dnstone (2137) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice amber hue with a soft ring of off-white head. Aroma is a mild sticky hopiness of light pine-citrus. This beer definitely coats your mouth in the citrus, then pine hop dominance that lingers quire well; solid, moderately sweet body underneath. A solid DIPA. I would say that the oak character is underplayed to the point where I might not have noticed it, if the label didn’t mention it.
ADesenberg (581) - Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: pours a nice amber color with a light tan head. Aromas are fruity and citrusy hops, with a splash of hops. Taste is nice, pine and citrus from the hops, oakiness and finishes clean. This is very nice! Refreshing alternative to lots of other oaked beers.
jdb288 (512) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Somewhere between 90 min and 120 min from DH. Maybe not as developed hop flavor though. Solid. Aging a few now.
BOSSbrewer (1594) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber and clear. Aroma of citrus a sweet malt. Malty and slightly bitter but also fairly sweet. Too much so. Medium to full bodied. Decent beer.
Strykzone (4912) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Received in a trade from vlan1 and opened at an esbls. This offered big hops that did not work for me along with wood, vanilla, and big malts. Tadsty but the hops were off.
Drake (8339) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Wegman’s Lake Manassas. Pours a clear copper color with a thin frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of wood, spicy, citrus and herbal hops, pale biscuit malts with just a touch of caramel. The taste is citrus hops, candied citrus, caramel malts, wood. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, moderate lingering bitterness and a good bit of sweetness. Almost too much. Decent.
warhawk91 (302) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bomber. Hazy orangish amber with a thin off-white head and really good lacing. Smell is caramel, raisins, piney hops, citrus, and definitely oak and vanilla come through as well. Taste is big, lots hops and caramel. Also the oak and bittering hops play well off each other, with the vanilla and caramel notes lingering on the tip of the tongue. Has many of the characteristics of a barleywine, big and complex. Noticeable alcohol, but not as a negative. Has a big beer mouthfeel that coats your palate in between sips. This is a good one.
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Panzuriel (1298) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Heavy Seas Big Dipa from a bomber sold at Giant Eagle Westerville. This beer pours a hazy copper with a thick head of off white small to medium bubbles which disappear quickly. Nose is citrus hops with just a hint of oak. Taste is bright citrus hops with a touch of evergreen on the back of the taste. body is medium lively and fluid. Finish is just a touch of sweet honey with medium good bitters.
AndyW68 (1056) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orange red. Aroma is fresh malt. Tast is sweet bitter nd fresh malt. Needs to age a bit.
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Medium off-white head that mostly dissipates atop crystal clear deep amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some wood. Taste is sweet, grapefruit, caramel, some orange, light wood. Sticky medium-full body, light resin.
jbruner (2296) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear copper from the bottle with fluffy off-white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is malty sweetness, caramel, vanilla from the oak, and a hint of hops. Taste is big on the malts and boozy sweetness, not a a whole lot of hop presence. Mediocre at best, but good to get drunk on.