drunksasquatch (1) - Roachdale, Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Looked good on the pour, smelled wonderful. Then I was plwasantly surprised about how smooth and good tasting it was... Especially since its 7.5 abv... I believe it’s my new favorite beer!
Brentv (569) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 4, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewpub in Greenwood, IN. Clear orange copper with a thin whitish head and tons of sticky lacing on the glass. Fruity citrus aroma. Grapefruit and other tropical fruits with a marked bitterness tamed with the perfect light malty sweetness. Full-bodied and delicious. I thought I would try something else next, but just ordered a second pint. Special.
misterbeer (313) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fresh 16 ounce from brewery. Copper pour with off white head. Taste of bitter grapefruit and sweet tropical citrus, some pine. Really bitter cotton mouth like finish.
574deadzone (1323) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Chumley’s in Broad Ripple. Nose of dank sticky hops, pine, mango, and a little pineapple with some hearty doughy yeast. Pours orange-gold with a smaller eggshell head. Taste is all over bitter but has some substantial sweet underneath. Palate is medium to full, rich, with a coating bitterness that lingers. Really nice, drinks almost like a DIPA with all that power. Good stuff.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUN 13, 2004
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Grabbed a growler of this last night while visiting my baby’s parents in Indy. Cracked it open with her stepdad while enjoying the Reds/Indians game today. This brew pours a sparkling medium copper with amber highlights. The tall off-white tight creamy head has good lacing and is average in duration. The blunt no-nonsense nose is spruce, pineapple, resin, dried fruit, citrus, and flowers. The brew starts burnt and spicy with loads of hops. The moderate citrus acidity blends with the alcohol sweetness in the middle to provide good balance. The long floral/resinous finish has very good bitterness. The medium to heavy lively body is smooth & creamy. The finish feels astringent. This is a big brew with excellent balance and stellar complexity. Very refreshing and highly recommended. I look forward to trying more from Oaken Barrel Brewing.
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at brewpub. Pours an amber color with a medium sized beige that faded quickly and left amazing glass lacing. Aroma was difficult to gather, but it makes me think of very fresh "green" hops. Flavor has a light hop bittnerness (70 IBUs I think) smooth long lasting dry hop finish, flavor really stick with you. Thin lightly carbonated mouthfeel. Not bad,
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.
iugrad93 (265) - Indiana, USA - NOV 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice copper color with thick, white head, lots of lacing. Aromas of citrus and spice. Taste is mild sweet, but big bitterness on the backend. Perfect IPA palate, dry finish. Overall, a very good IPA. Reminds be a bit of Flat 12 Half Cylce. Well done.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - AUG 21, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
After a while, IPAs can seem to all be the same. I’m glad I came across Superfly, because it changed that perception for me. The brewer uses multiple hop strains with each addition and it shows. The brew has a bursting bouquet in the aroma, as well as a good amount of citrus. The body is dry hopped goodness, that isn’t overly bittering. The slightly sweet malt backbone gives this IPA depth and takes it to that next level. A great example of the style.
mmmbeergood (14) - Elburn, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is the beer that I drink most often when at the Oaken Barrel Pub. Nice grassy aroma. Great mouthfeel. Well balanced between the malt and the hops. This brew goes especially well with the ribs they serve.