eelbasher (285) - New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours lighter amber/gold with a small ring of white lace. Aromas of piney hops, bready malts, and a nice wood note. The flavor is well balanced and damn drinkable. The oak steals the show for me and i wish it was turned down just a tad. Nice IPA overall, but tuff to drink more than one.
BeerBunker (863) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours orange with a foamy white head. Aroma is of wood, hops, and caramel. But mostly wood. Taste is of wood, lots of wood. There is also a slight caramel character. The hop flavor is buried beneath the wood, and comes out more on the finish. Lingering taste of juicy hops. It’s not bad, but it’s nothing special.
BigBeer45 (1308) - Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled from a bottle,
this ale had a dark orange hazy pour and presented a huge white head that was rocky and had some hills here and there, that was from too much carbonation,
the nose had aromas of light toasted malt with floral and grass hops, some orange and lemon fruit, wood notes, faint bread, and a little bread and fruit sweetness,
it had flavors of light toasted malt with citrus hops, some light orange fruit, and a little sweetness,
the finish had a light hop bitterness and a good bit of carbonation that gave a bite on the tongue,
there was a little off-ness in the flavor and this beer could have been infected or the over carbonation gave this beer a bite that was unflattering or both,
the mouth feel was light and very fizzy, it had lots of carbonation that was a bit much,
unfortunately, this beer suffers from too much carbonation and was not enjoyed, I had a little trouble finishing this beer, I will try a bottle at a latter date to see if it brewed properly.
CpyNPrnT (480) - Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of oak and hops, taste is hoppy, oak, citrus, malty, a decent beer. worth a try.
574deadzone (1178) - North Central, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy darker gold with a booming eggshell head that mercifully settles down eventually and leaves some soapy, foamy lace. Nose involves toasted oak, vanilla, butter, some spice, but like pie spices, not hop spices, perhaps some overripe fruit, some dusty stuff. Fairly sweet, fairly more bitter. Medium toward full bodied, somewhat oily and slippery, fair action, finishing dry and toasty. Not a bad brew, though the buttery-ness bothers me. I get it, but I don’t like it. I’ve had other oaked IPAs I enjoyed more. This to me is more oak beer than hop beer.
mallons72 (180) - livonia, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Too bad this beer missed it with the carbonation. Great oak flavor, but goes away bubbling in my mouth.
hotstuff (4393) - 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 (326) - 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 (361) - 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 (8182) - 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. Doesn’t ruin the beer, though. If it’s 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. Don’t 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. I’d rather try beers fresh, as they are intended. Had this brewery dated their bottles, I’d have a lot more insight as to just where this beer was at. Please, every brewery, date your products (if you care about people’s opinions)
burg326 (4442) - 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 Roma’s 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.