aracauna (3084) - 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.
Dogbrick (8140) - 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 (8636) - 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.
TylerGreenDC (296) - - AUG 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft. Nice aroma of woody something. Nice flavors of biscuit, toffee and pine. Tempted to think this could have been special if it had been in those poplar barrels a good bit longer.
MadRobin (1940) - Silver Spring, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Lost Dog Cafe in McLean, VA.
Clear mahogany with a creamy off-white head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of citrus, toffee, apricot, pine and biscuit.
Taste of pine, caramel, apricot, citrus, pineapple, bitter orange, floral hops and toffee.
Medium/full body and medium/high carbonation.
Although this is an intensely bitter beer, the bitterness is amply matched by malty and fruity sweetness.
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mtdewa1 (308) - rome, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2014 Aroma is pine citrus and hops. Taste is pine. Citrus, hops at end. Barrel aging is noticed, woody, oak like notes. Very smooth and good. Must try.
mcclainc50 (172) - New York, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice amber color with an off white head leaving a little lacing. Aroma of hops and barrel aging. Poplar barrels add an interesting flair to the hoppiness, with notes of malt that balance out the flavor to make it very smooth. Excellent beer.
gendv138 (1330) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared a bottle with friends in California. Hazy dark golden brown with off-white head. Aromas of sweet malt, floral notes, citrus, biscuit. Tastes of sweet malt, floral notes, grapefruit citrus. Medium body with a dry finish.
conway (1430) - - JUN 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy amber with an off white head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt. Taste adds vanilla, wood and light floral notes. Lightly syrupy and little carb. Nice.
John25 (496) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Deep amber with a thick creamy head. Malted caramel aroma. The taste follows suit with a sticky finish. Rich mouthfeel. Barley presence. Not really an ipa but big and excellent.
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Westchesterco (949) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle it is a hazy copper color with a short lasting head. The aroma is of caramel and pine the taste is really nice citrus flavor of grapefruit that lingers on the pakate