streve (105) - 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 (826) - Houston, Texas, 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.
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Canned) Pours clear amber with a sand coloured head. The aroma holds weed, grapefruit, pine, tart yellow fruits, grass, nectar, earth, deep toast, caramel, bread and honey. The flavour is light sweet, medium to heavily bitter and light acidic with lots of grapefruit, pine, earth, resin, weed, tart fruits, toast and a touch of caramel. The mouthfeel is soft and round with an astringent finish. Grapefruity, resinous, tea-like finish. Medium bodied.
Scopey (11958) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at DRB, Miami. It pours deep amber, with a thick white head. The nose is pine, leaf, raw hop, resin and some underlying caramel sweetness. The taste is caramel, brown bread, resin, leaf, raw hop, pine and alcohol warmth, with a long, aggressive bitter finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Good bitterness, but a bit too much sweet malty notes for my liking. A solid IPA nonetheless.
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tin. Dark copper red with lasting white head. Full citrusy aroma, smells like sweet oranges. Much lacing. Full bodied, slightly overbalanced on the hop flavour, Light hop finish. Still a very good IPA
djd07 (9533) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Texas Beerfest. Pours a clear amber with a small off white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is floral hops and pine. Medium mouthfeel with a strong bitter hop and light citrus with a nice bitter finish. Hides alcohol well making it easy to drink, a very impressive IPA from Oskar Blues.
Lemke10 (962) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 24, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a cloudy, copper orange color with a thick foamy head. Scent is hoppy with hints of citrus and some bready tones. This first sip is just pure greatness. It’s smooth, crisp, refreshing, and so tasty. The bread and citrus flavors hit my taste buds first as it finish with a crisp dry after taste. Well done Oscar Blues!
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
16oz Can. Thanks for sharing, Kevin! The smells tough. My first thoughts are lemon cleaner and then some sort of candied syrup. The sweetness ruins me right away. On top of the palate wrecking sweetness is a mucky, mushy green vagrant of hop resin. Nothing becomes distinct and everything melds together as overbearing, unbalanced flavors. I could never drink very much of this.
jbruner (3852) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden copper color from the can with a nice off white head and decent lacing. Smell is mostly pine and citrus from the hops, and taste follows suit. A little bit bitter on the back end, but overall well balanced. Nice, but like all oskar blues, its pretty intense.
aracauna (3488) - Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I normally like stuff from Oscar Blues, but this comes across a little sloppy. Hops are a little harsh and green and the malt is a little too sweet and not complex enough. Not bad, but not their best work.