jhamp9 (879) - Corinth, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange pour with a soapy white head. Aroma is tart citrus and wood. Taste is tart citrus, vanilla, and wood. Nice tartness and bitterness. Medium body, a bit slick. Really interesting beer.
jkwalking05 (3050) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated at BTBF 2012 (Backlog). Hazy orange appearance with an average sized white head. Aroma is of orange juice, wood and a hint of pickling spices. Taste is of wood, orange, tropical fruit and peaches.
Cavie (3548) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at Zios. Pours a cloudy orange color with a foamy white head. Aroma is woody, hoppy and earthy. Flavor is dry, very woody and super bitter. Not good.
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kidmartinek (2968) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A mature beer. What else do you want from me? Color? Clarity? Cindness? Its a good tasty imperial beer that you can drink a little bit of without getting sick.
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at BTBF. Had forgotten what this was listed just as Empire IPA. Oak aged took me back for a second, but otherwise I was very pleasantly surprised. Pours with a hazed golden hue with a solid white head. Aroma is barrel, oak, really spicy wood, vanillin, and pretty hoppy with some citrus zest and citrus peel. Flavors are of melon, citrus, oak, spicy wood, vanillin and some decent tannins mixing with hop bitterness. Lively bubbles, dry, tasty!
Errl (1098) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap..Nose is wood, hops, vanilla..Taste is wood, hops, spice, earthy, chalky..palate is woody, bitter..
rougeau13 (1766) - Texas, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Flying Saucer Sugar Land. Golden with a white head. Aroma of grapefruit, chardonnay, and tropical fruit. The taste is rather mild, as though it was over-mellowed in the barrels. It tastes like fruit and wine a bit, but there’s virtually no bitterness, and none of the flavors are very bold. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Decent, and very drinkable, but not great, especially considering the price.
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap at BTBF, clear golden pour with some fruity citrus aroma but mostly too boozy for me, lots of alcohol and too little hops
deyholla (5385) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Houston Gingerman. Pours a clear gold with an amber hue and a white head that dissipates very slowly to the edges. Aroma has lots of light fruit and flower with a bit of backing sweet grain and hay. Flavor starts with light fruit and flowers but finishes with light pine and oak.
Dixonian (1517) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap - Lake Flying Saucer from the Real Ale rep, Scott. Thanks, man!
Clear orange color with a decent amount of white head. Smells great - vanilla, ripe mangos, and slightly vinous. The barrel aging is there in the nose and even more in the flavor. Slightly sweet with lots of grapefruit and oak flavors. This is one delicious barrel aged IPA!