lace. bitter sweet flavor. heavy body, thick creamy oily mouthfeel, bitter sweet, kind of drying finish. I’m not sure with the poplar or if this beer is old. aroma is not as good as aroma. leaves me wondering
AWISLguy (1594) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bomber from Drake, thanks Dan! Pours an unclear orange with a foamy off-orange head leaving cakey lace. Aroma has sweet fruits, oranges, some pine and some definite wood. Later down in the glass, some spices show through, there is a caramel note, and more of a tangerine presence shows. Taste is of sweet fruits, tangerines, caramel malts, some pine and dry wood. Quite fruity sweet. Medium bodied and dry with a touch of an alcohol presence. Finishes with a woody length, and nicely bittersweet. Solid tasty brew. Nice sweet fruity presence, a bit muted but solid, throughout, from the barrel, I’m guessing, opposed to more of an extreme hoppiness. Great flavor! 14.8
brigg (530) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Sandy brown body with a large, creamy tan head; stiff peaks, medium amount of thick lace. Fruity aroma, cherries, orange, unripe banana, alcohol, savory spices, caramel, malt. Flavor has strong alcohol, hay, woody, fermenting fruit, fresh pine hops; resiny finish with slight metallic. Full body, sticky.
pjames317 (93) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Beer Run in Charlottesville. $9.99 for wood aged DIPA seemed too good to be true. Pours an opaque, cloudy copper/mahogany with fluffy yet lively off white head. Massive woody notes in the nose! Poplar overtones with hints of sticky, tropical fruit-laden hops. Firm caramel malt backbone. Notes of plum and viniculture. Really excellent aromas that don’t fade at all! Flavor is nice. A touch under-carbonated. Wood aging really rounds out the hops. Acidic and mildly boozy. The poplar really is the featured element here. Earthy, piney finish. I like it.
Dogbrick (9085) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the DBLDP on 08/31/2014. Hazy copper-amber color with a medium white head that dissipates steadily. Strings of lacing on the glass. Oaky aroma with citrus and malt notes. Medium body with flavors of citrusy hops, caramel malt and oak. The finish is moderately bitter with a hoppy aftertaste. Decent overall.
Sammy (9233) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Wierd beer with hops. On tap at capital ale house. Woody ale with hops dude.