b3shine (4440) - Cincinnati, Ohio, 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 (2153) - Madison, Wisconsin, 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 (6978) - 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 (2612) - 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.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the source. Clear gold color, scant white head. Aroma of light pone. Taste is bitter snd slightly medicinal pine resin, vanilla, bourbon.
MIBRomeo (2493) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pouring at GTMW 2012.
Light copper pour small white head. Mellow aroma some grainy notes, but not much there. Very avg palate. Flavor is a grasy bitterness and not much else, lacks any real depth and didn’t pick up much from the barrel beyond some dry wood notes in the finish. Not a very good beer.
Block (1210) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at 2012 Indianapolis Brew Ha Ha. Good flavor which masks the alcohol well. A lot of hop flavor with a little bit of wood and smoke. Really good.
rhsiung (596) - USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap @ 3 floyds. i like how they’re promoting other indiana brewers. i wouldn’t have guessed oak would make such a difference. black, cooked vegetables, spruce, flat, sticky, alcohol, roasty, abrupt, golden
vyvvy (3609) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at STL Microfest 2012 - Pours golden / bronze with a clear off-white head. The aroma has a ton of oak, mild caramel, toasted malt, mild hops - low hops for an IIPA. Medium / full body with semi-soft carbonation. The flavor starts sweet and has lots of oak, alcohol and what was on the aroma. The finish is quite warm. Okay, but I prefer the non-oaked version.