arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap on Clark St Ale House’s hand pull. Looks like a cask beer should with a big fluffy soapy head. Hop notes are restrained and are almost just highlights to the toasty and somewhat lactic sweetness. Peaches and cream (which is my interpretation of the oak-derived vanilla sweetness, I guess) linger with some mandarin oranges in the finish. Very clean, almost delicate. Slightly resinous in the finish too. Not for hop heads, this nicely balanced beer is enjoyably sessionable.
djd07 (6034) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at World of Beer Pensacola. Pours a cloudy orange with medium off white head that lasts. The aroma is floral hop and wood. Thin mouth, citrus, honey, crisp, light bitterness, very good.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Tap] Pours a bright golden color with a soapy looking white head. Nose is of pine sap and lighter amounts of citrus. Taste includes pine cone, grapefruit, orange zest, caramel malts and wood. Long and bitter finish. Average body. A nice beer. Tasting notes from 12/2011.
Jasond612 (281) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
3/7/14 $3.29 bottle at CBO drank at home after meeting M&D for 2 beers (double jack and jailai) at CBO. Barrel aged huh? Thought is was average. Nothing to write home about
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FROTHINGSLOSH (5515) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled on draft at Hou Thou this beer poured a dark amber color with a small foamy white head that faded and left no lacing. The aroma was a bit sweet and tangy with hints of pine and grape soda. The flavor was tangy with notes of fruity hops, pine, grape soda, a hint of bread and a touch of caramel. No oaky presence at all. Long sweet grape soda and fruity hop finish. Medium body. Odd and disappointing.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: pours a yellow-gold ale with near excellent clarity (hint of haziness). single finger soap sud head falls to shin sheet of the same. Rare and spotty lacing.
S: Citrus, grapefruit, oak, metallic (copper). Not a particularly good smeller, but not bad either.
T: The oak on this is a bit too strong. Sweet ale with domineering citrus hopping and hints of pine and resin. The sweetness is persistent.
M: Medium to high body with medium to high carb. Not impressed. Too much carb for this beer.
O: Well done, not the finest oaked IPA I’ve had, but quite drinkable. I would likely pick up Great Divide’s oaked IPA before this one side by side.
Serving type: bottle
OPIE788 (337) - Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Straw yellow with little head. Pine and malt with slight oak nose. Pine hop and subtle oak flavors a bit sweet.
MadIndian (2606) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Isaacs. Nice notes of Caramel malt, pine and citrus, Body was a bit thin, but I enjoyed the nice wood finish.
bth122 (1340) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden color. Full frothy head. Floral hop aroma along with caramel like matinees. Light bitterness. Honey notes, pine, with floral hops. Hard to pick out the oak aging. It’s subtle. Overall a good tasting beer. Balanced.
glennmastrange (2431) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. moderate aromas of caramel for the malt, pine and herbs for the hops, light soap for the yeast, with dried apricot and alcohol in the background. Head is average size, frothy, white with excellent lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is clear medium amber. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Palate is light to medium, slick with a moderately alcoholic finish. Maltier than most IPAs, drinkable but not a favorite.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a hazy dark orange with a half finger of white head. Aroma of dank earthy hops and grapefruit. Taste is light bitter. Earthy pine and grapefruit. Full bodied with a sticky texture. Lively carbonation and a long boozy finish. Not bad. Pretty good actually, but I’m thinking this may not be a fresh bottle.