jgentgesdo (694) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle from Springfield friend. Pours a beautiful clear golden, like filtered wildflower honey. Nose is complicated and great. Grapefruit and floral hops, some rosemary, elderflower. Sweet honey, caramel, vanilla. Segues rapidly to the strongly biting, bitter hops notes. Creamy, very slightly chalky mouthfeel. I would like to drink this...lots. EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - AUG 11, 2014
The beer pours a hazy golden color with a minimal white head that is just some bubbles and a ring on top of the liquid. The aroma blends lots of diacetyl, resin and floral hops, citrus (more orange than lemon), and a hint of oak; the taste is mildly bitter, mildly sweet, and a touch sour, and the mouthfeel fuses a medium body, oily texture, soft (if not nearly flat) carbonation, and a slightly bitter finish. 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
Dogbrick (13398) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2014
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
Clear dark gold color with a thick foamy white head that recedes gradually to a dense film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, citrus and malt. Medium to full body with flavors of resiny hops, grapefruit, malt and subtle oak. The finish is moderately bitter with a lingering citrusy hops aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
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.
jandd1983 (4446) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - AUG 17, 2014
It poured an orange color with a white head. The aroma was of citrus hops with lots of woodsy notes. The taste was a nice kick of hops with some woodsy malts. This beer is delicious. Great job! csaso (2320) - Missouri, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle - big foamy head, clear light gold color, big citrus and pine aroma and flavor, mildly sweet malt backbone, not picking up much of the oak aging at all to be honest, maybe it will come through more as it warms up a little - still a very good beer overall though
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone phaleslu (10462) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2014
22 oz. bottle from foppa78- thanks again, Mat! Pours a clear gold on the deeper side of the spectrum with a finger of off-white head that settles into a thickish film and totally laces the glass, all the way down. Aroma of caramel, oak, sweet citrus, pineapple, mango, pine, vanilla, and sweet cereal. Flavor of caramel, pine resin, tropical fruits (pineapple, mango, papaya), oak, tea, and vanilla. Medium-full bodied, with a sweet, malty, resinous mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Coats the palate. Very sweet. jkwood04 (5452) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 18, 2014
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours golden/amber with an off-white head. Aroma of citrusy and lightly fruity hops, some pale and caramel malts, maybe? some hints of oak, and light dough. Flavor the same with the oak not really present and the hops not as strong as on the aroma. Average to smoother texture. An interesting beer, but could be done a little better, and a little too sweet for my preference. bytemesis (8808) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle. Crystal clear orange, large puffy off-white head, dissipates slowly with nice lacing. Aroma is a bit perfume, citrus, pine, some dankness. Flavor is subdued, citrus and pine, aged hops, caramel, medium sweet and light plus bitter. A bit boozy. Lightish body, hot and a bit harsh on the finish. Interesting take.