argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Small beige head atop clear dark amber body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, some grapefruit, light oatmeal. Taste is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, some caramel, light pine. Finishes with a dash of chocolate. Smooth medium body, some resin.
Tmoney99 (10080) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured cloudy dark ruby hue with medium frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Medium aroma of hop and sweet grain malt. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium balanced flavor of sweet malt and citrus hop flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Conflict of styles brew.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy thin brown color, small white head. Aroma is nice spiced grass and licorice. Taste is bright pine and butterscotch. Nice.
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Ginger Man, NYC. Clear deep amber beer with a nice offwhite head. Fruity aroma, malty, caramel, roasted, orange peels, citrus, chocolate, some cocoa, dark bread and licorice, some berries. Berry flavor, metallic, red currant, a little roasted, chocolate, perfume notes, some orange, some caramel.
GT2 (7884) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
651mL thanks to nmann08. Pours a clear, tea red. Decent yellow foam. Spotty lace. Nose is heavy red apple skins. Oxidized apple juice. Taste is bitter, pine needles, sharp herbs. Dry, herbal, forest palate. Long tannic tea astringency.
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Capone’s. Pours caramelly ruby colored with clingy off-white head. Nose is piney hops, caramel malt, red wine grapes. Tasted complex, with a piney hop flavor, some vinous fruit at mid-palate, spare caramel malt, and a very hoppy finish.
jtclockwork (7110) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours reddish copper with off white head. Nose/taste of malt, toasted oats, piney hops and caramel. Medium body. Finishes slightly dry and malty.
shrubber85 (6978) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light caramel malt and grapefruit peel aroma. Amber with small head. Sweet caramel malt and moderately bitter grapefruit peel/quinine flavor. Okay but a bit rough.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear ruby amber with a large creamy yellowed beige head. Crisp and clean citrus on the nose, hoppy and bright, not overly pungent though. Medium bodied, smooth and lightly sweet. Picks up a faint metallic tinge, oatmeal smoothing out everything, earthy with some dank hoppiness. The creamy sweet body is an interesting change from the standard red ale. Balanced fairly well, gentle hoppy bitterness on the finish, almost the faintest hint of cocoa as well. Easy drinking.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A piney golden IPA with strong oatmeal flavor. Orignal and good.
How: Tap at Nail Creek, Utica NY.
The look: Clear dark golden body topped by a medium beige head with good retention.
In long: Nose is hop-forward with a dominant piney character but also herbal notes, citrus fruits and lemongrass. Taste is something else. I could really taste oatmeal flakes in this one, like my breakfast Quacker’s oatmeal I buy in bags that get me an oatmeal bowl in 5 minutes. Oatmeal, and lots of it. Also usual caramel and a bit of honey. Then the hops, assertive but not overwhelming, very much pine-tree and green pine-needles but with also a bit of dry grass and refreshing citric notes. Body was full and velvety, expansive carbonation that filled the mouth very every little sip, a mouthfeel that is obviously reminiscent of oatmeal stouts. Far from a masterpiece, if anything I liked it a lot mostly because there’s not many oatmeal IPAs out there, so this was something fun because unusual, but I’d probably quickly get tired of beers like this if full-on-oatmeal IPAs were commonplace. Entering my backlog of ratings makes me thirsty, I wish my local all-you-can-drink beer bar was open right now, or at least existed.