marv3mania (185) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
I sampled this at a beer tasting. It looks like a typical IPA, and it has pale ale aroma and flavor. However, the vanilla from the oak aging is also present in the aroma and flavor. Personally, I find that oak aging takes away from the quality of an IPA.
chadmasontx (21) - - OCT 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light copper with small white head that disappeared quickly. Smells of resin, pine, and citrus. Mildly bitter; very piney with some honey.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
LuckyDog (614) - - NOV 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice, very hoppy IPA. The oak takes a little bit of the edge off. High alcohol, but way too drinkable.
EtTuCthulhu (1385) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The color is a cloudy reddish orange with a medium off-white head, and the aroma blends citrus and floarl hops, oak, and a hint of diacetyl. The taste is mildly bitter, slightly sour, mildly boozy, and a touch sweet with a definite oak flavor throughout. The aftertaste is purely hops, booze, and oak, and the palate fuses an oily texture, medium body, and a flat carbonation.
slowrunner77 (7440) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"good stuff, but didn’t leave the holy crap impression that regular old unearthly did. it was already a pretty malty beer and the oak aging seemed to mute the hops even a little more. there was good balance here, just not for a dipa. nice mix of vanilla, oak, malts, and bitter citrus hops."
generallee08 (759) - New York, USA - JUL 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The body has a deep amber color which has good clarity and visible carbonation. On top sits an average off white colored head that slowly fades and makes some cool lace rings on the glass after each sip. In the nose I pick up an intensely rich mix of malt and hops. There are deep golden raisin and caramel notes from the malt and deep resiny pine like hops back by some citrus notes and hints of oak wood. On the tongue there is a mixing of sweet caramel notes, raisin bread, resiny hops, pine, citrus, orange peel and in hint of oak. Hop bitterness slowly builds more and more towards the finish but still brings some sweetness to keep things juicy. It’s full bodied, bold and heavy or chewy on palate. Carbonation is soft and just keeps things from getting too sticky.
gripweed57 (1044) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle. Hazy dark amber color. Rich, earthy, sweet malt aroma. Sweet toasted malt flavor, with a slight noticeable woody character? Sweet corn syrup malt flavor with a touch of resiny hops in mid- taste. Finishes sweet with a subtle spicy hop aftertaste. Not discernable notice of the 11% alcohol.
GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rated from notes taken 22 Jun 2011, Southern Tier Beer Tasting -- Big fan of the Oak. Probably the first beer I had oaked that I really picked up the differences the age and oak contributed.
CpyNPrnT (518) - Indiana, USA - APR 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of bourbon, wood, pine, hints of citrus. Taste of bourbon, wood, pine, alcohol. A very solid DIPA barrel aged. Well done.
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog. Bottle @ Green Lion Inn 2011, aged for about 12 months in average conditions. The aging took a toll, still a solid beer as always from ST.
scoobysnak (333) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Plenty of hops, as well as a good bourbon taste. Pretty much what you’d expect from Southern Tier.