hotstuff (3916) - Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rated on 12-27-2010. This bottled beer has a medium sized semi-fizzy off-white head that mostly diminishes, golden transparent body, fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and a fair amount of lacing. The aromas are malt, earthy, pine, citrus, and grapefruit hops. The taste is lightly bitter, malty, citrus and pine hops. This beer has a dry finish. The mouth feel is lively and somewhat aggressive. This beer is light-medium bodied. Overall, this beer is not overly hoppy or overly bitter tasting which is nice for us that are not hop heads.
BrownALEx (245) - Portland, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2014 Wood actually is the most dominant part of this beer. From the slight smell to the great wood taste, this beer is intriguing. Great to have one beer at a time.
TheBear11D (164) - Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
The Round Barn Oaked IPA pours a tangerine yellowish orange with a large foamy off-white head that lasts far too long and appears to be greatly over-carbonated. The aroma is citrus mostly. The flavor is citrus and the wood is noticeable. Overall this beer is below average.
DrSilverworm (5022) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle, thanks to FlandersNed. No date found on bottle. Pours a totally hazy orange golden gradient. Big airy rocky white head, so big I have to pause to pour the rest of the bottle. Smooth, crisp, kind of soft, sharp carbonation, with a more dry finish. Tastes possibly infected. Light tart, and big active carbonation and head hint at that. Doesnít ruin the beer, though. If itís going to be old, might as well be infected, I guess. Bigger body. Moderate bitter taste, light tart. Kind of a soapy, lemony, citrusy hop aroma. Donít get much oak here. Seems kind of unnaturally bright in the aroma (from infection). Overall, just OK at best. A beer that has gone infected but not totally awful, still kind of works with some bitter citrusy hops combined with citrusy funky sour notes, and some tannic. Whatever about this accidental, probably oldish combo, though. Iíd rather try beers fresh, as they are intended. Had this brewery dated their bottles, Iíd have a lot more insight as to just where this beer was at. Please, every brewery, date your products (if you care about peopleís opinions)
burg326 (3236) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle poured a copper color with a Romaís of citrus, oak, wood, and some light bitterness. Flavors are light citrus followed by some oak in the aftertaste. Not as good as CCB white oak, but still a very solid IPA aged on wood. Kudos to these guys, would love to try more beer from them.
Homer321 (972) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to mikem409. Loud hiss upon opening. Pours a hazy orange. Nose of fresh cut white wood and hops. Citrus like hops. Flavor is a harsh woodiness up front. Tastes like licking a fir. Piney. But not in an overly pleasant way like simcoe hops. Not a huge fan.
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jgb9348 (4488) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy light copper coloured body with hints of orange and gold with a nice and slightly soapy tan head, about 3 centimetres tall. Aroma of pale malt, tons of bright grassy and herbal hops, alcohol, peaches and a small bit of oak. Medium-bodied; Strong hoppy flavour shows the floral and perfumey hops with a kick of alcohol at the end, some lighter grass flavours and a oak finish that shows the dry characteristics of this nicely. Aftertaste shows some more oak, dry herbs, sage, lemongrass and some very perfumey notes at the end. Overall, a nice and fresh beer with some good characteristics and a solid yet complex flavour profile for the style. Dry, assertive and grassy show well here. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Merchantís in Dearborn, Michigan on 02-August-2013 for US$2.39 sampled at home in Washington on 24-October-2013.
valpoaj (613) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a reddish gold - decent sized white head that holds on for a bit. Aroma is generally foresty hops with some wood notes, hint of pepper. Flavor is decent...the wood is definitely there alongside resinous hops. The hops arenít particularly hard hitting, however. Palate appropriate for the style. The oak aging is nice, but would have liked a bit more robust of a hop presence (or more of a malt presence)...decent, but not great.
wmubronco1992 (589) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at JTís in Coldwater. Pours golden. Tiny fizzy white head with no lacing. Not getting any hops in the flavor. Taste is somewhat woody, but very mild. This one was drinkable, but I really was expecting more.
njager246 (311) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Lots of oak aroma... very similar taste oak dominates a little much, but not bad overall!