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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
Hoptimus aged eight months with oak chips.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (16924) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Draft at the source. Clear gold color, scant white head. Aroma of light pone. Taste is bitter snd slightly medicinal pine resin, vanilla, bourbon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12234) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2012
Draft sample at IBGWF 12. Poured hazy copper with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate floral, sour citrus and wood aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy smooth bitter flavor with a medium to heavy bitter woody finish of moderate to long duration. I would recommend this to a freind.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (9331) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7831) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Draft sample at Microfest 2012. Pours a cloudy amber color with a fairly large eggshell white head. Very oaky all the way through, with vanilla, floral and citrusy hops, and resin. Bitter on the palate. Medium-bodied, with an oaky, bitter mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Good oaked DIPA, and the oak really takes over.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6913) - Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vyvvy (4777) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3741) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
queenholly (3580) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2012
On guest tap at DLD ’12. Pours a lightly hazed, orange, dull gold colored body with a finger-width, creamy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is pretty sweet caramels with lots of orange hops. A nice oak comes out more as this warms. Some touches of vanilla and a light breadiness to the malts with some tangerine and grapefruit pines as well. Flavor is very oaky up front with lots of caramel and piney oranges, grapefruits, and tangerines. An increased vanilla in the middle with a few florals and a light bread before this finishes very woody and pretty dry with a firm bitterness. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium-full body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, I wasn’t the biggest fan of their Hoptimus and I usually don’t like oak aged IPA’s/DIPA’s, but I thought this was pretty good. Lots of oak with a light vanilla, but a nice caramel sweetness and plenty of citrus pines to balance. Nice beer.

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