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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Oak-aged IPA produced in our Foudres

Complex aromas of oak, honeyed malt sweetness, and piney citrus hops, leads to a full hoppy middle and a finish that’s crisp, oaky and pleasantly lingering. Why, oh why did we resist the subtle allure of IPA so long?

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MAFountain (19) - Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA - MAR 5, 2012
12 oz bottle to a Duvel tulip. Aroma of orange, citrus, faint oak. Medium-bodied for the style, not overly astringent, low carbonation. Some lacing, with an off white head. Orange, cloudy body. It’s a tasty offering.


3.4
alexsdad06 (10387) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2016
Bottle picked up locally from notes. Pours a clear orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, honey, caramel, green leafy, herbal hops, grass, light toast, ok.

3.3
JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - JUN 21, 2016
Dark golden color with a diminishing off-white head. Lemon scone and biscuit aromas. Just a hint of wood in the background. Quite a bit of sweetness in the front, with light fruit. Some sugary grapefruit in the middle. Light and zesty in the middle. A bit woody and in the finish. 5/10

3.6
djd07 (14471) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2015
On tap at World of Beer Pensacola. Pours a cloudy orange with medium off white head that lasts. The aroma is floral hop and wood. Thin mouth, citrus, honey, crisp, light bitterness, very good.

3.4
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2014
[Tap] Pours a bright golden color with a soapy looking white head. Nose is of pine sap and lighter amounts of citrus. Taste includes pine cone, grapefruit, orange zest, caramel malts and wood. Long and bitter finish. Average body. A nice beer. Tasting notes from 12/2011.

3.5
Jasond612 (282) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3/7/14 $3.29 bottle at CBO drank at home after meeting M&D for 2 beers (double jack and jailai) at CBO. Barrel aged huh? Thought is was average. Nothing to write home about ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Sampled on draft at Hou Thou this beer poured a dark amber color with a small foamy white head that faded and left no lacing. The aroma was a bit sweet and tangy with hints of pine and grape soda. The flavor was tangy with notes of fruity hops, pine, grape soda, a hint of bread and a touch of caramel. No oaky presence at all. Long sweet grape soda and fruity hop finish. Medium body. Odd and disappointing.

3.3
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2013
A: pours a yellow-gold ale with near excellent clarity (hint of haziness). single finger soap sud head falls to shin sheet of the same. Rare and spotty lacing. S: Citrus, grapefruit, oak, metallic (copper). Not a particularly good smeller, but not bad either. T: The oak on this is a bit too strong. Sweet ale with domineering citrus hopping and hints of pine and resin. The sweetness is persistent. M: Medium to high body with medium to high carb. Not impressed. Too much carb for this beer. O: Well done, not the finest oaked IPA I’ve had, but quite drinkable. I would likely pick up Great Divide’s oaked IPA before this one side by side. Serving type: bottle 04-15-2011

3.4
OPIE788 (337) - Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Draft. Straw yellow with little head. Pine and malt with slight oak nose. Pine hop and subtle oak flavors a bit sweet.

3.2
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2013
On draft at Isaacs. Nice notes of Caramel malt, pine and citrus, Body was a bit thin, but I enjoyed the nice wood finish.

3.6
bth122 (1554) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle. Golden color. Full frothy head. Floral hop aroma along with caramel like matinees. Light bitterness. Honey notes, pine, with floral hops. Hard to pick out the oak aging. It’s subtle. Overall a good tasting beer. Balanced.


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