Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - SEP 18, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet honeyed hop aromas of pine, hop bud resin, and florals. On the palate, unique hop flavors immediately come to mind. Strange bitter orange nuances crossed with hay and grass, is best I can imagine. Different. There is a malt backbone, though I think the hops actually dominate. Definitely needs to be served at 55+ to bring out malt balance, or else a strange bitter nuance is kinda a turn off to me on the mid-palate. Bitter hop dominated finish of resinous buds and grapefruit.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
PapaSkeetSkeet (1007) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
A stream of deep dark gold while pouring; full amber in the glass. Clear with light hop haze. Off-white head. Aroma is floral, grapefruit, orange, light candy, and a bit of mineral yeastiness. Medium body, with light, forgiving carbonation, resulting in a somewhat syrupy mouthfeel. Funky floral, with light citrus rind and some resinous bitterness. Neutral sweetness with some minerals. Very nice!
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good golden IPA that hides the alcohol well. I need to pick up a six pack of this for next summer - and the can factor makes it store well.
rlgk (17152) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Canned. Deep golden/copper color with a nice lasting offwhite head. Pineapple aroma, hay, metal, peach, pear, mango, pine needles, perfume notes, lemongrass, plums, caramel notes, lemon, grapefruit, some floral notes. Lovely hop flavor, hay, metal, rather bitter, pineapple, mango, pine needles, grapefruit, perfume, grass, orange, peach, some herbal notes, floral, some elderberries. Long floral hop finish, pear, geapefruit, pine and some hay. Very, very good!
tkrjukoff (4293) - SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tall boy, tnx to rlgk. Pours clear amber with a great frohty beigish head leaving lots of lace. Aroma is very fruity apricots caramel citric piny malty a bit grassy a bit bready. Flavor is mmm so malty fruity bitter pungent grapefruits piny resiny a bit sweet caramel and dill. So good, never dissapointed with Oskar Blues.
Dedollewaitor (15389) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Rating # 11000. Can. Bottle @ Really Late Ulfborg Summer Tasting, 2012. Pours cloudy orange with a creamy head. Nose is pine, orange and caramel. Flavor is sharp citrus hops and some sweet caramel beneath. Bitter lasting finish.
chrisv10 (14644) - DENMARK - SEP 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can @ FOneFan. Amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, hop, peach and grapefruit. Flavour is malt, caramel, hop, citrus, grapefruit, little harsh, little sweet and bitter.
Rasmus40 (16743) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can @ fonefan tasting. Clear golden with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and rather hoppy - pine and grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and very bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 150912
saxo (16189) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich bitter hops, caramel, malt, pine, peach, citrus and has a long bitter finish.
AirForceHops (5887) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 13, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 oz. tallboy can into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Hazy, orange/ amber color, small white head with big soapy foam that quickly reduced to a ring, leaving nice lacing. Really great hop profile; grapefruit, pine and tropical fruit. The flavor is dominated by lots of pine and resin. The malts are subtle but the caramel is noticeable to help with balance.
Even with all the pine resin, it still finishes real nice without any harshness at all. Overall, no hop lover would ever be disappointed with this brew. Very nice.