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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
F.U.N. Series - 001, 005 and 010
Merlot Barrel Aged DIPA. Sexy and smooth with legs for days, Bodacious is sure to arouse curiosity. After aging in barrels for several months, the hop aroma recedes slightly, giving way to a rich, velvety malt backbone combined with oak flavors from the barrel. Finally, upon swallowing, a delicate, lingering bitterness remains on the tongue. So enjoy this limited release in a group or in private...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16879) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle split at Bruce’s Pad, from an IP trade with a real life Texan, as FUN 010, 24/06/14. Lightly hazed orange amber with a a moderate light beige covering that retains well. Nose us juicy fruits, caramel malts, light tropicana, dark red berry fruits, BA woody tones. Taste comprises mango, grapefruit, tangy apricot, light booze, red wine rinse, Ribena berries, light pine needle - emphasis on ’needle’. Medium + body, fine carbonation, fairly mellow hop bitterness in the close. Decent enough offering. More of a DIPA than #9 in this series but still lacks some hop venom, again could benefit from dry hopping. I iliked this one though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18527) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Colin. Pours clear amber-gold with a frothy off-white head. The nose has ripe citrus, pale bread, some pine needles. Medium sweet flavor with some booze, berries, orange, bread, a bit of piney bitterness. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming to finish, some piney bitterness, ripe orange, pale wood. So so.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (12508) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle as 010 thanks to Colin.it pours deep amber with a small white head. The nose is earthy, vinous, red grape skin, candy, cherry skin, vanilla and other stuff. The taste is boozy, candy, alcohol,wood, earth, dried fruits, wood, vinous, resin, wood and stuff with a dry, boozy finish. Medium+ body and fine carbonation. Rough around the edges, but ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MacBoost (1744) - Penfield, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle via cloaker. Thanks! Pours a deep amber with a large white head. Aromas of oak, perhaps a touch of wine and a lot of barrel. Slightly sticky, semi sweet, semi bitter, small amount of twang. Flavors of oak, wine, sweet malt, a touch of stale hops. Finishes boozy and full with a marshmallow aftertaste. Not great, not terrible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2014
On tap at Pinthouse Pizza. Red-amber pour with a white head. The aroma has some strong red wine and orange citrus notes. The flavor is big and bold with a lot of red wine and tannic oak character. There is also some orange and pine in the flavor from the hops, but the barrel character overpowers the base IPA. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6576) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 23, 2014
$7.50 pour at the Friendly Spot, San Antonio. Malty and sticky double IPA with nice pine and resin in profile.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16504) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2014
On tap at the Yard House, Houston. A lightly hazy, light amber colored beer with a small light beige head. It’s pretty sweet on the nose, fruity and alcoholic with a touch of oak less the vanilla. Some peach and pine cone hints. Some vinous hints too. It’s a bit too sweet and alcoholic in the mouth I think, but there’s actually enough bitterness to deal with it. The alcohol and wine shines through, as is the fruity, citrusy hops. It’s sure full bodied, with a nice carbonation level, and a bit too much alcohol warmth. Lasting warming and fruity finish with a vinous touch. A nice one, but too sweet and alcoholic I think. 140514

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (2595) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2014
010 Bodacious: Double IPA aged in red wine barrels. Dark, hazy reddish amber with a bubbly beige head. Aroma of toffee, caramel, tropical fruit, alcohol, and wine barrel. The taste is sweet and fruity, woody, and moderately bitter. Plus there is definitely a solid element of boozy wine in there. Medium-full bodied with soft bubbles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ricoslim (116) - - APR 12, 2014
Had this at a bottle share at my boy Prazack’s. Poured into sniffer. Color is red with a light head. Wine is present in aroma and taste. Sweet taste but the bitterness comes through after. Unique beer, hard to compare.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BennyBinion (22) - Canyon, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2014
Pours a reddish copper with an off white head. Opens up nicely with flavors of red wine and oak followed with a smooth piney aftertaste. A unique and delicious beer.

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