evr1dr (145) - Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a medium cloudy, orange-brown. Thick lasting ivory head leaving a very sticky lace. A perfect looking brew. Very sweet nose of caramel, honey, a little grapefruit, oak, and apple. Again, very sweet up front; no shortage of malt here. Taste of caramel, resin, citrus, hay and mango. Slightly bitter on the finish (84 IBU), but nothing that would imply this is an 8% brew. Alcohol is well masked. I would like to try this again with a fresher bottle.
Dogbrick (7973) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2011 On draught at the brewpub, served in a snifter. Pours a hazy copper-orange color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Rings of lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and oak. Medium body with flavors of citrusy hops, oak and malt. The finish is hoppy with the oak character remaining. Above average overall.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
slightly hazy orange, respectable off white head, lots of lace. nose of caramel, pine and citrus. flavor is caramel, citrus and quite a bit of pine hops. medium bodied, bitter finish. quite nice, and i would try it again. sampled on tap at FoBAB ’09.
Leighton (10781) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Blind Tiger, NYC. Pours amber with a mild, off-white head. Strong pine and earthy hop aroma with some light citrus. Sweet flavor with some caramel maltiness and hints of vanilla, followed by herbal hops. Medium in body with sof carbonation. Finishes bitter, semi-spicy and fairly sweet. Very good.
jlab2010 (9) - Alabama, USA - AUG 6, 2010 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amazing aroma and appearance. the tatse is good too but the aftertaste is pretty bitter.
zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle shared by jlab: Aroumatic toffee and raisins. reddish brown pour. Toffee and caramel malts, nutty, herbal and some breadiness. Not too much bitter but finishes astringent and grassy.
SrSilliGose (3248) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle shared by anand and beth- Thanks! sticky caramel and sweet dough malt backing. some pleasant pine and floral hop character, though it has faded a bit. Has become more melon than hop forward. Not sure about the age of the bottle. I don’t get much wood in these two brothers beers. good, but probably better when fresh.
nsquishee (597) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a short, creamy, bubbly off-white head. Aroma of hops, strawberries, and oak. Tastes slightly bitter with lots of bubbles and a smooth texture. Flavor is hard to place with lots of hops, resin, bread malts, strawberry, and alcohol. Pretty smooth overall, but I wish it was in a 12oz rather than 22oz, cause that is a lot of thick beer to drink at once.
wedgie9 (1893) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours clear, dark, amber with a thick beige head that recedes to heavy lace. Nose is nice caramel malt with some grapefruit hops and fresh red apple. The flavors are very well balanced with hops, malt, and fruitiness coming through equally. The apple flavor is rather strong and very unique to and IPA for me. The body is medium plus with average carbonation and a long apple and bitter finish.
AndyReynolds (879) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - JUN 19, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2010 Bottle. Hops, sweet malts, and oak come out. Notes of pepper, citrus, and whiskey stand out. Palate is smooth. Flavor brings out oak, finishing with a nice bitter hoppy bite. One of the best oak aged ipas I have had.