brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Malt,hops and whiskey,all bouncing around taking turns and amking themselves aware, dark brown, sweet malts ,hints of raisin, various malts, more hop bitterness then flavor, alcohol more scotch then bourbon, more a barleywine then an Imperial IPA
arkurzynski (1288) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Sugar Maple. In my opinion, this beer is a mess of an IPA. Deep red-brown. Nose is bourbon...that’s it. No hops coming through. Mostly bourbon flavor with some malt coming through. Finish is...bourbon. Not a very good match. Lent itself much better to their scotch ale which is excellent. Not to say this beer didn’t taste good, but lacking the essential qualities of the style. The bourbon barreling should lend a new aspect to the style, not dominate it. Rating to reflect this.
Juelze (1129) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 6, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2008 A barrel aged IPA may sound sick to some, but man, is this stuff something else! Pours a rich amber color with moderate off white head. Aroma is oak, light vanilla, light tobacco and floral resinous hops. Taste is oak, vanilla, some caramel and citrus hops. Carbonation is just right in this full bodied brew. Everything is well balanced and delicious. If you are in town you owe it to yourself to try it.
DasBierChef (1080) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Love this beer. The malt and fire of the bourbon mesh so very well with the hoppy goodness of the IPA. A unique beer that leaves the tongue confused.
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap at Fox Cities Brewfest. Pour was deep golden with a very complex and inviting aroma of oak, bourbon, sweet toasted malts, and a nice amount of earthy hops. Flavor was a bit in the other direction with much of the dominant flavor derived from the sweet malt, not the hops. This tasted more like a barley wine for the hops must have lost much of their bitterness with age, but overall, this was a superb beer.
sherm1016 (992) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Hinterland in Milwaukee. This was a definately more of a barleywine than an IPA, as the bartender was very quick to point out. The aroma was very bourbon. Taste was malty with hints of bourbon and vanilla. I wam tempted to go back and get a growler of this stuff.
Petrucci914 (876) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2008 Pours and orange-amber color with a medium white head that leaves nice webs of lacing. Aroma is light bourbon, pineapple, vanilla, bitter and floral hops. Taste is about the same. It is very smooth and there is almost no crazy bitterness or anything, just the perfect tastes of a wonderful IPA.