Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Poured from a bottle into a fluted snifter. Dark amber appearance with a medium white head that laces a bit. Smells sweet from the oak and malt with a hoppy back bone. Taste is huge citrusy hops followed by a sweet caramel finish. Some oak in the back finish. oak definitely mellowed this beer out in a good way. Jrwhitney6 (509) - - MAY 3, 2013
Pours a very attractive amber / bourbon color. Nose reveals complexity: smelled like a faint bourbon, oak, and some raisins - you can tell this is not an "easy drinking" beer. Taste follows the nose - definitely some bourbon notes, with bitter hops and oak. Good - but not an every day kind of beer.
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Nice but subtle flavors. Not very aggressively hopped for a double IPA. No head retention, very light oak flavor, you have to look for it to know it’s there. Art (3220) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2013
On tap at Beermuda. Pours a copper orange color with a thin white head. Lacing all the way down the glass. Hoppy aroma. Balanced taste.
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Scotch-like aroma and dark pour leads to complex taste and warming mouthfeel.
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Drchesteradk (22) - Albany, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Really delicious aroma nice color good head. Really nice oaky flavor a little sweet on the palate. Nice hop slightly bitter finish.
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Pours with little to no head, very minimal lacing. Honey and raisin bouquet, the oak overpowers anything else. I have had much better oak aged IPA's.
-To IPA is to be. ration (2272) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2013 Original rating 4.12.2009 at ravintola Esplanadi, Tampere. Pours strong hops, citrus. Slight hints of vanilla. Well balanced. Awesome all the way. Not Bad. Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3/1/2013. DIPA? Much closer to Barley Wine. Pours orange-green with a thin white head. Aroma is very malty; caramel, fruit, grapes, earth, wood. Taste is fruity, dark fruits, vanilla, caramel, vanilla, a hint of smoke. Little lacing. Mouth feel is chewy. Really fruity and malty; the hops is not the star here but still well-balanced. I really enjoyed this. Dwalsh1542 (24) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Sweet, hoppy nose. Pours a deep Carmel color. Head fades quickly. Bitter but nicely balanced with sweet woodsy flavor. Interesting!