fro2218 (471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 23, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is delighfully hoppy. Has a wonderful balance with a lot of sweet caramely malt. Damn good.
riversideAK (6057) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a murky reddish brown with visible floaties. Strong and hoppy atoma. Notes of pine and other earth tones and some toastiness. Strong bitterness up front. Very piney but it does become more subdued with some woody flavors, caramel, and light sweet fruit. Mouthfeel is rather smooth and mellow for how hoppy it is. Fruity with some vanilla and grass too. Not to resiny or dry but more fruity and nice. I like this one.
Christian (12578) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber beer with a medium sized, lasting off-white head. Ridiculously intense American hop aroma, with peach and orange up front, grapefruit, wood, roses, pine and a hint of caramel malt behind it.
Rather sweet, with a strong and delicious bitterness. There is a slightly unpleasant grassy hop flavour initially, but soon it’s a nice grapefruit and peach flavour that dominates. Long lasting bitterness burning in your mouth to make any hophead feel satisfied.
yespr (39643) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 fl oz can. Pours clear and amber with a 2 finger thick light orange head. Dry, woody, grapefruity and peachy aroma. Flavour holds a solid sweet malt base with a nice fruityness on top. In the finish a nice liqourice note appears. Simple and very flavourful, great stuff.
Enjoyit (3737) - Vadum, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber of color with an off-white head. An aroma of hops and weak notes of malt and liqurice. A flavor of malt, pines, citrus and a bitter finish.
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. can from Plaza Liquor - Pours a clear deep copper color with a one and a half finger thickoff white head. Nice lacing. Light carbonation. Aroma is full of hops with some sweet doughy malt in the background. Flavor is mostly semi-sweet toasted malt, but has some nice hop flavoring left in there. Palate is slightly dry and bitter. Medium body. A good beer.
iswain1914 (19) - USA - OCT 17, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hail Oskar Blues. Old Chub is damn good, Dale’s Pale Ale is outstanding, and Gordon is equally as impressive. Why don’t all American microbreweries remember the golden rule followed by Oskar Blues, Stoudts, and Bells? (Allright , Anchor and Sierra Nevada too....) BALANCE HEAVY HOPS WITH A MALTY BACKBONE!!!!!!! Is it that hard to remember or are most american "hopheads" simply tasteless little twits? Brew more beers like this, American brewers, and we will get worldwide recognition....something we do not, as of yet, deserve.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. can, presumably fairly fresh, as this just reappeared in NC stores. A large rocky off white head with great staying power developed from this ruby/amber pour, and left excellent lace to boot. Aromas of burnt caramel, spice, citrus rind, and pine were evidence of the big, fresh hop presence. Resinous on the palate, with a pleasing medium body and light carbonation. A caramel malty sweetness balances well with a spicy bitterness, all complemented by a lengthy dry, but not overly bitter, finish.
cschmelz (5) - Yakima, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2007 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
When the local beer store told me I should try this ’interesting’ beer in a can I didn’t think it was going to be a good idea. Wow was I wrong. Thick and sweet with a huge hop aroma and flavor. Floral hop taste is very powerful. Very similar to my favorite homebrew ever which was a Double IPA that haunts my dreams still. Wonderful surprise!
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Dark, almost maroon with good cloudiness. Tiny white head that sits on the beer all the way to the end. A bit of burnt malts on the nose, near odorless. Really interesting flavor. Rich, sugary malts. Bitter hops. Warm alcohol burn. It all blends remarkably well to make a unique, drinkable heavy brew.