RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
F.U.N. Series - 001, 005 and 010
Merlot Barrel Aged DIPA. Sexy and smooth with legs for days, Bodacious is sure to arouse curiosity. After aging in barrels for several months, the hop aroma recedes slightly, giving way to a rich, velvety malt backbone combined with oak flavors from the barrel. Finally, upon swallowing, a delicate, lingering bitterness remains on the tongue. So enjoy this limited release in a group or in private...

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaltOMeal (1094) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2012
bomber. The only think I didnt like about this product was the hefty sticker price. Ouch! Pours a dark amber w/ a reddish tint. Nose is vinous and oak. Taste is of red wine, citrus and some sweet malt. A different combination, but very tasty! Mouhthfeel is smooth and bitter, but not the powerful bite of some other IIPAs. Typically, I dont care for oak-aged IPAs, but i do like this one, probably because of the wine barrel flavor working so well with this IIPAs base beer. Good brew, but the price is too high, IMO.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (2051) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2015
Generous extra from cloaked-thanks! Slightly cloudy magenta tinged orange. Nose of caramel malts, light red wine. Full bodied, caramel malts, red wine and oak barrel. This worked for me and much better than I expected. Batch 10 edition (2014) enjoyed April 2015.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11971) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
Bottle at the brewery. Tannins kick up the taste profile. Big lasting head. Vg drinkability.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (24004) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Draft. Clear reddish amber color, off white head. Aroma has port wine, tannins, light fruit. Taste starts with sweet malt, dark fruit, pine. Exceeded my expectations.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (3205) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2014
I generally prefer to overwhelm my senses with darker, maltier fare but this is the sort of DIPA that keeps tempting me to the, uh, "Light Side". Great balance and interesting vinous notes from the wine barrel aging.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beastmaster (381) - Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle as 010 bodacious. Big frothy 2 finger head pour. Amber orange color. Aroma of red wine? Really didnt expect that immediately, but it was aged in red wine barrels. Rosey flora smell, malty, and some light hopy notes. Brilliant move with the red wine barrels No bitterness. Medium body. Way too drinkable for a double IPA. This can go down quick. This is a wine drinkers IPA. Clever beer. Big fan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (8125) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy reddish amber, medium puffy beige head, dissipates slowly with nice lacing. Aroma is caramel, some oak, cardboard, and bit of vinous. Flavor is medium sweet, medium bitter, oaky, piney, vinous. A bit harsh and biting. Medium body. Somewhat hot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lownote (584) - Austin, Alabama, USA - AUG 21, 2014
In stemware from tap. Pours a nice brown red with just a bit of head. Faint sweet aroma. Mouth feel is very light with some refreshing carbonation. Taste is hoppy and sweet in equal combinations but neither is too intense. The merlot cask really comes through. A yummy DIPA that doesnt beat you over the head!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (5437) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle courtesy of one of the fine members of the Tampa Crew. Pours a hazy amber with a white head. Nose is big citrus, some caramel, noticeable vinous character with oak and wine with hints of apricot. Flavor starts off with caramel and assertive citrus hops then fading to reveal vinous oak and red wine, finishing of somewhat dry with the wine lingering. Medium in body and an interesting combination of flavors overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcartamdg (3370) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Pours an amber orange with a thick white head. Aroma of red wine and loads of malt. Taste is bitter, hoppy, loads of red wine. This is weird in an interesting way. Glad to have tried it but not something Id go back to

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (24293) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
24th June 2014
Tasting at Bruces pad. Thanks to Colin. Hazy amber beer, small pale cream coloured head. Palate is crisp and light. Food fine carbonation. Light malt. Whisper of vanilla. Light marmalade. Little hop and wood bitterness. Light red wine tang. Light bitter finish. Nice combo of marmalade and red wine. Tasty beer but really wants some dry hopping to bring the dipa character back. Hides the abv well.

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