pellegjr (395) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours pristine maple w/ sticky foamy meringue head, heavy pine and resin aroma, sticky caramel and candy, assertive bitterness throughout with a creamy finish, very nice
Foxbush (1620) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz can This is a brew that I was looking forward to. It was given to me by a friend. The IPA poured a cloudy light amber with a big frothy head. The large head laced down the glass. The floral aroma of pine was noted. The highly hopped ale has balanced grapefruit and pine flavors. The medium body ale had average carbonation. An excellent experience. The finish has a lingering bitterness, that is pleasant as a closer.
umich03jm (3101) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from trade with Crajun. Pours a murky burnt orange color with a nice amount of head that quickly fades. Big orange and grapefruit citrus aroma with small malt too. Taste is juicy and bitter. The orange and grapefruit flavor is very big here. Almost tastes like drinking fruit juice but without the cloying sweetness. Big bitterness helps to mellow the juiciness. A very interesting IPA thatís packed with flavor.
Nephilium (1593) - Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big hoppy aroma, with an underlying caramel aroma. Pours a hazy orangish-amber, with a thin white head. Big chewy hop flavor, with enough malt backbone to support it. This is a fantastic IPA, and one that Iím glad I can get in my neck of the woods now.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 5, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange pour w/ a thick tall dense white head and great lacing. Rich sweet hoppy aroma, some floral notes, a fair amount of pine, and a background of caramel. Iím not sure if the aroma dissipates quickly or if it just saturated my nose but it went from full to almost missing very quickly. Palate is full well coated and lightly creamy. Well hopped flavor lots of pine and some touches of citrus and light caramel in the background finishes with a good amount of bitterness. A delicious almost sweet west coast style IPA.
mrpositron (14) - - NOV 3, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2012 grass, floral, citrus, orange, amber, clear, frothy, white foam, tan foam,
gripweed57 (1199) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 ounce can. Hazy amber orange color. Bubbly beige head. Earthy burnt caramel malt nose gives way to a fragrant, herbal, citrus hop aroma. Sweet caramel and citrus hops assault the palate. This is a real hop bomb. Bittersweet, sticky, resiny and chewey. A real mouthful of sweet malt and piney hops.
osu97gp (678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice clear copper color with a large off-white head. Aroma of citrus and grapefruit hops with some light pine hops too. Some light caramel in the nose as well. Flavor of pine and citrus hops with a very strong caramel malt backbone. Nicely balanced. Very good beer.
biggsbowler (580) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Vine and Barley SLW - amber/orange color with white frosty head, med body, citrusy (oranges and grapefruit) nose, sticky and bitter taste with dry backend. This is a solid addition to Oskar Blues lineup.
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jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours a slightly hazy golden copper with a small white head that has decent retention and leaves a lot of lacing on the glass. The aroma is a lot of piney hops, quite a bit of dankness, a little bit of orange, and some caramel. Initial taste has a light sweetness with lots of dank hops, some pine, and a bit of caramel. Quite dry overall. The finish is quite bitter with some lingering pine. Medium-full body. Medium carbonation. Perhaps a bit too bitter.