Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice orange amber with a frothy off white head. Nose holds dried citrus, oak and faint pine. Boozy on the palate but not overwhelming.
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy hoppy aroma. Fruity malty spicy hoppy flavor with weak oaky hints. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish.
BMan1113VR (7820) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to one of the Mikes at Hess. Pours with a hazed golden hued body with a small white head that lasts. Aromas are fruity and hoppy: tangerine, vanillin, raw oak, belgian yeast esters and phenols, a bit of grapefruit pith. Dry. Flavors are tangerine, stone fruit, light tannic, bitter, low grainy malt, vanillin and oak. Light esters. Lively bubbles, dry with a slight alcoholic kick to the finish.
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and citric. Tart and lingering fruity. Dry, mild spiced and phenolic. Bitter and dry hoppy. LIght spiced and liqourice and dark malty into the finish.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy golden orange body with a small white head. Aroma of herbs, caramel, orange, vanilla, oak, yeast, and florals. Flavor of wood, grass, citrus, stone fruit, and vanilla with a moderately dry finish.
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Hazy golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The bouquet is a marriage of fuzzy fruits and spicy clove. Full-bodied and lightly creamy with stinging carbonation. The flavor is both hot and hoppy, offering spicy penols created by the Belgian yeast; peach and apricot essences, and acute hop bitterness. Finishes bitter and chock-full-of juicy, fruity peaches. Promising brewery, this one. Bottle courtesy of richiesd!
daknole (8862) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange pour. citrus hops, light caramel, some floral hops as well. Flavor is hoppy but not crazy bitter, fruity, malt backbone is nice. Good stuff!
brokensail (10547) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: The beer pours a cloudy orange color with a finger of white head.
S: Not shockingly for an "Oaked Belgian Style IPA", the hops are sort of faded. A bit of sweet citrus and maybe a light floral note. Some sweet malt aroma as well as a touch of oak, yeast, and esters.
T: The flavor is pretty much the same. A little bit more of the oak character with a light tannin feel to it. Some mild vanilla notes as well as hints of grapefruit and orange peel. Very little bitterness.
M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation.
O: Too sweet and I don’t understand why brewers insist on continuing to age IPAs on wood.