patrick767 (3397) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From very old notes - Well, apparently I didn’t write much about this one, but there’s a rating and I thought it was very good. Full bodied. Big, bitter hop flavor with citrus. Long, bitter finish.
bpar73 (344) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub. Orange-golden pour with an off-white head. Nice, big citrus hop bitterness well balanced with a bourbon sweetness, Excellent stuff.
tectactoe (1167) - Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap: Golden-amber with rusty orange tints; mild haze throughout, topped with a weak head that lasts as a foamy white film & collar. Aroma is largely floral, like a flower patch. Hoppy perfume, mild caramel, big vanilla, & a gushing, tangerine fruitiness. Not much bourbon explicitly, but lots of reminders of spicy oak & vanilla. The flavor is definitely more barrel-heavy... The first sip stings with bitter hop perfume, spicy tannins, ashy hop leaves, rose pedals, leading to a warming, bourbon-laden finish. Warmth opens up mild notes of bitter citrus peel & tangerine zest, but the aftertaste is still dominated with florals, wood, & bourbon. Mild vanilla & a hint of toffee malt present at times. Not bad, a decent attempt at a polarizing style that I’m still not a huge fan of. I’d honestly rather just have regular Huma.
koleminer20 (428) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Ashley’s Bourbon Barrel Takeover on March 25. The pour is a foggy dark gold with a nice foamy white head and some sporadic lacing. The aroma is really big on hops. The citrus rolls through and fades to a good maltiness toward the back end. There is definitely a bourbon quality to this, but not as much vanilla as you might expect from it. The flavor is similar. There is a good citrusy hoppiness and a mild malty caramel character. The bourbon is a little lacking in the flavor, which is a bit of a hindrance here. The mouth feel is decent for an IPA, and it’s like the bourbon barrel has taken some of the carbonation out. The aftertaste is a bit grassy, with a lingering booziness
jefcon (1325) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of bourbon, lots of hops. Vanilla, caramel, light floral aromas. Less abundant flavors, which get a little muddy on the palate. All in all, however, a very flavorful beer.
Marheb (1743) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Critique chaotique du extreme beer fest 2013): Un peu difficile à suivre, le bourbon chevauche un côté herbacé, correct.
Mittenator (1089) - Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at crunchy's tap takeover. Medium brown with thin head. Sweet and vanilla aroma. Bourbon and sweet. All the hardcore bitterness has been tamed.
rumproasts (2549) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at 2013 michigan winter beer fest. amber with small head. i’m still not sure what to make of bourbon aged ipas, but this seems to work pretty well. not a subtle beer in any regard. big hops and substantial bourbon flavor.
paintedmaple (330) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap Blackthorn Pub...Holly,MI. Huge sudsy head and enormous aromas of pine, vanilla, and oak. I thought this was much more bitter and less floral than regular Huma, but not in an unpleasant way. This is good stuff.
Skakapa (52) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark golden and a slowly disappearing thin head. Some toffee and vanilla, pine and citrus. Surprisingly fresh (can’t make out a production date) and a good lasting bitterness in the aftertaste.