jcwattsrugger (12507) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2010
bottle–pours a big foamy off white head and amber color. Aroma is oak/some bourbon, secondary resin, medium malt-caramel. Drying. Taste is oak/bourbon, secondary resin, medium malt-caramel. BuckeyeBoy (8182) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 13, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2006 1 L Bottle Pours out a auburn red. topped with a white head. A great juniper and citrusy note. A++ Thanks Buck Dich decaturstevo (6339) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Copper pour with tan head and lace. Bourbon, oak, and caramel aroma. Oaky, sweet caramel, and a resiny finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Skyview (6093) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2007
On tap ar the Happy Gnome in St. Paul, MN. Pours a hazy rusty orange brew with a small off-white head that dissolves to a fair lacing. Aroma has the bourbon/wood scent with hints of Red Delicious apples, caramel and some citrus hops. Taste is medium body, lightly carbonated, smooth and a little syrupy. The hops gives this a dry finish but the bourbon taste sweeten out the hop bite that most IPA contain. It also has a long finish taste. BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 13, 2006
1L Bottle purchased at the brewery. Jackalope on the cover. Oh yeah. Anyways, pours an auburn ruby color with a highly carbonated, sticky retentive head and also fairly retentive lacing. The nose is citrusy and grassy with lots of orange peel and light oak; seems almost like the Hitachino Japanese Classic Ale it has a perfect blend of fresh hop and wood. I like it! The flavor is semi-sweet, balanced and tangy. Not too beefy in the body, which is nice for this style, but has a fresh, almost cask-like hoppiness to it. A bit harder to find of an IPA, but worth it, maybe. I’m not fond of paying $12 for a liter of beer at the actual source.
IndianaRed (4869) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 15, 2006
<!-- B -->Bottle<!-- /B --> Pours a nice deep amber with a lasting off white head. Sturdy, and persistant lacing all the way down the glass. Big full woody, malt aroma and plenty of citrusy hops. Flavor is not as bitter as the aroma led me to gess, but full bodied and hefty. Moderately carbonated and a dry bite at the end. Thanks to <!-- B -->Buck Dich<!-- /B --> for bringing this one back. Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Tap @ Hamiltons. Pours a lightly hazed deep gold with a good size white head that left some nice lacing. Faint nose of dry oak and citrus hops, light bitterness in the finish. BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2007
On tap at the happy gnome. Whoa. Boubon on the nose with some heavy citrus hops. Small off-white head on this hazy orange beer. Long duration on this bourbon flavored beer. The bourbon balances out, even overwhelms the hops. Smooth long bourbon finish. pinkzambia (2051) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 13, 2006
1L Bottle: Clear dark gold with a large off-white head initially. Eventually it goes down to a small head as well as sticky lacing. Wonderful hop aromas of junipers and sweet citrusy notes. The hops taste prevails as well as a small bit of sweetness from the bourbon barrels. Awesome taste. To me, I really like the feel -- full and creamy. Another good brew from Big Sky! Thanks Bück Dich for sharing. Stine (1794) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2007
Tap at the Happy Gnome. Clear shade of rust orange. The barrel is more apparent than the bourbon in the aroma, although the effect of the booze on the clementine hops is sort of interesting. Bourbon flavors of sweetcorn and caramel finished with a peated malt/wet wood taste. Lacks layers of complexity, but makes up for this with simple strangeness.