DrnkMcDermott (2748) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big zesty nose of lupalin hops and citrus. Pours a dark orange, almost brown, under a big tan head. Taste furthers the big smack of hop aroma, and Iím comparing this to the dried flower hops I just stuffed in a few jars for safe keeping yesterday. Very citrusy, what with the added orange peel. I think we can compare it to a Tyranena Scurvy. Very sticky malts, but not overly sweet. After a month in my fridge, itís still a powerfully hoppy but enjoyable IPA. Those buying it to support the charity may find themselves somewhat gobsmacked.
rumproasts (2556) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Golden with two finger head. Seemed at first to be a pretty standard (but above average) IPA. As it warmed, I caught more of the woodiness, which while subtle, adds some depth. The spicing improved as it warmed a bit too.
drjay44 (2481) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
651 ml. bottle. BBD 10/20/13. Pours a medium white head with moderate lacing, over a clear, dark amber (SRM 15) body......nose is pine, resin, dust, citrus, sweat.....taste is pine, resin, light orange, hints of toffee/caramel, leading to a light pine, citrus bitter finish....mouth feel almost watery, light astringency, carbonation low, with light acid finish. This is a very light take on an IPA and is more nearly a light APA in several ways. The simple malt back bone is almost hidden and the hops, while American, are used with a light hand in a uncomplex way. Finally the mouth feel is much too watery for an IPA. It does make a pretty pour. BJCP 7/3/12/4/6
jmagnus87 (2220) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. From notes. Pine and citrus with orange and grapefruit. Are they serious that this was aged on baseball bats? Weird, but ejoyable.
jbruner (1982) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared thanks to stevencon! Pours a clear golden brown with thin wispy head that leaves light lacing. Aroma is woody grain with a slight hop. Taste is bready grain, hops are all gone. Meh, not past itís drink by date yet according to the bottle, but tastes like it.
jmohno (1014) - Iowa, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copperish orange,slight haze,short head,scattered froth/lace. Aroma has some malt and some subtle piney herbal hops, slightly spicey. Smooth malty toasty-roasty like, with mild sweet, pretty hoppy piney herbal strong bitter. Good ipa. Taste like alot of columbus to me but apparantly its centennial/cascades only. Good price for a bomber and good ipa.
drsordr (891) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours copper color. Nose dank hop and resin. Taste bitter bite up front resin, strong mid palate bitter. Not getting much from the added spices, or the wood for that matter. Wonder if they left any of the pine tar on the bats while aging the beer? They should have.
mixmasterob (879) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear amber pour with a fluffy white head. Aroma had heavy notes of caramel, vanilla, earthy hops, somewhat vegetal and herbal. Flavors were mostly woody, sweet caramel, earthy bitter hops with a slight citrusy fruit character. Perfect carbonation, medium bodied. Almost nutty in the finish with a nice well rounded wood character. This grew on me as I got through it. Nice.
Scipio (650) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear amber with a medium white head. The aroma seems to be more malty and fruity. It contains caramel, bread, and orange, to go along with undertones of pine and resin. The taste has a heavy dry pine flavor that dominates. Orange is very prominent, and there are traces of floral hops. But outside of these, the taste is rather lacking. Aftertaste is pine and lingers for a little while. Medium in body, slick yet slightly sticky in texture, with a good amount of carbonation. Overall, this one is unusual. Iím not very happy with the somewhat odd impressions that Iím getting from either the aroma or taste. Iím disappointed.
scoth (465) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear copper with a thin quickly diminishing beige head, very fine clinging lacing. Aromas of pine resin, grass, caramel, citrus, and biscuit. Medium body, dry, velvety, medium carbonation. Mild sweetness, fairly strong bitterness with enjoyable lingering grapefruit and pine notes.