Alphadelic (2249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 24, 2011
My first oaked IPA - Deliciously clear and chestnutty with an amazing foamy egg-white head. The nose is piney hops and a roasty malt profile; it’s mellow but aromatic. In the mouth the hops hit first with some bitterness and tangy resinous notes but then a flood of sweet vanilla meringue sugariness down to a woody depth in the throat. This is a phenomenal beer. It really is. Drinkable and moreish. I will definitely be buying plenty of this whenever I can get my hand on it. That1Guy (2237) - Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2011
Red-orange pour with a little stickiness. Nose full of citrus hops and oak, plus maybe some vanilla. Flavor is similar but less captivating than the nose. Incredibly smooth, with a medium mouth-feel. Still excellent. RedSox2004 (1970) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUN 24, 2011
Dark amber, almost brown, with an off-white head that left little lacing. Malt aroma up front accompanied by the expected oak and only a hint of grassy hops. Sweet caramel malt and vanilla flavors, with less than expected bitterness to offset them. Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a sweetness in the finish that was not very pleasant. RSRIZZO (2030) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2011
12oz bottle poured into a Shaker at 46°. Color is a deep golden with good carbonation and a small tight head. Aroma of fresh hops, malt and a touch of pine. Medium body that gives a rich smooth mouth feel. Flavor comes in sweet letting the malt show first then the hops jump in with a big pine, citrus and a mild bitterness. After taste slightly dry as the citrus and pine hang and a faint oak taste shows. Overall its a very good brew just a little heavy on the citrus and the oak doesn’t come out enough. beersearcher (2383) - Glendale, California, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Not super impressed by this one. GD IPA’s are hit and miss for me. Not getting the pine and citrus. Heavier on the vanilla and oak notes. Pours a brown orange. Aroma is pretty muted.
cubs (10714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Bottle @ home. Burnt orange appearance with a white head. Lightly woody, earthy, slightly piney, light grapefruity nose. Woody, earthy, slightly piney, fairly malty flavor. The wood aging milds the brew somewhat. Pretty good. Marheb (6193) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 18, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2011 Magnifique couleur orange limpide avec une tête épaisse qui disparait peu à peu. La vanille et un bouquet sobre d’amertume en arôme, léger mais bien balancé avec la robustesse du chêne. Au goût on se retrouve avec une version moins riche de la ’’Burton Baton’’, plus mince en bouche et moins amère. La vanille est définitivement puissante. Efficace. anders37 (26987) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2011
Draft @ SBWF 2010. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty grapefruit hoppy aroma with hints of caramel. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish. ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2011
Glowing, pale orange color with a thin, off-white head. Aroma is strong with an almost syrupy hop quality, what you’d expect from a double IPA. Very smooth in the mouth and on the palate, with only a very subtle oak character. A little grainy in the finish. A really enjoyable beer, not a show-off... humbly delicious. Great job! beerbastard (844) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2011
Clear beige orange. Woody pine like nose. Oak and hop bitterness overpower any malt character. It has a dry oak astringent finish, too much. Rumble lacks the maltyness I’m looking for.