jrob21 (3434) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big body and hop profile for a straight IPA. I think I am burping pine cones. Seriously thought this was going to come up on the double IPA list but here we are at a serious straight IPA that shames many others into even considering themselves in the same category. Pours a deep orange almost red, seriously delicious. I can smell the thing from about 3 feet away. Pungent citrus and grapefruit with a touch of pine working in the aroma. Body is big and bold. You get hit with a sticky resiny pine flavor up front and have to search to find the caramel sweetness working in the background and rounding this out a bit. The pine stays with you all the way through the experience finishing up with a grapefruit bitterness and orange peel. Nice work guys. The price point is not ideal to getting this on a regular basis but for a one shot deal this was very enjoyable.
Nightsky (176) - Lutz, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong citrus aroma with a medium head. Golden in color. Taste isn't all there but has a nice bitter finish!
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jnkor (363) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smell hinted at hoppiness, but not obnoxiously. Sweet fructose hints. Citrus bitterness dominates the taste, but very full and complex, and complimented by a nice sweetness that is not too much. Palate is a bit too frothy and leaves a sour longer aftertaste. Had at Lyons brew pub 7/12.
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - JUL 14, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours dark amber with thick, frothy tan head. Aroma of piney hops. Taste is resinous hops with caramel malt. Thick, creamy mouthfeel. Another great offering by OB. So glad to have them in Bama, finally. Welcome Home!
elihapa (1545) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
6/12/12 notes: Bottle, 13.99 4 pack at Bevmo. A polarizing beer for sure, and to me its greatest accomplishment is how they preserve all that abundant hop aroma in the can to be released at first crack! Dank, grapefruit and lemon pith nose. Fresh hop tea. Body is smooth, a bit more creamy than I would have imagined. Flavor starts with a surprisingly mild and biscuity notes, easing into some ripe tangerine and more pith. Finish is full and long, slightly spicy and bitter.
FudgeSociety2 (311) - Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hops are resiny, and not enough fruitiness for my liking. Finishes dry. Pretty good overall. but not over the top good. The regular Dales is better bang for your buck.
HonusWagner (2093) - Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2014 A really solid example of the style, lots of resinous hop notes with a pretty flavorful malt profile that isn’t sweet and offers nice light caramel notes. Another good offering from OB.
JPDurden24 (1673) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 12, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
16 oz. can. Amber/red pour with a nice white head. This is one awesome and hoppy beer. The resiny hops bring the aroma to the front and there is some light maltiness present as well. The bitterness in the taste is just right. A strong IPA at 8%, and it just kills it. Way to go Oskar Blues!
joebudzjoe (672) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Monster B’s. An aggressively hopped IPA with sweet caramel malt notes. Lots of bitterness and some grass notes. Medium to heavy body. Pretty good, but I prefer Dale’s Pale Ale.
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber pour with a tight sticky white head. The nose is full of big, brash resinous hops over a fairly lean (but still there) malt base. A touch of chewiness and some pine and resinous flavour. Chewy and sticky and a little bit dank. There are some nice spicy notes just underneath the heavy pine and resin which adds some nice complexity to the nose. Good stuff here.