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... AdamBeer1 (353) - Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2014
This is an amazing treatment if jai alai, I prefer this over white oak and the original. The cedar ads a complex after taste and a dryness I enjoy very much. If you can get this within 2/3 weeks of canning/bottling I dare to say stack this up with a hopslam or heady and it would be an close call. Regardless, I recommend this treatment if you can get it fresh.
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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
Strife21 (338) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Pours hazy glowing copper with a finger of white head that quickly dissipates and laces glass.
Smell is pine, lemon, orange, tobacco and cedar.
Taste is bitter hops, cedar, tobacco and grapefruit
Medium body, medium carbonation
This is so unique and different I love it. koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2010
Appearance: Fairly clear orange sunburst with honey folds and a 3 finger off white crown that shows lots of lace and retention.
Smell: Loads of character here. Good floral and herbal hop notes crash into a sophisticated and sexy cedar chip humidor like quality. Tobacco comes to mind but only associatively, it is the cedar chips triggering that more than anything.
Taste: Not as pungent as the nose, but again a seemless blend of hops and cedar. I’m really impressed by the combination.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and well carbonated. A touch too crisp for my liking.
Drinkability: Nice flavor profile, crisp mouthfeel, and an abv below 8% makes this brew score well in the drinkability department.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-21-2009 jrmac (335) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Pours a orange amber with huge fluffy white head. Nose is subtle cedar. Also citrus and pine cone. Taste is smooth with hints of cedar. Nice hop Notes and malty on the finish. Great beer! hollardustin (330) - Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Pours dark amber with big frothy white head. Aroma is cedar, citrus hops, peaches, and smoke. Taste is citrus, grapefruit, black pepper, and a smokey cedar bite. Amazing IPA. Maltajo (330) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 25, 2009
750 ml bottle. Thanks DChmela!
Rich coppery pour with a nice lacie head. Citrus Pine nuts dark malts. Flowery finish.