revolution2718 (379) - New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2014
UPDATED: APR 24, 2014 Pours somewhat hazy dark golden with half finger of wispy head. Nose is lots of grapefruit, floral hops, cedar, I totally get the humidor Spanish cedar cigar box note. Taste starts off with grapefruit and citrus, then I get a ton of cedar and wood, then we get that bitter grapefruit peel and woody cigar box on the finish, also I get cinnamon and more cedar in the aftertaste. Balanced between the bitter grapefruit peel and he sweetness of the fruit, and a lot of cedar and wood smoothing it out. Very cool take on an ipa. Sweetens and fruiter as it warms.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2009
Man, this is a delicious IPA, not terribly heavy on the bitterness, but all kinds of delicious citrus flavors from late-boil hops make for a wonderful aroma and a better flavor. LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - SEP 13, 2011
Bottle big thanks to Jason. Pour is a very slightly cloudy orange copper, with a nice white head and great lacing. Aroma is very interesting: Smokey ceder dominates, but there is a nice level of pine and citrus hops, plus a bit of honey sweetness, that really balance things out. Taste is BIG ceder, a touch of smoke, pine resin, mango and citrus hops, and just a hair of malt sweetness. Finishes fairly dry and with lingering bitterness. Slight alcohol warmth. I was not sure of this beer at first sip but as it warms and the smokey ceder is becoming muddled I am really enjoying its complexity. THANKS! madsenbryg (371) - Holstebro, DENMARK - APR 17, 2011
Humle, korn, halm, græs, grape, fyrrenål,træ, cigarkassetræ (cedertræ), rødlig, uklar, skum luftig og lang, sød og godt bitter, cremet og livlig.
Dejlig øl jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Got in a trade from Markwise. I get what some say about ammonia. But that’s a harsh word to say seeing how ammonia is horrible to smell. But I do get this fruity (ripe fruit) smell with something that has to be the cedar. I’d say it smells like nuts...raw nuts. I get the ammonia thing. The only reason why I agree slightly with that is because I’ve made lobster stock plenty of times in my day and when you do, you get this strange ammonia aroma when straining...but not a horrible thing just natural.
The appearance is wonderful. Hazy gold with a head that stays around.
It tastes really balanced. It has so many qualities and not a one that dominates. This is the first brew where I get a slight soapiness yet it’s perfect. It ends with a lingering bitterness and after you sit for a few minutes it the remainder of sweetness. I can’t say it’s my favorite but it is delicious.
BrianDorry55 (361) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2009
750ml bottle from Knightly Spirits...Pours an awesome red/tan with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is great, hops and caramel malts. Flavor is grapefruit, pinenuts, definately taste the cedar...nice bitter hop bite. Medium, sticky mouthfeel. This is a great beer...love it... kennydiaz (358) - Manahawkin, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2011
Pours a nice cloudy copper color with a nice froathy head. Has a strong cedar taste with floral hop overtures. Finishes with a slight smokey after taste. IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Definitely get the fresh hop aroma even though this beer has been aged. Aroma is fresh hop and cedar, strong cedar, but not overpowering. Peppery. It seems cedar would be a great accompaniment to any summer ale. Pours cloudy, golden orange and takes a second or two to settle. This got me excited. I hate IPA’s that are clear. White head. Lots of spicy and cedar notes. Some sweetness but not a whole lot. You can tell this one has the soul of an IPA but the cedar expands the palate and weaves in beautifully. Although, almost technically perfect it lacks special something to make me want to drink it daily. Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2010
On tap @ Mr. Beery’s in Sarasota: Pours a deep copper orange with a medium frothy off-white head that has excellent lacing throughout. Hoppy aroma is citrusy with hints of cedar. Smooth creamy texture sets up an excellent flavor of mild bitterness of citrus with the highlight being the cedar notes that linger from start to finish. An excellent twist on barrel aging! raradel (343) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Incredible IPA. Great nose with a little cedar funk on the nose and back to the aftertaste. Very silky mouth feel. Interesting taste that is not over hopped but has a great presence. Very nice