bb (7305) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Rich amber beer with a dark cream head. Grapefruit and pine aroma with dust and caramel. Pine and grapefruit flavor with earth and light caramel. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Pine and earth lingers with grapefruit, light woodsiness, and light caramel.
gmsluiz (1) - - MAY 4, 2012 does not count
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is yet another tasty oskar blues offering. Thick complex flavor. Not thick as in syrupy, but thick like deep. Any self proclaimed IPA whore such as. Myself will surely enjoy. Excellent crisp citrus bite.
OmegaX (1330) - Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sippin’ on that fuggin’ IPA. Woah, this one hits you with a load of pine and grapefruit/citrus right from the start. There is a caramel sweetness aroma as well, paired with other fruits such as apricot and papaya. Pour is bright orange with a white head. Flavors are intense with a heavy dose of honey and caramel, making this one rather sweet up front. Then....BOOM! Hops slap you in the face like when you get caught looking at another chick. Nice. Tons of citrus and tropical fruit with a nice dose of pine in the mix, too. Pleasantly bitter on the finish and rich in flavors all around. Excellent beer.
Chipalsa (1311) - Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Oblivion Taproom. This one had a very sweet aroma - some pine, grapefruit and honey made for an enticing scent. The body was fairly carbonated, and complimented the fresh hop character. Flavors of grapefruit, straw and light toffee was all unbalanced... but in a good way for an IPA. At 8% abv it wasn’t all that strong, but shouldn’t this be a DIPA?
dyetube (1279) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from Market Street McKinney. Pours a deep copper color with a thin off white head. The aromas are pine, grass, citrus. The mouthfeel is dry bitter and citrucy with a medium body and good carbonation. This thing definitely has a kick but it’s one great beer! Cheers!
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark gold. Aroma of lots of pine, dank, grassy. Taste was not as bitter as expected, lots of malt to balance the hops. Really good.
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Canned 4/09/12. Poured from 16oz to Duvel tulip:
The aroma comes first here. Cracked open the can and I’m overwhelmed by massive citrus and soft pine. Some pineapple, no real booze to be had.
Anyways, the appearance... Pours a thin copper with minimal beading, great lacing, and a healthy swelling head.
Taste makes me think Hopslam. Boozy, sugary citrus. Some pine/spruce to support. Malts are few and far between.
The feel is a bit thin, I must say. Goes down about as easy as a IIPA can though.
Overall, I’ve got to find this one again. Quite good.
Slipstream (2189) - USA - MAY 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear amber pour with a small, rocky head. Aroma of fresh pine and floral, malty sweetness, plus a touch of sea air. Smooth and very tasty IPA, with plenty of pine and grapefruit. Very well balanced and goes down surprisingly easy for a medium-big IPA, and has a mellow aftertaste. Deviant Dale’s is pretty close to being an ideal IPA.
Gmku (295) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s quite yummy. It’s one of the tastiest APAs I’ve enjoyed since Three Floyds’ Alpha King. It shares that beers hoppiness, for sure, and almost matches the maltiness.
GandGKevin (932) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from Rob @ Lynnhaven Pub. Thanks Rob! Strong citrus and leafy green hop aromas. Strong hop flavors. Overall a very very good IPA.