BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice orange clear hue with good creamy head. Smells like pine and grapefruit with pineapple and candy sugar. Malty for an IPA, but very nice. Grapefruit is thr prominent flavor with some caramel malt flavor and a bit of lingering pine. Slick on the tongue and a little heavy. Good beer.
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MrBunn (2738) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Pours a coppery gold with a decent head and malt bomb aromas. As it airs out a bit the hops start to peek out and punch the nose. Herbal, resin and earth. Flavor is sweet and sugary with a bitter punchiness and lots of resin and herb. Too sweet for my likes.
superspak (4760) - Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 ounce can into tulip glass; canned on 10/16/2012, "iapprovethismessage" slogan. Pours slightly hazy orange amber color with a nice 2 finger dense off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Some nice soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of huge orange zest, grapefruit, pineapple, orange rind, mango, floral, caramel, moderate pine, grass, and earthy spiciness. Fantastic aromas with great hop complexity, balance, and strength. Taste of big orange zest, grapefruit, orange rind, caramel, bread, pineapple, pine, floral, grass, and earthy spiciness. Good amount of piney citrus bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pine, caramel, bread, orange rind, floral, grass, and earthy spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice hop flavor complexity with a nicely balanced malt backbone; with minimal cloying bitterness on the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, sticky, and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent IPA! (though I would definitely place this as being a DIPA blindly) Great hop flavor complexity and malt balance; and quite smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering I will be getting again.
Thisis12ptfont (1116) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Moderate hops and pines on the nose. Amber/copper with a medium sized foam top. Strong hops and spice on the palate. Pleasant caramel and bread malts on the finish. Overall, this is a pretty well balanced IPA with a moderate amount of bitterness. I’d give this a B+ rating.
hopdog (11681) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Amber pour with an off white head. Floral hops, citrus rinds and some caramel. Alcohol content well hidden.
zebra (1802) - Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
just popped the top and the room was filled with the aroma of pineapple. fun getting such good beer out of a can.
Patrik (627) - - DEC 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruity and perfectly balanced beer. Again an american brewery makes à Great double IPA.
ddemmingjr (797) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can: pours clear copper, frothy off white 2 fiver head. Nose is grapefruit , resin, pine, crystal malts. On the palate, resin, caramel malts and brown sugar, earth notes on the palate. Rich with earthy bitterness. Solid dpa.
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beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - DEC 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nitro tap Sample at the brewery in Longmont.
Clear copper color with a nice nitro white head.
Spicy herbal hops aroma with some caramel malt.
Flavors of nuts, toffee, alcohol and med-hi bitterness.
Med-full body, velvety with a long bitter and resinous finish. Nice.
BeerSquare (117) - - NOV 30, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A pretty good IPA, but like some of the other Oskar Blues offerings (like the Guvna) it is just not in my favorite quadrant of the IPA universe.
Postiives: Interesting complex hop profile, with a very nice blend of sweet overtones balancing out some very sour and tart flavors. Exceptionally long finish with many different stages of varying flavors.
Negatives: Water, insubstantial mouth feel underscored by weak carbonation. Possibly a bit tart for its sweetness, too sugary for its bite. . . i.e. possibly too many flavors competing.