nuplastikk (4088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Vintage. Unfiltered orange-brown. Creamy off-white head. Mild aroma. A pretty nice IPA, chewy hop tones, solid malt backbone. A respectable concoction, clean and fresh. Orange citrus hop tones, somewhat piny. I don’t get much oak. Toasty, well done.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Vintage Brewpub. Caramel orange with a lacy tan head. Aroma is woodsy and floral with a pale malt backbone. Taste of pine and woods with pale malt and mild caramel. Body is a shade too sudsy and finished up dry with moderate bitterness.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Vintage. Pours a deep copper with fluffy white head. Nose is decidedly hoppy, but quite generic. Somewhat herbal and a hint of resin. Biscuity malts and a suggestion of vanilla as well. On taste, soft and medium bodied, again, somewhat generic. Could use more bitterness and hop flavor to really shine. Okay.
pantanap (3335) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at vintage. 4oz taster pour.... Pours a hazy tea resembling earthy brown pour and topped with a thin creamy white head... Papery oak to begin with ten moving to more of a piney citrus hop note in the aroma. More oaky then hoppy unfourtunately ... Citrus and piney hop upfront, lighter oak tones through the middle and then finishes on a light earthy bitter note. Carbonation is a touch too crisp and lighter bodied after all. Bitterness becomes more prominent as the beer warms.
Brigadier (2740) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewpub
This sounded like a great beer and it did not disappoint. Oaked IPAs are a beer style that sometimes feels overdone. However as usual Vintage nails it.
I wish they were more available but it makes trips back to Madison worthwhile.
Aroma / Appearance - A clear golden body sparkles in the dim light by the bar. Muddy leather, wet leaves, and a split of oak and hops make this a mellow release.
Flavor / Palate - Damp shoe leather, oak, lemon rinds, and citrusy hops are an excellent blend. This was not overdone. The hops eventually brighten up as they hang in the back of the throat.
madvike (2531) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub - Pours clear amber with a very thin white head. Not a very pungent nose, with some light citrus hops, a little grassiness, and decent malt balance. Taste is light malt base with grassy hops. Finishes soapy, with light citrus. Some oakiness and more grassy hops on the finish. Not my thing.
MIBRomeo (2484) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark wheat colored pour with a thick white well laced dense white head some visible carbonation. Really light aroma some rich toffee notes a bit of dry grass hops. Full well coated palate lifhtyl creamy finishes dry. Flavor of toffee toasty buttery crackers light pine a dry woody note in the finish. Pretty good.
jmagnus87 (2183) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From notes. Draft at vintage. Big citrus and pin hops with a huge taste of oak. Pretty kickass!
cbfobes (2094) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Vintage, this is an IPA aged in oak, the pours is a nice hazy orange with a white head and lacing through out the glass, the aroma is very hoppy that has a nice touch of wood to it, the flavor is of bittering hops and has a nice malt balance, pretty darn good brew.
tmoreau (2050) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, and shaker served at Vintage during Madison’s Craft Beer Week. Displayed a hazed, orange/amber hue, with modest, off white head foam, and fair cling to the curtainy lacing. The nose was mainly resin and a little woodiness, with some mid-fruit, citrus, and pleasant, light sweetness following up. The flavor was more sharp, resiny hop bitterness, and less balancing malt. Still, a decently drinkable IPA.