mikedR (1073) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really enjoying barrel-aged IPAs, and this one is quite good. The wood aging imparts a nice gloss of smokiness and a hint of whiskey flavor to the taste. Further, it takes the edge of the bitterness, but the hoppiness is still a primary note. Dare I say that aging seems to work more for IPAs than for stouts? Recommended! A-
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Bacterial (1376) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber pour, white head. Nice aroma - woody, malty. Taste is more subdued than the nose. A little hoppy, some wood character. Pretty nice.
574deadzone (984) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours a clear amber-orange with a thin eggshell head that leaves touches of lacing behind. Nose involves plenty of pine, wood notes, citrus, spice (clove?), and herbal hops. Some sweetness and quite bitter. Medium-light body, active, bright, a touch oily, with a long bitter finish. Pretty tasty, nice twist on the Hatter.
pineypower (2479) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours out a nice reddish orange amber color with a big off white head. Aroma is of nice woodsy oak, light citrus hops, mild vanilla. Taste is complex, earthy oak, wood, light bread, caramel, a nice punch of hops, light strange star anise, and more earthy notes. It’s one is good.
jtw (1085) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
a nice hoppy brew, with a moderate oaky and acidic wooden aroma. Barrel and hops dominate the malt body and it’s quite nice, with some vanilla and pepper elements as well. some slight heat shines through the medium-full body and overall it’s a nicely done brew, but apart from the description on the bottle it’s unremarkable. another beer from NH that i wish were available in 12 oz bottle instead of bombers.
NeoHippie2 (907) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 7, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Copper pour with an off white head. Aromas of hops and just a touch of oak. Flavor is predominantly standard issue IPA flavors. The barrel character is almost impossible to find on this brew. Not bad as an IPA but for what this is supposed to be, it missed the mark for me. Put it back in the barrel for at least another 6 months and try again.
mwbrady12 (469) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Appealing aroma, brown pour, balanced taste and warming mouthfeel. Easy drinking beer.
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tmongoose (1188) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft that poured a copperish orange color with white head. nice hope aroma with mild oak and bourbon which was light. the flavor was nicely balanced and medium bodied of hops malt and oak. rather enjoyed this one because the bourbon was very light in context to the everything else.
AWISLguy (1162) - 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 (2415) - 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.