HonusWagner (1793) - Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample at EBF. Lightly fruity pale ale character with slight hints of oak, agave. A curious stylistic decision, but fits the bill of Extreme in my book.
bellco33 (511) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle into a tulip: Pours golden amber with a thin head. Aroma is citrus and floral hops, spices, oak, and a bit of sugar. Taste is still very IPA like, but with some vanilla undertones. Nice beer.
drfabulous (5075) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
We tried the 2014 and the 2010. The 2010 had more tequila notes. The 2014 was very hoppy and floral with a big nose and some oak.
djd07 (6498) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Phil. Pours a cloudy gold with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is strong agave and pine. Thin mouthfeel with strong agave, pine, citrus, good.
Reynolds314 (2926) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Usually dont dig barrel aged IPAs but i enjoyed this. The barrel character was spicy and oaky without much in the way of tequilla. The base beer is evident and spicy floral hops are still strong. The dry hopping thoughout the barrel aging kept this beer fresh and tasty with no oxidation or off flavors that I come to expect from BA Pale ales.
Ernesto987 (4866) - Arizona, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
yea neat. It could’ve been terrible but luckily it was soured. Just in though barrels it would’ve been bade. uberbade.
rxeight (1975) - Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks Paul. 794/1000 Has a light tequila flavor with a touch of lime and hoppy citrus. Pairs amazingly with chips and guac. Better than I expected.
Lukaduke (2737) - Gray, Maine, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy golden sienna color with two fingers of white fizzy foam. Lots of strange yet interesting things going on here. Earthy,dusty citrus, wet wood, dank wood sap, soft compost, lime peel and lots of straw and musty hay. Unique.
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 23, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (thanks to goodbyeohio for sharing this on his birthday)... Poured amber with a moderate head. Aroma of bitter hops with tequila-like alcohol. Seemed polarizing within our group, but I enjoyed this one. The bitterness and booziness with barrel characters seemed to work well for me here. Resinous hops, light fruits, and cirtus-like hops we still showcased even with the underlining tequila character going on.
kevd193213 (938) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark yellow, slightly cloudy pour with a thick frothy off white head. Aroma of piney hops, oak and sweet agave. Medium bodied with a sticky alcohol finish that snaps.
jkwood04 (4882) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle (2014 release - bottle 773/1000) in a tasting glass. Pours hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma of citrusy and piney and floral hops, some oak and tequila, pale and caramel hops, with some hints of alcohol and some dough. Flavor the same with a nice blend of the base beer and tequila barrels. Average texture. A cool interpretation of the base beer.