MadRobin (1694) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap half pint at Gilly's Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, MD.
Lightly hazy, dark copper with a khaki head and legs, but only fair lacing.
Aroma of muted fruity and citric hops and caramel.
Taste of pine, muted fruity and citric hops, caramel, booze and oak.
Full/medium body and medium carbonation.
As much a hoppy barleywine as it is a double IPA.
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OldGrowth (2480) - North Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from hmmm, I forget. Either triangle wine our the beer dispensary Apex. Ok aroma. Fresh oak. Vanilla. Some hops. On the Orange side. Tad h azed brownish orange. Real good head And lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Heavy body creamy oily mouthfeel. Bitter Finish. Meh I wasn’t fully trading the label when I grabbed this. I’m not liking these Oaked ipa for the most part and once again the oak is killing the hops. Appearance best part. Looked nice on the glass.
JHeath99 (485) - - APR 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Lazy Dog. Pours an amber with a slight amount of off white head. Aroma of hops with hints of booze. Taste of booze with only the slightest hints of hops.
Beerman6686 (3870) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one poured a hazy amber color with a beige head. Aroma was of fruity hops, and oak and caramel and booze. Flavor was mainly hop bitterness, malt, booze and light ok. Meh
AndyReynolds (818) - Wilder, Kentucky, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Too malty. Where’s the hops? Where’s the beef? Did the badgers or wildcats eat it?
vlan1 (151) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft Sample. Pours a copper/amber color with a moderate white head. Piney aroma with hints of Oak. Taste follows, with oak notes and light toffee tones. Not syrupy sweet as some DIPAs can be.
Emeister84 (753) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas of citrusy hops, caramelized malt, subtle orange candy, and a touch of coconut. Clear sunset orange with a mostly lasting white head. Initial flavors of caramel and coconut-wrapped bitterness, hops are very dominant, but levels of malt, wood, and booze are well received. Medium bodied, complex but not over the top. A great sipping beer with the impression of a traditional old ale in hop-steroids.
gendv138 (349) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (2014) poured into a tulip. Pours a dark amber color with a finger of off-white to slightly yellow head. Nice webby lacing. Aromas of citrus, caramel, light oak, resin, floral notes. Tasting notes of grapefruit citrus, pine/resin, subtle oak, bitter piney hops, sweet malt. Medium body with a semi-dry and sticky finish. Low to medium carbonation. Alcohol is pretty well hidden. The oakiness is a bit understated.
dlovell2 (567) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber with white head. Fruity citrus aroma. Dry malt start followed with citrus flavors and finishing with bitter pine hops and oak.
snoworsummer (1602) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours hazy reddish copper with a bubbly, frothy beige head and lots of lacing. Tastes strong, like booze, dry spice, tart apple, nutty, slight cough syrup. Medium body and low/medium carbonation. Smells like fruity, earthy booze.