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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This full-bodied, golden-colored ale is exceptionally refreshing and has a great complexity, perfect for Hop Heads.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2008 Name: Oak-Aged Double IPA
Date: 10/11/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Brewfest, GABF

Appearance: hazy yellow, huge creamy off white head, scattered lace,
Aroma: oaky aroma with sweet crystal malt and earthy hops,
Flavor: dry malt flavor, nice earthy hops, the oak character helps to keep it dry,
-------- /> Name: Oak-Aged Double IPA
Date: 05/03/2008
Mode: bottle
Score: 3.0 to 3.4
Words: cellar party

Aroma: lots more sweet fruity crystal aroma with a touch of the oak,
Flavor: flavor has a good balance between the oak and the sweet malts, the hops add an additional dimension, nice crystal sweetness is balanced by an earthyness, long bitter finish,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (10674) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 4, 2011
Frischer Hopfengeruch, etwas süßlich, wenig malzig. Verhalten hopfiger Antrunk, die aufkommende malzig-holzige Note dämmt dies schnell. Hier gefällt der würzig-süße Hintergrundton, der im Mittelteil stärker wird und nun ebenfalls den Hopfen übertrumpft bis sich dieser im Abgang erneut Gehör verschafft. Interessantes und relativ süßes IPA in dem der Hopfen den Ton nicht immer angibt. Vielen Dank an den Doppelbock für die Teilung des Bieres! Test vom 1.10.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 13,11,10,12,11,10 - 10,80

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5286) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 24, 2009
Sampled 4/1/2009. Bottle #43 of 621. This IPA pours a medium orange gold color from a 750ml bottle. Large sized white foamy head with decent retention and nice lacing. The aroma is fruit and sweet, slightly spicy hop with a touch of oak. A medium to full bodied India Pale Ale. The malts are fruity and sweet, lots of orange and citrus. The hops are citrusy and floral. More of a British IPA, more as it is more of a malty beer and less hoppy than most US versions. There is just a hint of oak, mostly in the finish. . The barrel aging shows up more in the soft carbonation than in the flavor. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemattie (4189) - Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2009
Bottle #3 of 300. Vintage 2008. 750ml bottle, caged & corked. thanks to RateandPillage. Hazy orange, yeast looking appearance. Aroma of citrus hops. Flavor is a light malt character. Finishes with a sharp bitterness. 03 may 08

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JAN 26, 2009
750ml bottle from sry23 on BA, thanks Scott. Hazy orangish pour with a thin white head. Grassy, somewhat oakey aroma, might be a little past it’s prime, but still smells decent. Has smoothed out quite a bit for an IPA, very drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2009
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of oak, floral, vanilla, and earthiness. Flavor of hops (floral, earthy, pine, citrus), oak, and caramel malt.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 7, 2009
Hazy deep bronze orange with a large off white head. The aroma is lightly oaked with some rich orange sherbet. There is also some rose floral character. A grainy taste and mouthfeel is certainly interesting. There is also a quick oak finish after the light orange hints. There is also some light vegetable root. Earthy. I enjoyed this unique beer, but a hophead would probably hate this fairly malty brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9700) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 13, 2008
Bottle. Pours clear orange with an average, fizzy, white head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (straw, cereal, meal), average hops (perfume, grass, pine), average yeast (sweat) with notes of peach, oak, and alcohol. Medium bodied, sticky texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2008
Spicy hop aroma with oak. Cloudy amber in color. Tons of oak in the flavor with a nice caramel malt base. Tight and refreshing. Thanks AJ!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pepsican (1445) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - MAY 14, 2008
bottle #4/300. Murky amber with a thick off white head. Aroma was spicy with a bit of funk. Flavor was oak, pepper, hops, tannins, and a bit of a acidic fruit. Finishes lightly tart with a decent bit of hop bitterness as well.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChainGangGuy (4376) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 4, 2008
Appearance: Pours a cloudy, amber body with a medium-sized white head. Smell: Aroma of ground up fresh oak saplins, fresh garden herbs, and old black pepper with some candyish malts lurking in the background. Taste: Oak soaked caramel maltiness with a candyish bent. Pinch of herbs and spice. Slight dried apricot fruitiness. A few drops of lemon juice. Medium hop bitterness. A few tannins roll past the tongue. Oaky, bitterish finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: A dressed up IPA, it’s nice to see beers other than Russian Imperial Stouts and Barleywines getting the oak treatment.


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