obguthr (5428) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pencil shaving nose. Cloudy amber, fine floaties, medium head. Orange peel, wood, husks. Medium body, easy carbonation.
tia (1634) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ RVA 22nd. Floaties, orangey, decent head. Oaky and vanilla-y with some peach. Really sweet then hoppy. Cloying.
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber shared by maniac at the 22nd RVA Gathering. Hazy amber, thin fizzy off-white head, decent retention. Aroma of strong malts, caramel and toffee, piney citrus hops, mild oak. The taste is bitter citrus, tropical hops, pale malt, caramel, mild oak. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness
seymour (1847) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - MAY 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted on draft at 2015 St. Louis Microfest in a willi becher glass. It poured a mostly clear deep amber colour with thin but persistent white foam. Strong caramelly malt backbone supporting an even stronger hop load, fresh citrusy/resiny traits not as degraded as you’d expect after barrel-aging. Definite hardwood, vanilla, boozy aspects. Medium-full body and carbonation, well-rounded mouthfeel, complex aftertaste. An interesting fusion of uber-malty West Coast IPA plus oak aging. Tasty stuff.
patrick767 (3918) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
sampled at Mad Anthony’s Oktobeerfest - The oak dominates the aroma of this hazy orange brew. The flavor is also heavy on the oak. Bitterness is high though not especially high for the style. I don’t know if I’ve ever said the wood is overdone in a beer, but it might be here. It’s still good. I just think it could be great with a little more hops character and less wood.
b3shine (7880) - Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster. Looks good; a very slightly hazy golden orange with white lacing. Smells solid; a well-balanced hop profile with notes of oak and a touch of sweetness. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. A little maltier though. Still, enjoyable.
cbfobes (2880) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, pours a hazy amber orange with a thick off white head, the aroma is very oaky, tons of vanilla and sweetness with a kick of hops as well, the flavor again starts off very oaky and sweet but the hops and citrus show in the finish as well, for only being oak chips this thing really took to it, almost over the top.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at GTMW 2013. Amber with a creamy tan lasting crown. Aroma is floral and oaky with some caramel and citrus underneath. Taste of oak, citrus, vanilla with a moderate bitter ending.
shrubber85 (10267) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Orange, vanilla, and citrus peel aroma. Slightly hazy golden yellow with minimal head. Sweet orange/tangerine and moderately bitter orange peel flavor. Very nicely blended. Tasty.
queenholly (3614) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Bank Street location. White grape, alcohol, and light soapy aroma. Amber with a small off-white head. Light woody vanilla, soapy flavor. I would never have guessed I was drinking a DIPA, as I only got an extremely subtle herbal hops in the finish.