dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2008
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2008 pours thick amber, fluffy tan head. subtle aroma, probably too subtle, with only a hoppy hint. the flavor is not complex enough, and is slightly bitter. a watery mouth feel. weakly disappointing. but cornfield, rayboy01, jackson220, elgaucho, frankenkitty, brideoffrankenkitty and a couple others know why i think the name is just plain cool.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. can - pours clear copper with big creamy head; slight suspended haze and quite a bit of lacing;aromas are of malts, sweet candy and a little hops; flavor a little on the light side, but body becomes creamy as it warms
Frauditor (160) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
can from 7th street spirits. this was my second installment from oskar blues and I must say I am really digging their style. At first taste the hops attack the tastebuds creating a burnt bitter flavor but as the palate adjusts and the beer warms the beer is really enjoyed. This is one that you have to be patient with - donit write it off too early. Pours golden slightly darker than the standard APA. Smell is rich and very full - sweet and citrusy. tastes is very much like the smell. well done.
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from mcbackus. Pours a cloudy orange with anice white head. Aoma is very good, lots of hops and citrus. Tase is very clean, slightly earthy. Finish is powerful with hops. Very nice.
RomanW70 (296) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shaker glass. Pours gold with a one finger head. Aroma a nice milx of caramel/toffee malts and floral hops. This is a well balanced beer with sweet malts and a nice bitter finish. Extremely drinkable. Another fine addition to a mind-blowing beer week!
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Arguably close to an IPA... very fruity hops and way too easy to drink. I assumed this was closer to 5.5-6% abv. A bit thin on the palate, but that’s my only complaint. This is dangerously drinkable.
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Oldsmar Tap House. Copper body with some amber highlights. 2 finger thick off white head, great retention and lacing. Head is densely packed, very soapy and sudsy looking. Hops attack the nose on first whiff, followed by a wave of caramel/toffee hops, then more citrus and piney notes. Flavor profile consists of tons of citrus and green hops, sweet caramel malts, some grassy notes and then more bitter citrus fruits. Medium bodied, very creamy for an APA. Slick on the tongue, very easy to drink. Finish is lengthy, full of bitterness and ensuing sweetness, then citrus fruits and pine that carry on. Great beer.
thechandler (593) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2008
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Golden and hoppy. A bit bitter. For a canned beer, this stuff is pretty good. Generally though, not great. May have to try again though.
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - FEB 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can. Pretty darn good for an ipa in a can. I liked the hoppiness and the malts were there with some sweetness too.
Radek Kliber (7056) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 22, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Color of dark amber with honey , large dense pillow like head. Fine lace created.
Nose : Haahh… plenty of hops but not those cheap rough wet leafy one. This one is gentle giant. Aromatic high alpha with strong hints of fresh mango. Sweet hops created superb refreshing qualities.9-
Flavor/Palate : Medium bodied. Woody bitterness shortly visits up front, west side hops dominate the centre. Bolder chewy green side stays behind (thankfully was quiet). Prime example how bold can be approachable, smooth it make it sweeter yet sill with tons of hops. Beer can and superb hoppy ale, brewers Campbell soup of Andy’s Warhol?