New Albanian Ancient Rage
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 130   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Bourbon Barrel-Aged India Pale Ale. ABV: 7.5%, IBU: 130. Color: Golden/orange. Flavor: Medium bodied, with aggressive hops at all stages. On rare occasions when Ancient Rage is not barrel-aged, it is known straight-up as Blind Rage.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmongoose (1867) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 31, 2015
growler to glass from coxís smoker outlet in jtown. pours a nice clear orange color with a white head that somewhat lingers some decent lacing. the aroma is soft as well as the flavor thatís the best way to describe this whole thing...mild hops in the nose along with bourbon barrel soft and delicate. the flavor is more of the same mild to medium malt base you get a lingering hop bitterness on the tongue and a soft bourbon barrel, oak and mild hints of vanilla. overall pretty decent offering from nabc.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhp40219 (422) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Pint at Red Yeti Brewing Co. Pours a nice golden orange with a bit of an amber hue and a large white head that leaves plenty of lacing. While both are still definitely present, this is neither overly hoppy or Bourbon tasting. Really lets the oak, malt, caramel and vanilla flavors shine. Medium body with a somewhat creamy texture and moderate carbonation. Overall one of the better bourbon barrel aged IPAís Iíve ever had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bubblehouse (923) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Has a good barrell flavor. Slightly sour but a pretty good ipa. Louisville beer fest 2015

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3804) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 11, 2014
tap at Ft Wayne Oktobeerfest 2013 - Pours hazy orange with an off-white head. It has a major bourbon barrel smell. The flavor has the expected high bitterness. The bourbon is much more subdued in the flavor than in the aroma. Itís medium to full bodied and very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3357) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Tap at New Albanian. The beer was smooth and bitter, but balanced with a light oaky vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (3592) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Draft sample @ Ft. Wayne Oktobeerfest. Oaky boozy bourbon and vanilla aroma. Hazy honey gold with a small off-white head. Woody bourbon, sweet caramel, and vanilla flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation. I was really surprised at the lack of perceived hops flavor. I was just getting lots of bourbon and vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brigadier (3325) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2013
On tap at the GTMW 2013
New Albanian had a strong showing at the Great Taste. It was hard to pick just a couple but this was one that made the cut. If more of their beers made it just an hour north I would drink them quite regularly at the Tap.

Aroma / Appearance - A radiant orange base is warm and vibrant. Long slick legs creep down the sides. Sweet with light vanilla aspects it is brilliant beer that is part IPA and part barrel treatment. The result is very well balanced.

Flavor / Palate - Sweet with vanilla undertones the oak transition brightens the palate. Half bourbon and half hops things stick around for a long while. A grassy citrusy finish marks the end of a balanced and excellent release. If this goes on again and you find it on tap donít overlook a fine brewery with a fine IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12407) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Tap sample. Poured copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy citrus hop and bourbon wood aroma. Medium to full body with smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium smooth bourbon bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.This is a solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Draft at the Bank Street brewpub. Pours a semi-cloudy orange-hued gold with a finger of cream-colored head. Notes of tropical fruits, vanilla, orange and tangerine citrus, pale and caramel malts. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet mouthfeel with late bitterness. Not a ton of barrel influence here; mostly just provides some vanilla sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (9454) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Draft. Light bourbon, orange, and orange peel aroma. Hazy golden yellow with small head. Sweet orange malt and mildly bitter orange peel flavor. Hint of bourbon in the finish. Lingering citrus peel bitterness in the aftertaste. Nice bourbon influence - subdued.

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