hamilton23 (617) - Alpine, California, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a tall boy can. Pours copper in color with thin beige head. Aroma is citrus, mainly grapefruit. Taste is slightly sweet with a fair amount of bitterness to balance. A real treat to drink on this warm July day at the riverbank
cmonster (997) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Canned. Pours dark orange with a medium sized beige head. Good retention and lace. Bright pine and lemony-grapefruit citrus aroma. Light sweet, medium+ bitter flavor. Full of the same elements the nose hinted at. Medium-light body, oily-sticky texture, and a very bitter, very dry finish. Excellent IPA. Happy 4th of July!
luttonm (2905) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can, haven’t gotten over that yet, still cool. Heavy, pretty orange-brown. foamy head, very smooth. Big piney aroma, mild citrus bite. Very smooth beer, sweet balanced malting, round bittering hops at the end. Not as refined or distinct as a pliny but really very tasty.
docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Quite a double IPA! Hop aroma is great - citrus, pine, resiny and dank; taste pleasantly rich with bitter backbone that lasts; finish leaves an impression of rich and dense IPA with great full-spectrum hop character.
pghdragonman (4) - - JUL 2, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wonderful aroma from the hops and the taste that follows delivers all that the aroma promised: mostly evergreen and herb with just a hint of citrus in the back. The beautiful rich color adds a visual appeal to the taste. Not a casual beer, but this one can stand by itself while enjoying a cold one on your front porch. This beer would be a waste if served with the usual party junk food. Save this for a nice pairing with either a mellow cheese (Cammembert, Brie, or Muenster) or a complimentary flavor (Black Diamond or grilled Portabella mushrooms).
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 ounce can. Clear amber color with thick fluffy tan head. Nice hoppy aroma that isn't overbearing. Medium body with a creamy texture. Nice and bitter. Refreshing. Long aftertaste. Enjoyable.
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carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the can into a glass. Burnt orange with decent head. All sorts of pine and citrus tree sap. Reminds me a lot of their Gubna Imperial IPA. A bit sticky, alcohol is not as evident as expected. A solid offering with Oskar Blues’ signature flavors.
andyhwcinc (1585) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased at Breeze Thru Liquors in Milwaukee, WI; enjoyed while hanging out in a floatation device in the middle of Little St. Germain Lake in St. Germain, WI. I didn’t pour into a glass, but I did pour some into a friends empty beer can and could tell that it was a vibrant orange with a noticeable fizzy white head. Aroma very rich in citrus hops, almost like a DIPA except without the extra malt added. Taste was very similar to a DIPA, huge hop bomb and rather bitter with pronounced citrus notes. This was rather ’sticky’ and it was enjoyable, but not on a hot summer day in the middle of a lake. Would definitely like to try again in a proper setting.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours a decent cheddar orange with a pleasant aroma of pine sap, orange peel, and grapefruit. Flavor follows suit but an added flavor of cinammon butter rounds it out. Oily mouthfeel. Tasty. Alcohol is hidden well.
drcboehm (87) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tallboy. Hop to the op. IPA all the way. Nice dry smell and taste. Sits well in mouth.