anders37 (26194) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2010
Draft @ Sheffield’s, Chicago, IL. Pours a golden color with a small off-white head. Has a malty hoppy bitter grapefruit aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter citrus flavor with hints of vanilla and grapefruit. Sweetish malty hoppy finish with hints of vanilla and oak in the aftertaste. madmitch76 (24378) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2012
1st July 2010Travlr (24292) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2013
Hazy gold beer. Little white head. A little orange cream on the nose. Softish palate, a little syrupy and dry. Wonderful hops - orange, pineapple and pine which are all wrapped in a honey sweetness. Finishes soft and dry with bitter marmalade flavours and a pinch of black pepper. A marvellous sweet bitter fruity DIPA. Top drawer!
Draft. Hazy golden yellow, small white head, solid lacing. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon. Taste is mostly bourbon, a bit of vanilla, white wine. I don’t fully understand aging IPAs or DIPAs, but there you go. Koelschtrinker (20223) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 8, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2013 Wenig hopfiger Antrunk, der aber milder und schwerer ausfällt als bei anderen IPAs. Runde Bourbonnoten, etwas Karamell, süßlich. Vanille, sehr süffig, dennoch ist der Alkoholgehalt deutlich erkennbar. Gut. 12/11/10/10/11/10 mcberko (17178) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2013
750mL bottle, pours a hazy golden orange with a small white head. Nose brings out heavy bourbon notes, wood and some resinous hops. Flavour brings out loads of bourbon notes, some sugary notes / residual sugars, subdued resinous hops, and lots of alcohol. The bourbon barrels are done very well, but completely take out the hops - so it doesn’t seem like a IIPA at all. Fairly sugary and boozy, but it’s all in good proportion. Surprisingly good, but I still don’t see the point of barrel aging an IPA.
jtclockwork (16443) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours orange gold with white head. Nose and taste of bourbon, oak, resin, orange peel, caramel malt, sweet bread and grass. Medium body. brokensail (16432) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Bottle from Andy. Thanks! Orange pour with a white head. Interesting nose. The combination of pine, maple, grapefruit, oak, and bourbon clashes somewhat. Sweet caramel and some alcohol. There’s a nice hoppiness to the flavor. Good grapefruit and pine. Light alcohol, sweet maple syrup, vanilla, bourbon, and oak. A touch of grass and bitterness. bhensonb (15088) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Capped 750 from BottleSelect.com. Pours hazy orange/gold with a slight creamy off-white head. Aroma is alcohol and a stone fruit thing. Near full bodied. Flavor is malt, bourbon, stone fruit, bourbon, stone fruit and goes kind of floral in the finish. Moderate heat. Wowser! Ratman197 (14680) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2010
On tap at Avery Strong Ale Fest poured a clear gold with a small lingering off white head. Aromas of lemon, biscuit, orange zest and earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, orange zest, grapefruit and earthiness with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish. djd07 (14366) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Bottle thanks to Jen. Pours a cloudy orange with small frothy white head. The aroma is floral hop and bourbon. Medium mouthfeel with sweet vanilla and light fruity hop with nice lingering sweet finish. Very impressive.