Orpheus's (Got Wood?) IIPAAROMA:
Fantastic. It's like stepping into a brewery built inside an oak cabin. Very malty upfront and the wood aroma is fantasic. I had my doubts when I saw it was an oak-chip beer. I shall doubt no more. Make no mistake. THis is not a smoke aroma...but a true wood aroma and very nice. Reminiscent of your grandma's foot chest made out of cedar.11/12APPEARANCE
Beautiful amber color. Slight haze (to be expected as I didn't have the patience to wait). A beautiful head on the pour and even as I look at the last 2 inches in my glassm the lacing runs the full lenght.3/3FLAVOR
Wow. WOw. WOW. For a 1.086 beer, this is deceivingly smooth. The sweet up front maltiness is immediately balanced with a sharp, flavorful bitterness. The oak flaovr is there all along...kind just for the ride. Doesn't over power and if you didn't know what it was...you'd stretch to guess. The best part is when you take a whiff just as you let the beer slide between your lips...what a concert of flavor and aroma. I really didn't know what to expect with this one. Now...I'm convinced that this is a class-act beer, that needs to be entered into a competiion immediately. A wood "hopped" beer doesn't sound likeit would be a quaffer, but I'm glad I have several more bottles of this. One of the best beers I've ever tasted.18/20MOUTHFEEL
Great mouthfeel. Creamy ane crisp at the same time. Perfectly carbonated. The high malt content and the oak chips really add to the mouth feel.. 5/5OVERALL
Very enjoyable beer. An eye opener for me. I'm not easily dissapointed, and even more rarely blown away by a beer...but this one certainly falls into the latter category.10/10Overall, 47/50.
Nice job...I WILL BREW THIS