AWISLguy (1012) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Jake’s in Sheboygan. Pours clear orangey-copper with an off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma has citrus, sour fruits, oak and some earthiness. Taste is of bitter citrus, bittersweet caramel-y bourbon. Medium bodied. Finishes bittersweet with some bourbon. Should know better than to expect a lot from either an oak aged IPA or New Holland.
superspak (2121) - Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, bottled on 5/9/2013. Pours crystal clear orange copper color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, floral, pine, vanilla, toffee, oak, caramel, light clove, and floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of hop, malt, and barrel character; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, floral, pine, vanilla, toffee, oak, caramel, light clove, and floral earthiness. Light pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, pine, vanilla, toffee, oak, caramel, and light clove on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of hop notes with barrel character; with moderate malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy, fairly crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with no warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice barrel aged IPA! Very nice balance of hop notes, malt, and barrel character; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
dmac (3688) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bomber from Spirits Brick. Poured a very thin watery orangey tea brown body with no visible carbonation and a smaller foamy off white head. Aroma of wood, citrus fruits, older oranges, sandelwood, hint of plywood. Average body with notes of bitterness throughout along with average carbonation and a medium drier mouthfeel overall. Flavor is great, loads of wood, dry citrus rinds, yellow grapefruits, grassy hops, plywood shavings. Solid beer.
crossovert (6119) - Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smell is sugary and caramally. Don’t think of it as an IPA at this point. Flavor is toffee, oak, dark fruits, and a nice hop flavor, but no bitterness.
Nsanders (394) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Amber with a tall khaki head. Cane sugar, grass, soft oak, light vanilla, with a fruity hop. Taste is moderately sweet, with a faint dryness. Heavier body with a soapy feel.
queenholly (2567) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample @ ThreeFires. Caramel malt, oak, and orange hops aroma. Clear copper with a small white head. Sweet orange hops, caramel malt, oak, and vanilla flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation.
kayres (366) - , Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear orange with a thick off white head. Sweet oaky aroma with a taste to match. Mild hopping and slightly sweet
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BlowOffTube (337) - Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really solid. Pours a translucent amber with a cream colored head. Smells of sweet oak hops. Taste is strong oak wood earthy notes with a background of hops and a sweeter malt profile. Really well done and very enjoyable.
phikus01 (103) - New York, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz in pint glass. Aroma of bourbon, caramel and hops. Taste was of vanilla oak and caramel but tasted somewhat watered down. Taste grew more as it warmed. Finish of oak and hops. Was excellent with steak and potatoes.
dphoxie (110) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Not as impressed with this as I was with bottles in the past. Hops are way subdued. Guess that makes sense in an oak aged beer. Pretty delicious anyway. I love oaked beer, and this is a great way to sataisfy my desire for wood (that’s what she said?).