awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the brewpub. Hazy orangish red appearance. Nose is fresh hops, some pine and citrus...very inviting. Taste is enjoyably smooth for such a hopped up IPA. Good citrus, pine hop flavor. Easy to drink yet very bitter (in a good way) due to the massive amount of hops. I’d almost put this in the DIPA category, if it weren’t for the 7.5ABV. This is one of the best little known secrets in indy.
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours rusty orange with some dirty white head. Soft grapefuit nose. Nice big citrus and pine. Medium to full body with a long bitter finish.
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler courtesy of hopscotch. Pours clear copper with white head. The aroma is pretty malty with a bit of brown sugar and biscuit to go along with pine and spice hoppiness. The taste is a bit chewy with malt, creating a ‘yum’ sensation, with the additional layers of caramel and biscuit. A moment after the maltiness is fully realized smooth pine and spice hop bitterness even out the experience. It ends more refreshing than I thought it would with a pleasing level of hop bitterness and a mild amount of lingering chewy malts.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler thanks to EDA for sharing. Pours a bright coppery orange with a thin head sticky and nice cobwebby lace.. Aroma is piney hops, tacky sticky resinous, orange and light grapefruit. Flavor is a bit more malty- thick toffee and caramel malts break through the sappy resinous citrusy and pine sap hops with a cold smoke harsh bitterness from high cohumulone which I liked- long tacky resinous finish. Nice.
Block (1335) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yellow-orange pour with a white head. Nice aroma of citrus, grapefruit and hops. Light body with a really good citrus and hops flavor. Not overly sweet with a light bitter finish.
Skyview (5154) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from roving 64-oz growler during Dark Lord Day ’09. Pours a semi-hazy golden orange brew with a decent off-white head that has some good retention and lacing. Aroma of some light golden malt and a touch of grapefruit zest. Taste is medium bodied, lightly carbonated with a decent balance of caramel malt and flowery hops. Finish is slightly sweet, mildly bitter with a slight grapefruit and caramel flavor.
DalzAle (1966) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Clear pumpkin colored pour, little carbonation and some funk and stale hops aroma. Flavor was bitter orange and hops right off the bat, then malts and some caramel sweetness on the finish. Good? -->Yes! Although not a beer worth searching out unless you are a big IPA junkie.
sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - MAY 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
fresh growler. pours deep amber with medium head. aroma is citrus, pine, malt. drinks smooth with crisp hops and some citrus. really decent from OB
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes. Had this awhile back, around the time that Bad Penny was on tap at Upland. While BP is all herbal, wet, dank, and full of flavor, this one is much more copper, dry, crisp, and watery. For a regular IPA, it certainly wasn’t the worst in the world. Very drinkable and sessionable. Lots of metal and orange. Quite a bit of tanginess.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I ordered this because it seemed the most "extreme" of the beers offered at Oaken Barrel. The menu promised 100+ IBUs, and while it was bitter, it certainly didn’t strike me as THAT bitter. It was a successful marketing strategy though, as I did order it.
Color was pretty orange with lots of fluffy white head. Aroma was very hoppy with a minimal amount of fruitiness or sweetness. Aroma was decidedly hoppy, but a dry un-sweet kind of hoppiness. Flavor was more dry bitterness, not unlike Avery Maharaja. Pretty good.
I would recommend this beer. I had this on-tap at the brewpub.