Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2010
The hoppy aroma of a true IPA with citrus notes, especially compared to the Twigs and Berries. The appearance of a standard copper colored IPA with a small white head. The flavor of straight but smooth bitter hops with a nice medium body and citrus bitterness lingering on the palate. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2010
12 oz bottle shared by Kan. Thanks! Pours a glowing golden pour, well murked, with a frothy offwhite head that laces ok, rings. Nice color. Aromas are oaky, vanilla and great florals, citrusy hops, wet oak, toffee and caramel, biscuits and bread. Initial is medium bodied, rich vanilla oak, wet wood, sweet biscuity malts, caramel, toffee, bread. Good florals, moderate bitterness, a touch of prickly hops, dry and floral, lingering sweet toffee and biscuits. The oak gives a bit of fullness, perhaps from the wet wood and sweeter vanilla tannins pairing with a sweet biscuit and toffee sweetness, bready and pale malts with a nice diverse hopping of citrusy fruits lemon and grapefruit, florals, and grass. Wet oak and vanilla. Sticky. Sweet. Nice, but the cedar is better, for sure. Hops died out a bit. Tasty, but the Cedar rues the daay.. And the base beer definitely isn’t my favorite IPA.. Still, a solid IPAa treated well. Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2010
Courtesy of northernbrews. Murky orange, frothy head, great lacing. Aroma has big woody character up front, big tropical fruits, slight alcohol. Flavor much the same, tropical fruit up front, some residuel sweetness through the middle, woody dryness in the finish. Oily/slick mouthfeel. Wood character a tad much at times, other than that pretty nice. SrSilliGose (3330) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 16, 2010
Bootle from paleslu. Jkjkjk. Thanks. Shared with ky’s goofball familý. Aroma of bright white wine grapes, spritzy grapefruit and orangepeel and minty freshness. Nice. Taste is. Bready grapefruit and oaky caramel melons. Aroma better than flavor, but still a good beer. Leaves a pleasant burnt toasted grapefruit rind note on the pallate. Nice enough! phaleslu (10126) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2010
12 oz. bottle from either Maltzilla or smith4498- thanks again, guys! Pours a semi-cloudy orange-gold color with an inch thick eggshell white head. Aroma of fresh cut oak, white grapes, orange citrus, floral hops, and something reminiscent of peppers. Flavor of oak, grapes, floral and leafy hops, grapefruit, and caramel malts. Light-bodied, with a bitter, leafy mouthfeel and lingering bitter citrusy finish. Cool take on their flagship IPA.
emacgee (4674) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2010
Pours a soft hazy gold with one finger of creamy white head. Nose is citrusy and spicy. Hints of pink grapefruit zest and flesh with a mild oak character. Flavor is very citrusy, definitely tangarine and mandarin orange with some spruce and spice from the oak. Palate has a medium body and mild citrus rind bitterness. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 10, 2010
12 oz bottle, received from 50belair, thanks, served in my GI IPA Tulip: Coppery golden hue with a fluffy head and good lace. The aroma has notes of citric, catty, dank hops, biscuity and caramel malts, clean oak vapours, some pepper and clove with a minerally earthy tone. The taste has a controlled bitterness and tropical fruity overtone with layers of malts in support. The finish displays some hop spice character as well as mild tannic oak and some earthy qualities. The mouth feel is sprite and lively with a bit of a metallic and tannic finish. Overall a darn solid IPA but it did not knock my socks off. Methinks the oak treatment may have taken the edge off the brew, almost seemed a tad restrained. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2011
12oz bottle. Poured clear light-medium orange with a fluffy cap of off-white head.. nice lacing on the edges. The aroma picked up a whole helluva lot of spicy oak that partially complemented and partially obscured the floral and citrusy hops.. fairly sweet.. odd, but I dug it. The flavor opened with softer caramel and mapley malts, not the oak or bitterness I expected, but those jumped in shortly afterward.. again a hair too much impression from the oak, but not necessarily unenjoyable.. citrus, pine resin, and floral hoppage gave a nice bitter kick.. warm on the finish with lots of hops and lots of wood. Medium-bodied and well-carbonated on the palate.. I enjoyed it. mpersinger (365) - , California, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Another offering secured by kmweaver: Pungent tropical aromas. Intense coconut oil flavor (idiosyncratic hop variety and/or fresh oak barrel character?).A lot of residual malt sugar but alcohol presence cuts it well to make it work. GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours burnt orange with a small white head even with an aggressive pour. Aromas of oak and hops. Flavors of citrus intermingled with vanilla. Finishes clean. Overall a very good IPA.