RATINGS: 292   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Editor's Note: Formerly Woodstock IPA, now known as Oak-Aged IPA.

Woodstock IPA is an authentic wood-conditioned India Pale Ale with the distinctive flavor of the British Empire’s original. Traditional IPAs were distinguished by rich hops, which were generously added to preserve the beer during its long overseas voyage between England and India. They were also characterized by striking oak flavor, as the beer made its journey in wooden barrels. Woodstock IPA matures in oak and is dry-hopped during the aging process to bring you the classic style.
Specs: Original Gravity 15.5, Specific Gravity 1062, Hop Bitterness 45 IBU

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Troobie99 (60) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 10, 2002
’Matures in oak’ is a bit misleading--oak chips are added during maturation in the usual stainless tanks. Not as romantic, but the flavor’s still there. It’s the most interesting thing about this beer. It imparts a resinous bitter flavor. Interestingly, that same resinous quality offsets the hop flavor somewhat. The effect is like a near-miss art-house film: you appreciate it intellectually, but you don’t really ENJOY it. It’s a gorgeous beer, but as with all the brewery’s beers, hyper-filtration removes a lot of body. In an IPA, you miss that body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Portland Brewing Company, Inc. Woodstock IPA 1998 12 oz. Yes 6.30% 3.75 / 5.0 IPA Nice Oak flavor. Light, but hoppy. Clear light amber color. Oak bite is distinctive and colors body to the finish. Malt is flavorful but easy. Finish a little harsh. 10/29/1998 Portland Brewing Company, Inc. Woodstock IPA India Pale Ale 1999 12 oz. Yes 6.30% 4.25 / 5.0 IPA Clear bright golden red color. Aromatic spicy floral hop front carries over into zesty balanced sweet lightly toasted caramel crystal malt body. Slightly thin and no oak. Hoppy spicy finish. 7/20/1999 Portland Brewing Company, Inc. Woodstock IPA--India Pale Ale 2000a 12 oz. Yes 6.00% 4.0 / 5.0 IPA Clear copper amber color. Floral hop front blends into lightly toasted unique smoky malty body. Big lacy head. Minimal Oak character. Balanced easy hop finish. Nice but missing intensity. 6/24/2000 Portland Brewing Company, Inc. Woodstock IPA--India Pale Ale--Black 2000b 12 oz. Yes 6.00% 4.0 / 5.0 IPA Clear rich light amber golden color.Mellow floral hop mild IPA front hints of smoky oak.Rich caramel pale mildly doughy malt body with light sweet buttery texture.Mild sweet hop end.Balanced.Malt #1. 11/27/2000

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 24, 2009
Pours amber and hazy with a white head. Smells of sweet caramel, citrus, oaky. Tastes dry and uninspired with a sweet citrussy finish and lots of bitterness hanging around.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2008
Bottle. Poured a hazy brown body with thin head. Aroma is hops, some wood. Flavor is malty, lightly bitter hoppiness and some oak. Odd bitterness to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 28, 2007
12 oz. bottle pours an amber colored fluid with a slight white head. Smell is woody, with smoked malts, and a subtle hop aroma. Medium bodied with a rich, creamy mouthfeel. Taste has a strong malt presence followed by a tasty hop bitterness. A unique taste here, definately not your typical West Coast IPA. nov 2004.... 2007 update : with all the barrel aged beers nowdays, how come there’s not more aged IPA or DIPA’s out there? Because this beer wasn’t a huge success doesn’t mean the style is not suited to aging, does it ?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RSRIZZO (1984) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2007
Had this beer on 3/20/1999 when it was known as Woodstock IPA. Color is a deep gold with a touch of brown, carbonation is good but head seems a bit thin. Aroma is a lightly sweet malt scent. Taste is very oakey, reminds me of Jack Daniel’s. It starts with a medium body as it goes down and oak taste begins. The finish begins with the oak flavor taking on a sharpness and some mild bitterness comes through. Overall the oak makes for a little too sharp of a bite for me but I think this is what they wanted it to be like. It’s probably a good beer for when you feel like having a Whiskey but don’t want to drink hard alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2007
An enjoyable IPA with a good character, although for me not one that stands out in any way either. If I could buy this beer regularly, I might drink it occasionally as a table beer but do not consider it one to seek out as a special one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (25814) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2007
Bottle @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Sweet malty slightly hoppy aroma. Sweet malty hoppy flavor with some oak hints and hints of grapefruit. Sweet malty finish with a hoppy bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (8484) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2007
(Bottle, Oliver Twist, Stockholm) Amber colour with brief white head. Fruity, hoppy nose with notes of rubber, oak and dried fruit. Fruity taste with balanced notes of hops, dried fruit, wood, vanilla and rubber. Rather sweet. Tasty and nice, well balanced. But can’t help feeling something is missing (some dry hopping?).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - FEB 19, 2007
Poured a clear copper color with a small head that dissapated to a thin cap. The nose was of orange and grapefruit meat along with some grassy notes. The taste started with a nice balance of light malt, yeasty fruit, and citrusy/sprucy hops. Notes of oak, vanilla, toasty breads and caramel malts appear in the end; followed by a solid bitterness in the finish that rise up to leave it dry and refreshing. This isn’t a text book IPA, but it is really good, reasonably complex, and very easy to drink. You can’t ask for more than that... can you?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
keepersj12 (3091) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2007
A cloudy copper color with an off white head that laces nicely. A kind of citrus like aroma. Dry taste with a hint of citrus, lemon I think. Pretty good.

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