jahshuwuh (567) - USA - AUG 6, 2014
A clear golden color and a smattering of bubbly white head. Smells of mango, pear, oak, dank hops, green onion, alcohol. A strong bitter bite and a rush of sweetness with more of the mango, pear, citrus, pine. Some oak tones, and leftover hop bitterness on the tongue. Medium mouthfeel, and carbonation, slightly dry. Not bad, some interesting fruit tones, the oak flavors could be better.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jeremyh70 (1103) - Missouri, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Pours a clear amber with a two finger off white head that sustains well and settles to a film, leaving good lacing. Aroma is interesting with requisite citrus and mild tropical fruit, some biscuit malt, slight sweet oak, onions and chives and what comes across to me, interestingly enough, as cabbage. The taste has plenty of hop flavor and dankness with chives upfront, along with the citrus and citrus rind. The oak flavor comes midway through with a little sweetness, a bit of earthiness, mild herbal and grassy bitter and only the slightest hint of alcohol. Finishes mostly dry. Mouthfeel is semi creamy and medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Well blended flavors that are interesting. I’m not a big fan of oaked IPAs but this was good. M82 (469) - Kansas, USA - SEP 29, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2014 Glad to see this in bombers, everything I remembered from the fest, a vibrant clear amber body with a fairly resiliant, tightly structured off white head, a very enjoyable balance of smooth, slightly creamy texture from oak aging with a solid layer of fresh, bright citra hops, well controlled bitterness, served at 45-55° into Orrefors Pulse Beer glass
On tap from Mothers’ tent at KC Beer Fest 2013; vibrant sunny body with white head offering a huge, bright citrus punch on the nose followed by a hefty dose of citrus on a silky medium body with well restrained bitterness for the style; high on the flavor hop characteristics while also utilizing the positive textural effects of oak aging