DalzAle (2002) - 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.
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. An orange amber with a nice looking off-white head, great lacing. Aroma is citrus and pine, nice smell. A little too bitter for me.
johntreeter (126) - Greenwood, Indiana, USA - JUL 17, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thursday night gowler. Pours an orange copper with a 2 finger off white half lasting head, which left some good lacing. Light aroma of tempting spicy and grassy hops. Flavor starts malt sweet then balances with hops that was in the aroma and the 100 IBUs kick in for that bitter dry long finish. Nice big body, lively carb, wet texture, and dry feel to this IPA.
EithCubes (5187) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint on tap at the pub. Happy amber-copper pour, hazy with a touch of ruby, with a lacing, short white head. Huge citrus nose, grapefruit, orange and lychee with a dash of pine. Fullish body, very very bitter with a good caramel malt bg, lots and lots of earthy pine needles. Viscous with some nice contribution from the yeast, great orange rind. Refreshing! A real surprise, and those 100ish IBUs never did taste better.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a growler from mamabeer and husband. Light brown body with ample beige head. Citrus hops, caramel malt in the nose. Gentle carbonation, medium bodied. Taste was crisp and clean and refreshing with citrus hops bitterness tempered only slightly by the caramel malt. A very satisfying drink.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear amber, thin fine dirty white head, thick drippy lace,
big sweet grapefruit aroma,
rich caramel malt flavor with lots of the citrus grapefruit flavor, touch of dyactyl in the background adds distraction as it slowly builds
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
TomDecapolis (4604) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to hopdog for sharing this growler. Pours a lightly hazy golden amber with a smaller bubbly white head that left some lacing. Aroma of a handful of hop pellets, lots of pine, grapefruit, some caramel malt hidden in there. Flavors of fresh hops, pine, grapefruit, some floral, caramel malt and a nice malt bitterness.