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.
desurfer (1276) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can. This beer is an all-out hops and alcohol assault. I mean that with the utmost respect. Unforgiving and delicious.
bytemesis (6289) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours clear orange amber with a large orange-white head that leaves decent lacing. Aroma is pine, citrus and caramel. Flavor is about the same, light to medium caramel sweetness, light to medium bitterness lingering to the finish. Hides its ABV well. Medium body and creamy in the mouth.
thomas15 (689) - Alabama, USA - NOV 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is that top end refined sweet citrus. Lemon and orange zest. Slightly floral. Just sings. Darker amber with pillowy slight beige head. Bitter citrus rind. The hops are expressive yet smooth. Great big beer.
ericwill99 (85) - Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours cloudy and orange out of a can. What a great hop aroma. The beer is strong and rich, and I love it.
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arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear red-amber color, good head. I knew after the first whiff of this beer that it did not have a hop profile I was going to like. It smelled sort of like summit hops or maybe columbus and made me instantly think of pepper and onions. It reminded me a lot of Gubna and Green Flash Imperial IPA. Flavor followed suit, added a chewy maltiness and was no good. Iím sorry I didnít like Gubna and I don;t like this at all. Iíll stick to Gordon, Daleís Pale, and Mamaís.
Serving type: can
Reviewed on: 03-08-2012 01:58:23
johnnnniee (3597) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly hazy deep golden color with a huge yellow white head that takes forever to recede and gets some stick on with the sides of the glass. Citrus and pine aromas waft towards my nose almost immediately after the can goes crack. Resinous pine and green onion dominates the aroma with quite a dankness that I could sniff all day dude. Thereís a sweet caramel and bread malt base in there, but itís so far down the rabbit hole that its hard to find. The flavor holds a bit more malt than the aroma suggested with a solid sweet caramel and simple syrup flavor up front. Pine, grapefruit, resin, green onion, and garlic flavored hops abound in the flavor but always provide a smooth bitterness. Medium body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a sweet syrupy resinous mouthfeel. Very flavorful beer with a lot going on here. Its a touch on the sweet side for my personal tastes, but I could drink this.
oakbluff (434) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from Casanovaís in good ol Hudson Wisc. Pours a frothy very cloudy dark orange. Thick and sticky head with chunky lacing. Pungent and floral hops with some toffee and candied orange in the nose. Taste- chewy caramel and pale malts then a blast of white grapefruit rind and pine cones. Really bitter on the finish. Oily sticky mouthfeel both from the malts and hops. Thereís really nothing small about this beer.
pilgrimoutlaw (884) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at whole foods. Copper with two finger white head. Floral up front that quickly gets drowned out by stronger spruce, resin, and some grapefruit aromas. In your face bitterness and a tad sweet. Medium body is crisp and somewhat acidic.
Chudwick (2734) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can - pours clear copper with two fingers of offwhite head and streaky lacing. Nose is citrus, resin and pine. Flavor adds grapefruit and light caramel. Taste is very bitter. Slight burn. Sticky mouthfeel. Quite exciting in the front end but unfulfilling on the back end.