RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 202   ABV: 6.75%
A fresh twist on IPA! We finish our beer with oak to give it a complimentary background to its hop-forward bitterness and citrus tones. Aroma is full of citrus fruit characteristic from dry hopping with Cascade hops. Some subtle wood notes of cinnamon and honey. Flavor is clean and intensely hoppy. Balance favors hop bitterness. Finish is malty and accented by subtle wood flavors.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
njager246 (699) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Lots of oak aroma... very similar taste oak dominates a little much, but not bad overall!

TheBeerGod (6261) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2016
Bottle courtesy of my friend Lance. Thanks! Golden amber with a tall, frothy and foamy white head. Aroma is woody and fruity with softer floral notes behind it. Taste is wood, floral hops, big fruit notes (tropical and citrus fruit with a hint of cherry) and toasted malt. Body is medium with a moderate bubbly carbonation. Finishes with big wood notes, strong fruity hops, soft malt and light hop resins.

Strangebrewer (1343) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2016
bottle. Poured hazy amber with a creamy beige head. Aroma of citrusy cascade hops. Medium body, slightly oily mouthfeel with a tart finish. Flavour of caramel malt, orange zest, vanilla with piney hops.

hopscotch (11236) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2015
Bottle... Pours hazy and golden with a huge, rocky, white head that has great staying power. The aroma is soapy with a fruity note of pear, mildly spicy hops, and a nuance of white oak. Medium to full-bodied with tingly carbonation. Tastes better than it smells. Trends bitter, but not by much. Excellent balance overall. Full flavored, but not rough around the edges. Nice toasty malts, but still hop and yeast-driven.

patrick767 (4171) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 7, 2015
bottle - Copper pour, smells of oak and citrus hops. It has an oak forward flavor with moderate to strong bitterness and some citrus character. It’s pretty good though in this case I’m not sure the oak is my favorite flavor addition.

Ahuth (665) - Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Bottled. Has a citrus taste. The beer finishes off with a bold piney hops. Has a grassy woody after taste. Light IPA.

BeerBunker (966) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2015
12oz bottle. Pours orange with a foamy white head. Aroma is of wood, hops, and caramel. But mostly wood. Taste is of wood, lots of wood. There is also a slight caramel character. The hop flavor is buried beneath the wood, and comes out more on the finish. Lingering taste of juicy hops. It’s not bad, but it’s nothing special.

BigBeer45 (1562) - Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Sampled from a bottle, this ale had a dark orange hazy pour and presented a huge white head that was rocky and had some hills here and there, that was from too much carbonation, the nose had aromas of light toasted malt with floral and grass hops, some orange and lemon fruit, wood notes, faint bread, and a little bread and fruit sweetness, it had flavors of light toasted malt with citrus hops, some light orange fruit, and a little sweetness, the finish had a light hop bitterness and a good bit of carbonation that gave a bite on the tongue, there was a little off-ness in the flavor and this beer could have been infected or the over carbonation gave this beer a bite that was unflattering or both, the mouth feel was light and very fizzy, it had lots of carbonation that was a bit much, unfortunately, this beer suffers from too much carbonation and was not enjoyed, I had a little trouble finishing this beer, I will try a bottle at a latter date to see if it brewed properly.

CpyNPrnT (640) - Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Aroma of oak and hops, taste is hoppy, oak, citrus, malty, a decent beer. worth a try.

574deadzone (1419) - North Central, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Pours a hazy darker gold with a booming eggshell head that mercifully settles down eventually and leaves some soapy, foamy lace. Nose involves toasted oak, vanilla, butter, some spice, but like pie spices, not hop spices, perhaps some overripe fruit, some dusty stuff. Fairly sweet, fairly more bitter. Medium toward full bodied, somewhat oily and slippery, fair action, finishing dry and toasty. Not a bad brew, though the buttery-ness bothers me. I get it, but I don’t like it. I’ve had other oaked IPAs I enjoyed more. This to me is more oak beer than hop beer.

mallons72 (208) - livonia, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Too bad this beer missed it with the carbonation. Great oak flavor, but goes away bubbling in my mouth.

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