smm (20) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cans aren’t too fresh out here in New York City, 4/13/12 on the bottom.
Dank nose, real dank, like someone just weeded the garden if you know what I’m saying. Great floral hop bite, with a smooth bitter linger. Lacking a bit in the carbonation, but retains that sticky frothy head I always associate with Oskar beers.
One day they’ll distribute in MN... One day. Until then I’ll be on the lookout for a fresh can somewhere outside of NYC.
jkwood04 (3264) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the 2012 American Craft Beer Festival. A really citrusy IPA, with a smooth, thicker texture. A really good beer.
kidmartinek (3220) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A copper pour, only slightly hazy. Frothy head. Mild hoppy aroma with some brown sugary sweetness. Flavor is very robust, hoppy and yet maintains a mild medium light body. The lacing is superb. The finish, potent and bittly awesome.
dresden (726) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUN 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rusty color with a foam white head. Smell is heavy on citrus and piney hops. Tons of sticky hop taste. Resinous hops and a sticky mouthfeel. Nice.
Gachupines (787) - USA - JUN 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light amber with a thin white head, aroma is piney with a tiny bit of grass. Flavor is big pine hops up front balanced out by a good malt presence. Slight grapefruit in the finish. Very tasty IPA, excellent with spicy food.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper with a quickly dissipating tan head and a frothy ring of lace. Aroma of grapefruit, caramel, citrus, orange and a touch of pine. Taste is a bit boozy with citrus, caramel, grapefruit, garlic, herbal notes and mild pine. Full bodied with moderate bitterness on the finish.
BREWMUSKCLES (2145) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2012
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
there is a funky malt and turpentine character to this brew, salty, like bad eggs and butterscotch. This was an interesting enough thing to experience ten years ago but a couple thousand beers later and i know a little more. There are good components to this brew and it gives a good enough kick but overall eeeehhhh!?
Terminus (3097) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can-canned on 4/23, just over a month old. pours lightly hazy orange with a small soapy white head around the rim of the glass. have to admit, nose is decent, yet un-refined: apricots, pine, lite tropical tones. however, i wouldnt call this dank by any regard (see any alpine ipa/apa-thats dank!). lots of toasted carmel malts on the nose as well, giving it some balance. for my tastes, this ipa has flavors all over the place-starts out sweet lightly metallic tropical notes with a harsh, abrasive metallic hop flavors with topical undertones. however, the malt profile seems mudled and un-refined./mushy. My main problem with this beer is the hop profile-astringent bitterness (dont get me wrong, i love a piney/grapefruity ipa/apa), however, this one comes across very abrasive, metallic and unpleasant. For an ipa that rates at a 3.8, i will choose many ipa’s over this that rate in the same area (SNCA, Schalfly AIPA, Founders Cenntenial). badly over-rated
lamas (1312) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1 pint can. Different label than that in the picture. Canned on: 03/30/12. A hazy rust pour with a big & creamy beige head. A pungent aroma of oranges, grapefruits, pine trees, freshly cut grass, and a little caramel in the background. Full-bodied, kinda creamy, and just a tad sticky on the way down. Caramel maltiness upfront taste-wise. Kinda grainy in the middle. Earthy. Lots of grapefruits, citrus rinds, and some juicy oranges at the end. Resiny and piney. The finish is bitter and dry. Warming alcohol is present throughout.
sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can->shaker: Pours a thin, white, diminishing head atop a cloudy, amber body. Highly aromatic of hops, some sweetness, overall very pleasing and up front aroma. Highly carbonated on the palate, starting out mildly sweet, finishing and lasting bitter, but not overly-so. There is a tinge of sweetness in there, but not much. This is a very rich and filling beer.