yngwie (15566) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. It poured a bit unclear, with a nice, golden-orange color and a medium, lasting, dense off-white head. Quite lively carbonation. The pour released these lovely, piney, resiny and citrusy aromas, and having a more thorough sniff, the maltyness also finds itís way up your nose. The flavor is quite dominated by all the hops, with its citrus and pines, but as in aroma, a nice maltyness is also present. Quite sweet, with some beef-stock as well. The beer has a firm body, and that bitter astringency feeling that the hops give. The finish is long and bitter, and quite heavy on the resiny flavors. And the lacings are nice too.
I have no doubt this is the best canned beer Iíve ever tasted, itís really enjoyable, and itís definately a beer I could down a few of. Nice work Oskar! (071012)
pkbites (724) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2007
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2007 I think this is that beer they made in "BEERFEST". Itís beautiful! Just Beautiful!
Pours a surprisingly cloudy/dark orangy amber. Nose is of evergreen, bubble gum, and cookie dough. The first sip shocks the palate. So many hops for 12 meager ounces. It starts bitter, it stays bitter. After-taste is bitter. I donít think Iíve EVER had a brew with so many hops. Very nice. But expensive. On sale for $7.99 a six pack? Too much! But itís so good. But itís overpriced. But itís so good. But it costs alot. But itís so, so good. But, man, $7.99 for a sixer? But itís so good. I wish it werenít so expensive so I could drink gallons of it every night. Because itís so good. I want to brush my teeth with it. Because itís so good!!!I want to put my dick in it. Because itís so good. I want IT to put itís dick in me! íCause itís so good. But itís pricey. But itís sooooo good.
I like it!!!! I love it!!! I want to marry it!!!! You know, because itís sooooooo good!
Blom (836) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2009 A quick glance at Oscar Bluesí homepage and youíve got a harpe in your mouth and a guitar in your hands. Gonzo, music and beer, it sounds like a reasonable combination for midnight souls, so I joined in with a pale in my jar.
Of course the can had to be poured into a classic American beer glass, and since my edition from Great Divide danced around in the closet eager to be used and to have the hoppy blues, I decided to pull it out. Pzzzzt and gulp, gulp, gulp, no the beer hadnít already be drunk but merely poured into the glass.
With memories of late President Reagan and an age where you didnít mind ripping atmos to pieces, I observed the foam molding itself into an explosive mushroom cloud. After having stared at this beautiful piece of beer craftmanship for a bit, my nose went to work: The aroma of flowers, orange, citrus and grape made me iimmediatly salute the drinking gods in awe. This is the American dream. I thought, and started to quench my thirst. Down it went, and I immediatly hungered for more. First a nice malty sweetness and then a thin bitter fist of lust makes the name ípaleí ale ridicolous. This beer is not pale but powerfully potent!
asw4w (6) - USA - OCT 4, 2007 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice piney aroma, golden color, good upfront bitterness with a light malty sweetness in the middle. ending with a clean bitterness. very hoppy for a pale ale. almost an ipa. this one is always in my fridge
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft. golden amber, nice head. piney hop aroma. smooth well balanced flavor. hops are nice and yummy upfront but get mellowed out with the rich malts. really nice drinkable beer. Just as good out of the can as well.
beerheart (237) - Erie, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bought this after I first tried Old Chub and learned that Oskar Blues makes this, too. You can smell the hop in this one. Pine aromas with a slight citrus undertone. The malty carbonation and bitter hops sit well on the tongue. The taste is of grapefruits, apricots, and the bitter hops. Finishes bitter and floral.
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the can. Great pine and maybe some menthol on the front, fairly fresh but straightforward (or at least I was deceived as such by the can). I could do with a bit more carbonation to help offset the American hops.
kyzr (1159) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - SEP 27, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour with nice off-brown head. Nice big nose of hops and pine. Flavor is very hoppy with a medium roasted malt body. Finish is clean.
Floback (541) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 27, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2007 Courtesy Wild Oats. Hazy gold-amber with a substantial tan-head. Nose is pine resin from hops influence. Flavors are surprisingly mellow with soothing floral hops, tea leaf, slight mint, caramel, and oak. Soft carbontation/full body. Finishes clean and crisp. Flavors and aroma are superbly balanced. Very refreshing. Delicious straight out of the can. Although ten bucks for a six-pack, I will be revisiting this beer quite often.
shalloWMeans (169) - Independence, Kentucky, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2007 Tasted at Asheville Brewgrass Festival. I was instantly surprised when tasting this beer by the amount of hops. I thought perhaps I had been given an IPA, but then realized it was just a nice, heavily hopped American pale ale. Eventually the flavors mellowed out and I was left with a nice citrus, fruity, floral taste and bitter, heavy finish. The alcohol presence definitely makes itself known. This is a well-crafted beer. Perhaps a little heavy for drinking outdoors on a hot day.