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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Dark bronze color. Malt and bourbon on the nose. Intense hops cut by soft wood, nuances of nut and caramel sweetness. Aged 20 months in bourbon barrels.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hype (15) - - JUL 9, 2014
Good balance of flavors! Listed as IPA where I am currently at, but is not hoppy... I like it.... Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2007
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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Juelze (1138) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 6, 2008
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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2010
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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swengw (7) - - JUL 13, 2014 does not count
On tap at a summer street fair in Chicago. Aromatic, delicious, full-bodied and bitter, definitely a beer to sip instead of quaff

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5154) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2008
On draught at the brewery/brewpub in downtown Green Bay, WI. Pours a semi-clear brownish copper/red brew with a quick dissolving off-white head that dissipates to a thin film top and no ring. Aroma of bourbon with caramel, tangerine, grapefruit and a touch of vanilla. Taste is full bodied, very little carbonation if any with very complex flavors of bourbon, grapefruit, a touch of tangerine, iced tea, vanilla and some toffee. Finish has a thick texture with a lingering bourbon and grapefruit aftertaste that is quite sweet. The bourbon comes out stonger in the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2008
Very balanced but very nice hop profile. Oak, if any is subtle. It adds to, rather than is the main component. Nice bitter grassy hops. Vanilla. Medium mouthwatering mouthfeel. I do not usually like a BA IPA because it normally does not work. This one did.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbaaron (1157) - Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2014
Fresh batch. Bottle. Pours a clear, dark, ruby reddish orange amber. Medium, frothy creamy white head, partly lasting with nice lace. Aroma comes together pretty nicely, seamless, finds caramel sweetness, dark fruity, overripe grapefruit, light bourbon barrel character. The more I take it in, the more complex it gets. The hops end up pairing really well with the bourbon barrel character. Higher end of medium body. Flavor not quite as seamless as aroma but still nice and smooth. Piney and grapefruit bitterness, leveled out with caramely malty sweetness and subtle bourbon barrel character. Light booze. Dry, oaky, almost powdery finish, maybe too much so. The bourbon barrel character stays in a complimentary role and it makes this one work.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (3028) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Tap. Pours hazy red amber, medium creamy beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is rich bourbon, vanilla, toffee. Flavor follows, full sweet, light bitter, rich, bourbon, oak, vanilla, dark sugars. Full body, creamy, lingering bitterness. Nice, but this is a barley wine...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sherm1016 (1127) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2010
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.


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