Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - APR 27, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper colored with a fluffy head. Floral and resiny nose. Full bodied, but crisp from high carbonation. Grapefruit and pine and tons of bitter hops. Delicious.
burakak (7) - indian trail, USA - APR 27, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
hops, hops and hops and did i mention more hops. very hoppy, full body great enjoyable beer
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
CanIHave4Beers (4024) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an orange color with a small head and good lacing on the glass.
The aroma is intensely herbal and not unlike the aroma of mowing a ditch. Some fruity hops are in there too, this is one damned pungent beer.
The flavor is not as hop forward as the aroma, but it is herbal and grassy. The bitterness is light and some rich maltiness does shine through. Some booziness is present but I was surprised to see this as high as 8%. The beer is hop dominated in flavor but the hops aren’t as bright or forward as they are in the aroma.
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - APR 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours a really dark amber color with an off white head. Aroma is of grapefruit, pine, and lots of resin, earthy notes and garlic, with a small amount of caramel malt. The flavor follows the nose, super piney and earthy, with the garlic flavors, some herbal notes, resin, grapefruit and caramel. The body is medium with a dry mouth feel. Overall a pretty tasty IPA, that is quite different, reminds me a little of Sixpoint Resin.
AdamChandler (4540) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked this up in a trade. Kept it in the fridge for a week and poured into a pint glass.
A - 2-Finger light tan head. Huge abundance of creamy tight bubbles. Head lacing sticks right to the side of the glass. SRM of 4.5, light brown resembling tanned leather.
S - Huge profile of dry hops hits the nose first. Very light expected aroma of citrus and pine. More of a burnt cedar scent with a lot of dry hops. Lots of honey or caramel malts and a very boozy scent but it is a big IPA.
T - Wow. Great DIPA without an overwhelming level of bitterness. IBU is far less intense than other IPAs in this category.Citrus, lemon and caramel with a lot of floral characters.
M - 50/50 carbonation on the mouth swish. Medium bodied. Huge lingering dry hop taste that stays around until you wash it down with water.
O - This is a most impressive beer. Wow. Drinkable, not a hop explosion and pleasant on a nice chilly day like today.
wedgie9 (2638) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Canned on 04-05-12
Tasted on 4/25/12 from a 16oz can purchased at Vinea. Pours clear amber with an average off-white head that slowly recedes to thin lace, leaving thick residue along the inside of the glass. The nose is super intense earthy resin hops, and a ton of caramel and bread malt, with the same touch of onion that I get off of other Oskar Blues hoppy beers. The flavor is a hop punch in the mouth with tons of bitter, earthy resin, the touch of onion, and the almost sweet, and equally intense, caramel and bread malt. The body is full with lively carbonation and a super long and intensely bitter, earthy resin hops with a touch of bread malt.
rdixon77 (2353) - Georgia, USA - APR 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oskar Blues always does big flavors...and this one delivers. The pour is a richer red than most IPAs I’ve seen. A ruby gold with deep lacing. The smell is definitely intriguing. A sweetness of cantaloupes and melon. The carmel malt sweetness hits real soft at first and is immediately washed away with a grand hoppy bitterness. A real bite that lingers. The aftertaste is piney, resiny, and going to stick around til tomorrow morning. Medium body with a definite dryness.
DD is a lotta beer. Its got a kick, for sure. Not one to session, but a nice ride through one pint in a can.
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
To me, this beer defines imperial pale ale, the malts are quite present in a mildly sweet way... there are some nice stone fruit and pine hop flavors that cut through, but there was not really an assault of hops on my palate... a little bit fuller bodied that a lot of other ipas at that same abv... decent beer, worth trying, but for the price its a bit underwhelming...
reggiedunlop (3667) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber with a medium tan head. Aroma has some spicy/earthy notes and light citrusy floral notes...orange...a bit of caramely malty. Flavor is tealike and boozy...more on the earthy/bitter side...a bit piney and medicinal. Mouthfeel is medium and oily with a piney/medicinal finish.
argo0 (13309) - Washington DC, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Small off-white head, lightly hazed amber body. Aroma is very inviting -- moderately sweet, grapefruit, mango, some cantaloupe. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, mango, some pineapple. Medium body, some resin, light stickiness. They can call it an IPA, but really -- it’s an IIPA (and a delicious one at that).