SHIG (5265) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 8, 2018
Bottle: Poured an orange with a bubble white. A fight between oak and hops. Taste is citrus hops with a coconut vanilla finish jgb9348 (6640) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2017
Rich copper and bronze coloured body with a honey glow and a thick, three centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of very nice bourbon and oaky scents along with a ton of alcohol, some pungent hops and a dose of sugars noticeable - very strong, but very nice and incredibly complex. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong rich hoppy and bitter flavours at first with flowers and some pine and then showing a bite of alcohol and a lot of the bourbon and oaky barrels along with some sweetness, honey and a bitter resin flavour. Aftertaste shows a great complexity with the oak and bourbon flavours the strongest with some malt, yeast, pungent hops and a surprisingly sweet finish, but incredibly complex throughout. Overall, a very nice beer that shows a lot of hops, a lot of bitternes, good oak and a nice complexity throughout. Great to sample if you can find this one, and even aging it a while would probably lead to some good results as well, given the hops were still noticeable! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Grape Vine in Sterling Heights, Michigan on 09-December-2016 for US$4,99 sampled at home in Washington on 08-May-2017. blueshockey24 (681) - Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2017
Bottle. Pours hazy apricot with white head. Aroma is hoppy bourbon. Taste is sweet piney fruity and bourbon with a bourbon sweet apricot finish. Pretty good. justkoehn (175) - Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2016
Strong lacing with medium head. Cloudy yellow color. Strong hoppy aroma with hints of sweet bourbon. Very strong bourbon finish.
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Hazy, medium gold color. Dank, sticky hops. The bourbon is barely noticeable at first--I mostly pick up oak. Then, the bourbon dominates more as I get nearer the bottom of the glass, but not boozy. Nice sipper.
katrinaez (2404) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2016
Nice even ipa. Hops are strong, never would have thought dipa. The bourbon is light. Medium yellow color. Mouth is medium. Nice and easy to drink. The abv is a surprise and could get you in trouble. Tap at brewery. MrBunn (2868) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Bottle. Pours a very lightly hazed orange with aromas of citrus and barrel, but the barrel and booze comes through much more clearly in the flavor and dominates much of the palate. Some sugary malt peeks through at a few points as well as a tad bit of hops. It’s ok. Sammy (13105) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2016
Big somewhat boozy DIPA, but good drinkability given these rules. Fresh bottle from Holiday Market, Royal Oak. Lots of hop flavour, bourbon giving it more booziness character. b3shine (9334) - Indiana, USA - JUL 22, 2016
Draft to taster at Odd Side. Looks good; a mostly transparent golden orange with foamy white head. Smells of citrusy hops alongside notes of oak and vanilla with a big bittersweet backbone. Tastes like it smells with a fairly bitter medium-full to full-bodied mouthfeel. A bit of heat on the back end, but not aversively so. Enjoyable. Mark_Eck (1998) - - JUL 6, 2016
Bottle. Pours a hazy orangish color. Aroma and taste are bitter tropical fruits, oak, and some bourbon.