Travlr (24286) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Bottle. Cloudy golden color, small white edge head. Aroma of bitter lemongrass and vanilla, and oddcombo. Taste is sweetened lemondat at first, then butterscotch, then fresh grass, straw, subtle licorice. The oak seems not to do much for the aroma, but it sure makes the flavor interesting! iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 17, 2011
12 oz bottle: sweet, pineapple aroma with hints of wet wood, strawberry and lightly bitter honey. Strong carbonation, lively. Oaky, fruit flavour. Highly drinkable and wonderful session ale. This is my go-to beer when is southwest michigan relaxing on the porch after a wonderful and relaxing day on the beach. Perhaps my high rating is more based on my experience, than the actual beer...but I could drink dozens of these... scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Soft hoppy aroma, lacks oak. Astringent up front, and without apology. Strongly astringent and bitter. Strongly hoppy. SudsMcDuff (8383) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2011
I have always liked the idea of an IPA aged on wood, and this was nice, session all the way .. . pours a deep gold, medium foam .. . light vanilla, light wood, peach, and a touch of spicy yeast .. . easy to put down .. . Nobody likes a know it all who sits around talking about their genitalia. jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Hazy gold with light, white head / Faint citrus nose / Light to medium body, somewhat tart, minimal hop presence, with very bitter finish / Muted flavors of lemon with grapefruit, and dry hop notes, and no significant traces of wood aging / Sort of like a homebrewer’s first try.
jrob21 (3661) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 10, 2011
Bottle from a recent trade. Murky light orange color with a pretty long lasting white head. Aroma is a little muted but definitely some citrus, grapefruit, a little spice and some wood. Flavor is smooth a little sweet and a touch of wood again. Finish is faintly bitter and on the medium side of the duration spectrum. Some alcohol on the flavor makes that a little off and then some band aidish sort of aromas are kicking around there for me too. The treatment here has muted the hops but in a subtle and complementary way. shrubber85 (11324) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Bottle. Grapefruit peel, pine, and wood aroma. Hazy golden yellow color with small head. Sweet orange/apple flavor initially with a strong pine and citrus peel finish. Very nice. esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2010
Golden yellow with a milky white embryonic fluid and an active macro-esque off-white head. Aroma of citrus, fruit, breadiness, oak and some toasted malt. Taste of oak, toasted malt, floral and citrus hops. Moderately thin and a touch dry, finishes peppery and remotely bitter. sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - NOV 9, 2010
sample at round barn. very hoppy, light yellow hue. Poured out, not my style. Tasted oak which is strange for an IPA. sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 20, 2010
Tasted 8/20/10. 12oz bottle. Relatively clear and filtered. Moldy off-white head. Aromas of flat lemon lime soda and subtle woody vanilla notes. Medium to full bodied with a rather good melding of flavors. The mild and chalky candy citrus hops mix well with the oaky vanilla creaminess. Throw in a bright splash of crisp effervescence and you got yourself quite a nice surprise! Neither the hops nor the wood overwhelms the palate, but instead they are well blended and very complimentary. Well done!