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.
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a fairly clear amber gold with a white head that subsides to a cap of frothy bubbles.
Aroma: Pineapple, mango apricot, caramel.
Taste: Tropical dried fruit, earthy bitterness, caramel/toffee sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Active carbonation full bodied.
Overall: Fairly tasty. I could always use a little more bitterness, I’m guessing they are going for a wider audience with the level of sweetness this beer has.
jlruthven (560) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rated from notes. Tallboy can, pours hazy dark orange, verging on a brick red. Good, slightly off-white head. Huge dankness in the aroma: sweet onion, soil, bitter, bitter citrus hops. Digs into your taste buds: overripe mandarin orange, bracing astringency, and more onion-y notes. Big, full mouthfeel. Prickly finish. A bit different, pretty good.
jtclockwork (8780) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Pours reddish amber with white head. Nose/taste of caramel, hops, malt, pine and woody alcohol. Medium body. Dry bitter wood finish.
Tybalt (207) - 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 (4818) - 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 (1999) - 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, I’ll be sure to buy more of this when I’m 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 Sam’s, 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 there’s just enough malt to give this some backbone. Bright and bitter flavors everywhere, an enjoyable DIPA.
bblack99 (527) - 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 Tipsy’s 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.