jrob21 (2795) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a recent trade. Murky light orange color with a pretty long lasting white head. Aroma is a little muted but definitely some citrus, grapefruit, a little spice and some wood. Flavor is smooth a little sweet and a touch of wood again. Finish is faintly bitter and on the medium side of the duration spectrum. Some alcohol on the flavor makes that a little off and then some band aidish sort of aromas are kicking around there for me too. The treatment here has muted the hops but in a subtle and complementary way.
shrubber85 (8481) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Grapefruit peel, pine, and wood aroma. Hazy golden yellow color with small head. Sweet orange/apple flavor initially with a strong pine and citrus peel finish. Very nice.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden yellow with a milky white embryonic fluid and an active macro-esque off-white head. Aroma of citrus, fruit, breadiness, oak and some toasted malt. Taste of oak, toasted malt, floral and citrus hops. Moderately thin and a touch dry, finishes peppery and remotely bitter.
sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - NOV 9, 2010
1.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
sample at round barn. very hoppy, light yellow hue. Poured out, not my style. Tasted oak which is strange for an IPA.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted 8/20/10. 12oz bottle. Relatively clear and filtered. Moldy off-white head. Aromas of flat lemon lime soda and subtle woody vanilla notes. Medium to full bodied with a rather good melding of flavors. The mild and chalky candy citrus hops mix well with the oaky vanilla creaminess. Throw in a bright splash of crisp effervescence and you got yourself quite a nice surprise! Neither the hops nor the wood overwhelms the palate, but instead they are well blended and very complimentary. Well done!
MrBunn (2528) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a lovely clear orange with a thin head of suds and aromas of soapy citrus and a little oak. Flavor is much more impressive. Lots of sweet tropical and citrus with a decidedly oaky backdrop that peeks through from time to time. This is fairly sugary for an IPA, but the fruit flavors work well with the sweetness and the oak and just a hint of resin/pine balance things out. Very nice.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from shawnm213, thanks Shawn. Rating #26. Darkish yellow/gold pour with a real big fluffy head and medium lacing. Aroma is pretty much citrus to me, I can faintly detect a little oak but I don’t think I would have noticed if I wasn’t looking for it. Light bitterness and fairly smooth with the hops sticking on the palate for a good amount of time. (1264)
MeadMe (1394) - Riverview, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: Pours a hazy orangish amber hue. Nice tall head with a real foamy cap that lingers for the duration. Large chunks of lace.
S: Not alot going on here. Hints of caramel, pine, and light citrus.
T: Same as aroma. Light sweet malts, with hints of pine and citrus. No oak at all.
M: Medium in body, smooth, good carbonation.
D: Like the beer just okay.
JaBier (5139) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear gold pour with a big white head. Oaky nose with pine and grass hop character. Interesting flavor that starts off with spicy hops and turns to light smoke and finishes piney. Kind of odd, and not really swaying me into the camp who thinks oaking IPAs is a good idea.
Ibrew2or3 (7312) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Courtesy of askdrtodd. Thanks Todd. It pours a brilliant clear gold with thin white head. The aroma is mild, a bit floral, some sweet sugariness and flowery perfume counter. The taste begins bright with bitter hops. It then begins to pick up perfumy floral hops with some lingering bitterness into the after taste. I get no wood treatment here at all. Decent IPA.