Slipstream (1866) - USA - MAY 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear amber pour with a small, rocky head. Aroma of fresh pine and floral, malty sweetness, plus a touch of sea air. Smooth and very tasty IPA, with plenty of pine and grapefruit. Very well balanced and goes down surprisingly easy for a medium-big IPA, and has a mellow aftertaste. Deviant Dale’s is pretty close to being an ideal IPA.
Gmku (293) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s quite yummy. It’s one of the tastiest APAs I’ve enjoyed since Three Floyds’ Alpha King. It shares that beers hoppiness, for sure, and almost matches the maltiness.
GandGKevin (912) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from Rob @ Lynnhaven Pub. Thanks Rob! Strong citrus and leafy green hop aromas. Strong hop flavors. Overall a very very good IPA.
brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - APR 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bronze-gold with sheeting, light tan lace. Orange, apricot, grapefruit, and huge dankness along with some onion/garlic in the nose. Flavor is pretty sweet with unfermentables (or simply under attenuated), and the medium bitterness fails to keep that in check. The medium body actually begins to thin out too much as it warms. Creamy carb overall, and the bitterness keeps trying to corral everything in the moderately lasting finish. Bold and ’tasty’, for what it is, but I am done after 4oz. and left underwhelmed.
Beerenberger (1108) - Fischer, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A little darker in color than regular Dale's Ale. The aroma is over the top hops - picture an entire pine forest! The initial taste is full throttle hops, the middle is hops and the finish is …hops. Very good but I wouldn't want drink more than one at a time.
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michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz. Can: Aroma of crystal malt, hops, citrus, pine, grass, crystal malt, and a hint of citrus. Poured amber in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, off-white head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer, as well as around the edges. Clear. Sparkling. Good lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and heavily bitter. Tastes of hops, crystal malt, citrus, pine, grass, and slight tropical fruit. Medium body. Oily, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Lightly sweet, heavily bitter, crystal malt, hop, pine, grass, citrus, tropical fruit finish is lightly dry. 8%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
Elwood (2909) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving: 16 oz. can from State Line Liquors. It pours a hazy amber orange with a thick off white head. Lots of sticky lacing here. The nose is full of tropical notes, orange, and herbal hops. This brew smells great. The flavor is a solid blast of bitterness with just a bit of sweetness to help even things out. Lots of herbal and orange notes. Medium to full body with softer carbonation and a long bitter finish. This brew is outstanding.
oc4111 (119) - USA - APR 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
16oz can poured into a Karmaliet tulip glass. Pours a clear copper color with an off white color head. This is an awesome IPA. Well balanced. Not too hop forward which was surprising considering the other offerings from Oskar Blues. No alcohol burn but it’s there. The name is well earned.
AWISLguy (915) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tall can from Brookfield Discount on Hampton. Pours golden orange with a 1" head and some carbonation. Lacing just coating the sides of the glass, that eventually changes to drops. Aroma has hops. Fat oily hops with sweet orange citrus, some pine and some cereal. Taste has sweet citrus and a lot of resin, then through the glass, the bitter fruit comes through with solid malt base. Somewhat sticky and acidic. Finishes with some length, quite bitter, and some alcohol presence. The distribution guy was at the store as I picked this out, and he mentioned this brew has been on tap at the Oskar brewpub, and now is being distributed. Hopefully more than just this one time, as it is a quite nice double ipa.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
16 ounce can from Beer Run. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Average head retention. Aroma of sticky malts, berries, herbal and pine hop notes. The taste is intensely herbal hops. Ridiculously herbal. Spicy, earthy and resin notes as well and there’s some toffeeish malts in there somewhere. Full bodied. Delivers on the promise of massive hops, but I do like my beers with a bit of balance.