MIBRomeo (2444) - 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.
pablo951 (372) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had it at Vintage Brewery in Madison Wi. Poured a hazy orange hue with a light head and aroma. Bitter hopped tasting beer.
TheAlum (4971) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft on tap the brewpub (Madison, WI). Pours a nice deep amber hue, some glowing orange and touches of copper, with a decent hop haze, frothy offwhite head atop that dies to a thicker ring, laces ok. Aromas are citrusy grapefruit, lemons, and florals. Touches of grass, bread dough, wet oak, faint vanilla, pale malts, and touches of sweeter caramel. Moderate strength nose. Initial is a good sturdy hopping offering citrusy grapefruit, lemon, some tropical mangos, grass, florals. Dry and fruity, moving into some soap, toffee, and bread. A touch of toast, biscuits, some oak offers a touch of wet wood and sweetness. Backend stays bitter, cleaning up a bit and balancing. A solid IPA, a good punch up front trails off a bit into the back. Vibrant fruity front and good dry hops move into a dry floral and soapy finish, with some of that malt body peeking through. Overall, a solid IPA with a good hop melange. The oak is light Could use more.. But they all could really. That’s nickpicking. Balanced.
esjaygee (3844) - 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.
Brigadier (2590) - Northeastern Ohio, 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.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice amber IPA with a thin off white head. In aroma, biscuit malt with smooth piney hops, grassy notes, orange pulp, pungent and fragrant. In mouth, a nice IPA with dry malt with grassy pungent hops, catty notes, orange notes, very nice. On tap at brewpub, Jan 20 2012.
kaser (1755) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not much aroma on this. Decent bitterness. Not hoppy. Fruity backbone. Wheat notes. Sort of boring but not bad by any means. This was poured from a keg at vintage brewing in Madison, WI.
arkurzynski (1288) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from growler...copper/mango in color. Soft carbonation. Soft, citrus-type hopping with some wood. Flavor is lemon zest/floral hops, fairly faint malt backbone. Salty oak flavor in the background, brings a bit of nice complexity.
Ughsmash (6911) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Vintage. Poured clear, medium orange with a nice, creamy beige head. The aroma picked up sweet caramel surrounded by juicy grapefruit and peaches.. soft oak gave a nice complement.. great balance! The flavor didn’t hold up as well.. sweet caramel and fruity notes at the core.. grapefruit and tart oak around.. too much sharpness from the oak to really be enjoyable. Light-medium bodied and well-carbonated.. again too sharp for my liking.
Braudog (5353) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Classic visuals for an American IPA. Delivers a bit of a floral, spicy aroma and flavors, but is very even. The wooden aftertaste is a bit subtle, and even hints at a little bourbon. (#5128, 7/3/2013)