notalush (4586) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting brew, this - loads of grapefruit, pineapple and other tropical fruits - fairly dry - quite a bit of oak and toasted coconut, which actually compliments the overall tropical character of the beer - tangy, earthy finish - quite nice.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
on tap at az wine 2/21/11.
hazy yellow with a huge white fluffy head. as i drank farther into the keg the cloudier it got!
it smells like creamed grapefruit... if that is possible...mixed with notes of cedar, vanilla,spice, orange juice, woody earthy hops and grain.
the flavor is the same.... VERY dry palate with addition notes of pith, wood and herbaceous hops. it has a great tart finish and lingering aftertaste of grapefruit and various other citrus pulps.
it’s medium bodied with very soft carbonation and incredible sessionability.
on a side note, bob had this keg laying around for about three weeks. every day i would pull a pint out and every day the beer seemed to get progressively more sour/tart....cool. 9/4/9/5/18/4.5+
jcwattsrugger (10935) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a thin retaining white head and hazy gold color. Aroma is wood, vinuous peach, alcohol. Taste is wood/grain/light/medium malt, vinuous peach/resin hops, alcohol.
emmasdad (85) - , Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a slightly cloudy golden color, with some white head. Nice aromas here, fresh hops, toasted oak and a little caramel. On the palate the oak and vanilla balanced nicely against the hops. I wanted to grab a growler to take home but this one was apparently on premises only.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the 2011 Small Batch Fest.
Pours a dark, hazy golden tangerine/orange color with golden orange hues and a two finger frothy, soapy white headthat has excellent retention, eventually fading into a lasting cap . Chunks of soapy lace left behind.
Slightly earthy aroma with subtle funk. earhty oak vanilla, sweet citrus and tropical fruit. Mango, pineapple and orange peel with a strong barrel presence. This gies off some toasted oak but takes away slightly from the other notes.
Slightly earthy and tart with subtle puckering flavor and an odd combo of earthy oak, vanilla, cream and sweet tropical/citrus notes. Slightly dry with an earthy pine presence complimented by toasted oak and countered by cream and tropical/citrus fruit. Hints of papaya, pineapple, mango and orange peel with a dry, earthy finish. Very good!
Terminus (3084) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 14, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap during the RBWG-WOW, this was a total winner for me. this beer poured lightly hazy orange with a big fluffy white head. HUGE nose of tangerines-i mean tangerines all over the place. It was like i was drinking orange juice or smoething. Very mellow hops here-all citrus with not bitterness. usually, i dontl ike this kind of ipa but this worked fantastic! long woody finish from the barrel. this beer is fantastic! i wish they would bottle this as part of their Woodcutt series. I need to find this again!
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Small Batch Revival. Hazy dark orange appearance with a fluffy tan head. Oaky, woody, earthy, citrusy hoppy aroma. Citrusy, oaky, woody, somewhat alcoholic, citrus hoppy flavor. Strong flavor but pretty excellent.
AmEricanbrew (5516) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber color/ lasting foam. Big ass tropical fruit, oak, caramel aromas. medium bodied. Nice dry caramel, dry wood, grapefruit flavors--barrel aged ipa--gotta love it.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
sampled during the 2011 RBWG weekend on tap at AZWine, pours bright hazy orange with a pilowy white head. Aroma is huge citrus, tangelos, fresh orange juice, sweet clemontines. Flavor is much the same, hay and pale grains with huge citrus notes both sweet and bitter. Stunning.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 22, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ AZ Wine during RBWG 2011 - Pours a hazy amber color with a good size white head that lasted to the end. Which didn’t take long. Nice lacing. Aroma is big time citrus. Mostly tangerine with a hint of wood. Flavor is the same. The finish is so smooth. No astringent aftertaste at all. Medium body. This was probably my favorite beer the whole RBWG weekend. Just awesome!