cheap (3657) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2013
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Apparently the 2013 version. Called Oak Aged Double Vision IPA at the brewpub. Smell is aged double dull hops. Lighter iced tea appearance. ooooo, boy. This stuff starts off with a slightly fruity backbone and then it gets down to business. Fresh hops kick you in the pie hole. Almost cloying sweet at times, this must be an unrefined barley wine. Nasty tellie terrible on style. Quite difficult may I say. Better age this some more, like 10 years. Does not hide alky well. Mouth coating unimpressive finish. A little co2 saves this.
Nate (3451) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Apparently sitting in oak since January. Big hoppy and oak-laden nose. A bit sweet but woody with juicy hops. Lot of wood character. Hazy orange-amber with foamy lacing head. Medium body and carbonation. Huge oak flavor. Sweetness is all but gone, tons of oak and smoky wood notes with astringency. Almost too much oak to this for the residual sugar level. Big hop bitter finish with grapefruit and oak.