NielsenRatings (8279) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2012 Tap @ Falling Rock. Red orange appearance with a tan head. Piney, organic, somewhat citrusy, light ganja hoppy aroma. Dark grapefruity, ganja, piney hoppy, rich, toasty malty aroma. Bitter, ganja hoppy aftertaste. Smokable. I thought mikey and slim ernie were being dicks but there is a furniture polish element to this beer but it is more of a ganja resiny flavor.
Doodler (312) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Cask at Danny Williams tribute. Pours a cloudy tan with a monster off white head. Big hop aroma. Lemon zest and bready orange notes on the nose. Tingly mouthfeel with a malty hop backbone. Doubling the hops adds a slightly bitter finish. Still a pleasant, creamy pale ale and a nice variation on Dales regular (which is a fav easy drinker from them).
rkarimi68 (5) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2011 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Oskar Blues Liquids and Solids. Very hoppy and delicious. Will be canning in 16 oz., come the new year.
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Liquid and Solids...8% APA, eh? Pours with a lightly hazed amber-golden hued body with a small white head. Aromas of hops, citrus, quite dank, CTZ, mango. Flavors are hoppy, dank, herbal and a bit minty even. Medium bubbles, dry finish.
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear orange with persisten off-white head & lacing. Heady, huge, hop aroma filled with grass & floweers. Huge hoppy palate, more flowers, grapefruit rind, grass...bitter,bitter, persistently bitter finish.
zizzybalubba (1318) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2012 Replaces my initial review at Oskar Blues Grill and Brew in Lyons, CO during GABF week 2011. This review is from a 16 oz. can from Samís Quik Shop in Durham, NC. Pours rusty orange with an off-white head. Aroma of piney and floral hops. Bitter hop flavor of grapefruit, pine needles, and tangerine. Awesome. I have tried this several times on tap and in the can since my initial review and I must say it is a better beer to me now than my previous review (initially I gave this a 3.8 overall). Quickly this is becoming one of my favorite new beers.
drewbeerme (3869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Oskar blues, pours deep golden with white head. Nose of pine and grapefruit and pine. Flavors have a solid fresh hoppiness and piney goodness, grapefruit, honeydew, good bitterness throughout. Nice brew.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(draft at Old Chicago on Woodmen Rd, 1/29/11). Cloudy copper color. Medium off white head. Moderate citrus hop aroma. Flavor of the same, with strong bitterness. Long duration. Strong bitter finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Good lacing.
EithCubes (4638) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the tasty weasel. Orange pour with a fluffy head and orange peel, pine, resin, and citrus, with a slightly gritty bready aftertaste. Medium-light body thins out amid APA-level bitterness. Only difference from regular Daleís appears to be the aggressive dry-hopping.
thirdeye11 (5394) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) cloudy bright orange with few bubbles. Nose of pine, orange peel and other candied citrus fruit. Taste of very bitter pine, spicy pepper, alcohol and malted grain. Finish is just way too bitter for me to enjoy it, and not sweet enough. Iím sure hopheads would love this though.