Hophaze (77) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a copper color with minimal head and sparse lacing. Aroma of citrus hops. Decently balanced. 2 steps above a Sierra Nevada but not anything extraordinary
crossovert (4560) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
slightly tart, and that seems to ruin the beer completely. Seems like an off bottle unfortunately.
Pawola22 (3096) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle from Keg Liquors in New Albany, IN. Pours a mostly clear, copper colored body with a finger-width, creamy and frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is papery pines with some toasty, bready caramels. Some grapefruits and florals. Flavor is thinner caramels and slightly toasty, bready pale malts up front before a good amount of bitter, earthy pines come in. Some grapefruits and light floral notes before this finishes dry and bitter with some citrus and a light malt balance. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium-thin body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a slightly thin, but bitter pale ale. Well hopped with a light citrus flavor and a bit of a toasted, bready caramel. Eh.
hoffrobert (176) - Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy to golden brown. Taste of slight fruit and hops. One of the better Oaken Barrel brews.
beernovice39 (2777) - Montana, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a hazy orange with a thin off white head. Scent is pine and citrus. Taste is caramel and citrus.
TheBeerOrg (2136) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark golden with a thin tan head. Notes of grapefruit, bitter citrus resins, floral and sweet. Medium bodied, moderately resinous.
Patrickctenchi (1677) - columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 14, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured amber and cloudy, barely any head. Aroma is strongly hopped, taste is bitter and spice, like a weak IPA...very wishy-washy blend to it...no date, maybe an old bottle. not good....cool label, though.
rondphoto (980) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 30, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy golden honey color with generous head and spider-web lacing. Taste begins and ends with piney hops; notes of malt and grass and citrus are there, but always behind the hops. Make it a one-taste wonder, don’t you think? But,....if you like American hops, you’ll like this a lot.
Drake (6488) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Indianapolis. Pours a hazy amber with floating particles. Medium sized offwhite head. Decent head retention and nice lacing. Aroma of floral, earthy hops and pale malts. The taste is strong hop bitterness with a bit of a citrus note and caramel malts. Too bitter. Medium bodied with strong carbonation.
Dogbrick (6022) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This brew is a golden-amber color with a medium thick and fluffy off-white head that recedes quickly to an outer ring. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of piney hops and oranges. Medium body with a citrusy hops character with notes of sweet malt and pine. The finish is short and hoppy. Slightly above average overall.