Hanuta06 (319) - Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: four ounce sampler from (nitro) tap at Beer Junction.
Aroma: heavily piney, hoppy.
Appearance: large, creamy, off-white, initial head with excellent lacing and fully lasting longevity. Clear, flat, orange body.
Taste: harshly bitter initial flavor and finish with long duration.
Palate: full body, creamy texture and no carbonation.
Overall: everything about this beer was fantastic except for the taste. It was extremely hoppy to the point where it was really great at first but difficult to finish. I’d try it again, but it seems to be more of a novelty than something I’d drink every day.
BrewHaMeister (153) - - JUL 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can pours a red amber with nice head and lacing. Heavy malt aromas balanced with citrus, floral, and caramel. TYMIHA!
chimpgibbon (277) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big blootering red number. Serious malt contender, with the thankful backup of that tropical funk punch to the nose. Does this smell of cauliflower a little? I’m getting a real vegetal front end here. Yep cauliflower cheese.
Palate is rich and creamy, with a great spice note aided by fine carbonation.
Taste is straight up tropical cheese fruit. Mineral maltiness to follow. Lovely balanced tail, not too dry or bitter at all despite the massive hop profile.
This one is in the top 2-3 imperial IPAs I’ve had, of any colour.
Jur (244) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can @ Westerpark, Amsterdam.
Red copper, misty head.
Toffee nose and flavour. Huge resin hop presence. Dangerous....
juppiejo (20) - - JUN 21, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
@Westerpark, flown in by jur, wow! Great red colour , awesome hoppy taste. Little sticky aftertaste.
Darkmagus82 (446) - - JUN 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Transfer from BA review from 6-20-12 -
Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – Served an amber red color with a thin off white head. The head faded fast to leave a moderate amount of lacing.
Smell – The smell was a wonderful balance of sweet tropical fruit (mango, pineapple and a lighter peach) and malt mixed with some citrus and floral hop aromas. Overall very balanced.
Taste – The taste as was the nose was- very balanced. It started out on the sweeter side with a good deal of tropical fruit and some bready features. These are quickly meet with some hop flavors of citrus nature. As the taste moves on and the sweetness fades a bit, one is left with a hoppy citrus, pine and grassy hop flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body is quite creamy with the carbonation level on the lover side. Both really help to accentuate the sweeter and hoppy flavors of the beer and suit it quite well.
Overall – A delicious and very enjoyable red IPA. It has flavor, aroma and feel in a very balanced manner. A wonderful brew and definitely one to try.
CraftBrewJudge (6) - California, USA - JUN 16, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is truly a great Beer. Oskar Blues takes pride in the beers they produce, and it shows. This is a smooth, clean beer, with great character, balance, and hop finish. It is as enjoyable on a cold winter night, as a hot summers day. This beer has toasty, caramel, and biscuit flavors. A great red hue, and a really sweet and crisp finish. I could drink this all day, which makes it very drinkable.
Stuu666 (1440) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at home. Pours reddish brown, burnt toffee, caramel nose, sweet and malty, dry and bitter.
bobaidan (503) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber with a nice head. Aroma is woody and sweet. Medium in body with good carbonation. Flavor is a bit bitter for my taste, but there is a good amount of malty sweetness.
kkleu357 (247) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber pour on tap. Grain smelling. Taste is creamy dankness. Good amount of hop bitterness. Very tasty.
conway (1301) - - MAY 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Translucent red with a thick off white head. Aroma is resinous with pine and sweet fruity malt. Taste adds some tropical fruit, bready malt and substantial alcohol burn. Lots of different things going on here but they're all subtle enough that it's not overwhelming. Mouthfeel is surprisingly soft with little carb. Pretty good.