KlickitatJim (5) - Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: hop dominant, piney resinous and grapefruit. Light graham cracker maltiness and faint apple-pear ester in background. No DMS, diacety, hot alc detected.
Appearance: pale straw, moderate expected haze, thin creamy white head that disipates rapidly. Minimal lacing and legs.
Flavor: strong bitterness and hop flavor up front that is similar to aroma (piney, resinous, grapefruit flesh and pith) way in the background is light cracker maltiness, fruity esters, and very pleasant alcohol.
Mouthfeel: Well carbonated, very frothy foamy on the tongue. Medium bodied like an APA. Finish is dry clean and refreshing. No astringency or alcohol heat.
Overall: One of the more drinkable IIPAs available. Doesn’t seem 9.3% as advertised. Well balanced after the initial hop blast. Maybe a bit lacking in complexity. Hop aroma, while dominate compared to malt and esters, is overall on the low side for what west coast IPA fans would expect these days.
stevoj (2076) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good but less than impressive double IPA. Normal orange/copper color, small foamy off white head. Funky, musty hop aroma. Taste is barley, caramel, and hops. It doesn’t quite come together though, not quite a perfect storm....
Busick (379) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A great DIPA from the master coast of IPA’s! Oakshire made a delicious beer that has a great combination and amounts of hops!
BrewGoblin (282) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The dank train is pulling up at your station. What do you do? Toss ’er in to ya ya dummies! Oakshire is a pretty damn solid brewery and this kingly quaff is no exception. An alcohol laced storm that pours light ochre-orange with a white froth that laces better than your sneakers. Powerful alcohol is mostly masked by bold citrus, juicy, floral hops and some yummy straw and cereal malts. Pepe Le Pew is present but not egregiously so. Soft, creamy and medium bodied goodness but not bestness.
Frahmo (283) - Idaho, USA - MAY 17, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz bottle at Bier 30. Smelled great, looked great... and then nothing. Pretty average Imperial IPA, with nothing spectacular standing out. Not one that I will try again.
IndianaRed (2377) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22Oz Bottle at Bier:Thirty, Boise as part of their Oskar Blues tap takeover. Hazy apricot pour with a thin ring. Fruity sweet malt aroma. LIght bodied and lacking real big hop flavor. Not much fresh hop flavor. Just OK. Was expecting a bit more from Oakshire
bpreo (1545) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 7, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very strong, very delightfully flavored. Other than the price tag, this is a must-have beer.
skoisirius (1628) - Earth, Washington, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big and bold hoppy goodness right here. Golden and hoppy as ever, but could be a bit thicker. Definitely a good choice and not excessively overpriced. Dank though!
Salmoniform (540) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from tap to glass. Crystal clear straw hue with an orange tint and creamy white head that settled but lingered. Aroma is tangerine, resin, sweet orange, slight pine, candied sugar. Mouthfeel is smooth with a medium full body and soft carbonation. Taste us sweet initially with a velvet bitterness following on the palate. Ethanol and a subtle malt sweetness round out he finish. Overall this is a nice I2PA. It could be dangerous because it drinks easily with a high ABV.
Lectvay (119) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from co-op. This is a very nice double IPA. It was nicely balanced and flavorful, but I would say not as spectacular on the bright, fresh, hoppy flavors you can find in some of best double IPAs on the shelf these days.