deardenise (4) - venarotta, ITALY - JUN 10, 2010 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
belonging to new updated version of a modern-sized IPA this beer is an intersting mixture of what wood and beer can ask eachoter.fruity-citrus peel, cedar pulp, mediterranean chinotto - subdued to a rough hop character mitigated by the oak tannins towards a long, still a bit astringent final.very ipa, very modern
randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle.Pours a very dark copper/orange with a huge foamy off white head.Nose is that typical funky almost urine smell that comes from the Nelson Sauvin hop with a hint of wood as the beer warms.Taste is citrus hop up front with creamy malts throughout.There is the essence of American oak that I pick up at times but not overpowering.I am shocked that this beer is 100+ IBUís.I dont get that at all.I really enjoyed this beer.This is a very smooth and very clean IPA but I think I hoped for a bit more.....
cgarvieuk (14279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home ... amber ... big white head ... soft fruity peach ... little oxidisation in nose ... soapy fruity hop ... i think i might have kept this a little too long ... huge amount of mellon ...
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(37.5cl thanks to bu11zeye). Pours a cloudy gold with white fizzy head. Aroma of nice citrus, farmhouse, light tartness, wood. Flavor is very much the same, is dry, woody and a bit of grapefruit hoppiness. Mouth feel is medium body with fizzy carbonation. Overall, Tasty!
Embrouille (2827) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 375ml. Ordered from www.bierkompass.de. Decent-sized head. A complex brew with a great hop profile. Sticky spotty lace. I think the barrel aged components donít add to my appreciation of this beer.
skortila (4505) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. The aroma has citrus, some grapes, honey, yeast. Bit hazy, copper-golden coloured brew with a medium, lasting head and bubbles on the glass. The taste is little sourish, bitter, has grapefruits, some woody tones, citrus and yeast. Medium bodied. I enjoyed this one.
thirdeye11 (5544) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(37.5cl thanks to bu11zeye) clearish yellow with a film of bubbles. Nose of candi sugar, grapes, and citrus fruits. Taste of bitter citrus, light earth, grapes, oily medium bodied finish thatís bitter but smooth.
ilovedarkbeer (2286) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a hazy deep golden color with a small off white bubbly head. Notes of lemons, white grapefruit, sugar syrup, and nuts. Medium to long finish. The american oak imparts additional notes of honey and smoke.
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a hazy golden body and a small white head. Slightly more herbal quality than the French oak version on the aroma. Light wood and grapefruit. Taste is slightly buttery, herbal, grapefruit. Light bubbles.
altonbrownd (3702) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bierkoning. Body of dark amber, medium head. Nose of hops and vanilla. Taste is sweet malty, with lots of vanilla notes. Really nice this American oak. Amazing how different this is from the other ones so far. Really good.