Tmoney99 (11901) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap sample. Poured dark amber color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid smooth woody resin hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium balanced resin bittersweet flavor with a medium smooth bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Standout drinkable brew.
mixmasterob (970) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from Ale Yeah. Cool find. Clear deep golden pour with a thick, frothy white head. Rocky, left tons of lace. Aroma was sweet malt with a nice cirtusy hop background. Notes of vanilla from the wood, light earth. Flavors were woody up front, candied hops throughout the middle and finished with a smooth bittersweetness that lingered. Mouthfeel was medium with light carbonation. Overall more sweet than DPA with a light woodiness throughout. I rather enjoyed it.
zizzybalubba (1608) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the Paramount Café Beer Festival, pre-GABF on September 28, 2011, Denver, CO. Dark orange pour with a thin off-white head. Cedar is picked up on the nose and accentuates the floral hoppiness. The flavor is a bit sharp, however, with a touch too much cedar for my tastes. Still, not bad.
onceblind (5413) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap during Great COntenders 2011. Clear brilliant gold with a big rocky white head. Pungent spicy aroma of Spanish Cedar--spicy oak, lots of herbal spices. Taste had much of that same herbal spicy wood note, with a big leafy hop bitterness. Not to my liking. Tastes like a stale spice rack.
arminjewell (8617) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery, described as Dale’s aged on cedar chips. Even without that description, that’s what I would have guessed, as the aroma was huge, huge cedar that I could smell without putting my nose up to it. Lots of raw cedar, lemon, some slight grass and pine and a touch of biscuit but really dominated by cedar. Taste is like sucking on a cedar log, but in a good way and without the splinters. Lots of cedar, woodiness in there, with some lemon also probably from the cedar, with some pine, grass and biscuit notes, finishing nice and dry, some nice bitterness in there as well. Could drink a lot of this!