Doghair (293) - Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 24 into a Sam Adams glass. Dark yellow with lots of particulate floating around. Huge head that slowly fades to a heavy film. When I first poured it I got a huge whiff of hops but strangely it’s not there on the first taste. Virtually no hop taste. Malty with bitterness a little pepper but the hops is subdued. After it warms a little I get some cedar and rosemary scent. Also a little more cedar in the taste. Unusual beer.
tmoreau (2905) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 24.3 oz. bottle poured to snifters, displaying a coppery orange color, with a modest layer of soft white head foam, and spots of lacing. The nose was cherry & berry, with a touch of currant, and subtle yeast. The taste followed with some tartness, and a touch of sweetness, with tannic astringency & alcohol warmth that lingered together into the finish. More of a fruity, British style IPA with some cask influence to the bitterness. I liked it.
willisread (724) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Hasegawa. Poured into an English tulip pint. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a modest white head that lingers throughout. Nose is all perfumey hops and wet cedar with some caramel malt as well. Taste is quite similar with a bit of fruit: plum, peach and apple stand out. Finish is woody and dry with a hint of white pepper. The cedar flavor is very obvious is taste and aroma. Very unique IPA.
Pinball (11337) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from el corte ingles mallorca. clear dark orange, large smooth fine offwhite head. aroma of stale hops, sweet flowery hops and lots of malts. there is a bitter note that just might be from the cedar cellaring. Flavor is very pleasing, a malty brew with sweet flowery notes, quite full and complex, but too sweet for me.
janubio (509) - SPAIN - JUN 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange amber colour, with a head that fades soon, leaving some lace. Smell of wood, strong alcohol (I guess it’s the barrels used to brew sake that you read in the description. Caramels, malt, spices. Medium body, sticky palate and rough in your throat. Taste of caramel, malts alcohol, some hot spice (something like chili). Far better than I expected.
GlassBrass440 (276) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy amber with little head. Caramel malt and wood on the nose. Flavours bring caramel malts, alcohol, bitterness, wood, and herbal hops which lead into a dry, short finish.
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a clear orangeish pale amber with a short lived white head. Aroma is fruits, wood and tart. Flavor is fruit, citrus, light caramel, cedar. Finish is cedar and pine tree, along with wood. Medium body, soft mouthfeel.
StueyD (1409) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A mid amber orange coloured beer with a frothy off white head. A rich malt and wood aroma, caramel and spice, plus toffee apple and hazelnut. Dry and fizzy mouthfeel. The taste starts off with a dry malt and wood combination, caramel hazelnut and spice again, but a little more earthy. A dried raisiny fruit flavour appears next, giving a little more sweetness, but this is soon overtaken but a tart and refreshing appley type taste. The finish is tart and appley with a lingering background of malt and wood.
rdixon77 (1540) - Georgia, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Old rating. Remember it being more sweet and woody then having much hop characteristics. Drinkable enough though.
BelgianBeerGal (3374) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the Birch. Clear copper color with a white ring. Very light aroma of not much honestly. Flavor is lightly sweet and caramely with a hint of hops. Meh.
ikigai (73) - California, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
4/18/15 from 12 oz bottle. Hazy amber color with hardly any head. Slight sweet fruity aroma without hops smell. Tastes a bit like a hefe without the bubblegum banana flavors. Very drinkable but not all that special.
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