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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   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 (18647) - 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 (12740) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (9626) - 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 (8215) - 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 (7403) - 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 (5135) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (5088) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Pencil shaving nose. Cloudy amber, fine floaties, medium head. Orange peel, wood, husks. Medium body, easy carbonation.

   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 (3824) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2014
sampled at Mad Anthonyís 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 donít know if Iíve ever said the wood is overdone in a beer, but it might be here. Itís still good. I just think it could be great with a little more hops character and less wood.

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