Tybalt (205) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the most balanced single IPAs I've had the pleasure of drinking. Dark, almost amber looking - and a dark citrus aroma to go with it....orange and lemony. Its taste, however, pulls back the citrus for a powerful dry floral hoppiness. Not sweet - not bitter...just a wonderful explosion of hops in your mouth!
jgb9348 (4652) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great slightly hazy amber coloured body with a big copper glow and a dense, three centimetre tall tan head - nice. Aroma of pungent citrusey and especially piney hops with a lot of alcohol, a decent amount of sugars (some of them caramelised) and a bit of apricots noticeable. Medium-bodied; Resiny, piney flavour with some grapefruit hops also around, but the majority of the flavours go back to the earthy and deep hoppy notes showing pine and a bit of grapefruit. Aftertaste is balanced with a good amount of malt coming through along with the hops, but alcohol and some sugars at the tail end show through and make this almost feel like an Imperial IPA. Overall, a nice beer with good flavours and a nice complexity for the style - on the fringes of an Imperial IPA, but the size of the can makes it nice. I sampled this 50 cL tall can purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 22-April-2012 for US$3.55 sampled at home in Washington on 29-May-2012.
DalzAle (1965) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Dark orange pour, plenty of lasting lacing an head and an aroma of vibrant oranges and hops. Flavor is malt and bitter oranges, fresh medium bite of hops and finished slightly dry and fruity on the aftertaste. Pretty damn good, Iíll be sure to buy more of this when Iím in WI again.
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A really nice powerful IPA. Big time hops. A really well crafted malty brew. Quality all over.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tall boy from Samís, Durham. Deep dark orange pour with a mean-looking head and tons of sticky lacing. Nice that OB has taken on the style again after the polarizing Gubna, and they nailed it pretty well here. Big resinous nose filled with pine, citrus, and just a bit of an herbal twinge (no onions here either). Mouthfeel is full and luxuriant in places, carbonation appropriatley lively. No heat or anything excessively boozy, though thereís just enough malt to give this some backbone. Bright and bitter flavors everywhere, an enjoyable DIPA.
bblack99 (526) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tallboy can from Tipsyís in Littleton, CO. Pours slightly hazy golden orange with a moderate fluffy cap of off-white head. Aroma is funky hops, with a bit of citrus and pine. Flavor is where the line blurs...is this an IPA or an IIPA? At 8%, one could argue that this is a big fish in a small IPA pond! Sticky hops dominate the palate and leaves bitter aftertaste in its wake. A little imbalanced, leaning heavily toward the sweet, this is still a good beer from our friends at OB.
DialSquare (2526) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
16oz can from Liquor Loft. As long time Daleís fan, happy to get Deviant finally. Orange pour with a small frothy looking light tan head. Aroma is mostly pine hops with faint caramel. Tastes are resiny citrus, pine, caramel malts and grass. Mostly about the hops - but well balanced. Texture is nice creamy medium. Really long bitter finish. Still seems like more of a dipa to me -- but Iím not sure why regular Daleís isnít an ipa... so what do I know?
Baadnewsbear (17) - - MAY 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was my first canned craft beer. Not sure why I waited this long to try. This beer was tasty! And I have three left to remind me of how good it was. Pours a yellowy-reddish tint with a light head that dissipates pretty quickly. Smell is light hops and grass. Very inviting. The taste was unexpected so I think I might be a bit bias. I thought it was going to be a light watered down ipa but was just the opposite. Nice citrus and hop flavor with a medium mouth feel. This beer holds a special place in my heart being the first craft can so I would have to I really enjoyed and was pleasantly surprised.
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streve (99) - Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz can. I was excited to see this in stock so I had to pick up the 4-pack. The pour was a clear reddish amber with about 2 fingers of head that disappeared rather quickly. Aroma is pine, floral hops and some grass. Mouth is not much different. Medium bodied with a hop resin finish. For the cost, I am a bit disappointed. Overall, middle of the road for me.
RickTStiles (705) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours red with a thin white head. aroma is warm with grapefruit and caramel. taste is hoppy with some sweetness. finish is bitter but the caramel is persistent.