Mystery_Tramp (29) - USA - JUN 22, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours honey amber with a nice head. Smell of orange marmelade, grapefruit, some vanilla note. Flavor of orange, grapefruit. oak aging takes the bitterness out but there is a nice hop presence. Excellent version!
lukedarock (77) - Howell, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not what I thought I was getting, ipa isnt quite the right style, darker less hops and very smooth, something just doesnt click right with this beer
metalhead0043 (126) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle for 6 bucks. Pours dark copper with a white head. Looks more like a Barleywine than an IPA to me. Aroma is caramel, oak and a little hops. Taste is vanilla up front with to caramel, oak and a little smoke on the back end. Medium body with a nice creamy mouthfeel as well. I’m not quite sure how this fits into the IPA mold. It lacks the typical hoppy characteristics that most IPAs have, but it’s still quite a good beer. I’d be interested in a higher ABV version. A nice, easy-drinking iPA.
Beerdedone (2454) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours orange amber with a small off-white head. Hoppy aroma of pine, caramel, citrus and oak. Flavor of toasted malts, caramel, wood/oak, vanilla, pine needles and had a crisp and oaky finish.
Hartung32 (190) - Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasty and interesting beer. The hop profile is good, but the aging only imparts a more malt forward finish, like an English IPA. I can't pick up any noticeable flavor from the barrel.
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ColovianTrader (150) - - DEC 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little subdued for a barrel aged beer, but good flavors. Lots of caramel, sweet brown sugar, toast, citrus hops and oak. Hints of maple. Not as hoppy as I hoped, but refreshing and enjoyable.
Cybercat (2907) - Georgia, USA - DEC 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a beautiful clear chestnut with a thick, fluffy, and rather persistent ivory head. Aroma is quite hoppy and fruity, as much apple and pear as citrus, sweeter than most IPAs I have sampled. Oak and bourbon hints come out in the hoppy, lively flavor, as well as a hint of caramel; fruit notes are not as prominent as in the aroma. Texture is smooth and creamy, yet fairly fizzy, leaving a nice hoppy and woody finish. Get your Hatter on!
fattybladdy (415) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft, pours a good looking copper color. Taste of sweet malt, oak and light hops. Pretty drinkable.
cards04 (1387) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an orangish brown with white head and lots of lacing. Aromas are all oak. Bourbon, vanilla, and oak. Flavors are boozy bourbon, sweet vanilla and oak. There is some nice hop bitterness at the end.. But this a bit too dominated by the bourbon.
Onslow (1075) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from a 22oz bomber. Clear orange amber brew with dense tan head. Aroma of wood, bourbon, resin and citrus. Taste is mild malt at the start, moderate wood, vanilla, and a little char mid swallow. Pleasant resinous finish. Nice.
ESBob (312) - Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours an medium clear orange gold with off white head. Aroma is a woody vanilla malt citrus. Taste is more of the same, vanilla really coming thru with citrus highlights and slight smoke wood aftertaste, a nice IPA with a slight twist