badgerben (5045) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Minnesota Winterfest 2013. Copper color with a small head. Strong pine and citrus aroma. Piney flavor, but oddly a fair whack of tobbacco. Power of suggestion from the name?
ryanfolty (2522) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Winterfest 2013. Light brown pour with some head. The hops and wood did not mix well for me, didn’t really enjoy this one.
BVery (10124) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Winterfest 2013. Orange pour with a moderate white head. Grapefruit hops and cedar on the aroma and taste. Solid!
valpoaj (742) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample FOBAB ’12 - Pour is orange/gold with a medium whitish head. Aroma is mildly hopped and has a significant smoke/wood facet - interesting, if not my standard cup of tea. Flavor is similarly heavy on the smoke notes, some piney hops, considerable wood backing. Average palate - maybe a bit thin for what I like to see in a DIPA, but not the point of degrading from the overall impression.
deyholla (11021) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from the tap at FOBAB 2012. Pours a clear orange amber with a near white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of sweet grains with just a bit of hoppiness and a backing cedar note. Flavor starts similarly with sweet grains that last throughout with a bit of pine hops and a cedar finish.