ross (2042) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can that I have wanted to try for a long time, and fortunatly Sean was able to grab this one on one of his trips. Pours out with a big smooth nice slow head, all of which describe sean’s abilities. Smell is hoppy, grassy, some pine notes and a touch of alcohol. Taste is smooth and rich and somewhat metallic at first, but that subsides pretty quickly. This was a good beer from a seemingly good brewery. I wish I could buy this near charlotte.. would be good to have a can or 2 around.
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Duane shared a can of this with me, thanks! Very cloudy copper orange color. Citrusy and somewhat sugary aroma. Very citrusy hoppy flavor. For 90 IBUs this was very smooth and easy drinking while still having a nice hoppy kick to it.
emacgee (3808) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of brewblackhole. Nice color, reddish amber and you can’t see through it. The head was there, not really thing per se (like an impy. stout or barley wine), just not really thick. The aroma is nice, piney and spicy hop, definitely smell bitterness, some malty sweetness. Wonderfully balanced aroma. However, I’ve recently had several beers that let me down with taste after putting up a wonderful aroma so we’ll see. Ok, tastes like a powerful IPA, makes sense, definitely bitter and dry, but it has a sweet fruit background to it thats appreciable. I rarely like something that is bitter to be bitter and the fact that this does something else makes me appreciate it. The palate was actually pretty harsh at first, waxy and attackingly bitter, but as you drink more it mellows out. The finish follows suite, bitter and a tad bit warm, this is the only area the supposed 9.2% comes in. I’m not an IPA/bitter fan but I can’t help myself from rating this fairly well, so good job Oskar Blues.
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Received through trade with brewblackhole. The color was an amber color with a thin, off white head. The aroma was amazing. There was a very strong fruit smell. It reminded me of peach cobbler with the prominent peach and spice smell. I didn’t smell much hops considering that this beer is a double IPA. The flavor was a nice tart apricot flavor with bitter hops. The palate was thin and carbonated. The finish was bitter and sour.
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can!!! Pours copper/amber. Nice aroma of cutrusy-pineapple, sticky, resiny hops. Also some sweet caramel malts. Flavor is strong bitter grapefruit, citrus, biting hops, again a nice sweet malty balance, and a wonderful alcohol warming finish.
Rballs01 (278) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours a copper-orange. The glass is a cloudy hop-haze. Full powered hops on the first sip followed by a warming alcohol coating. What a brilliant colored beer and complex balance. Definitely worth the $. Cheers Gordo!
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - JAN 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
poured big off-white head which retained and laced well. nose was yeasty, raisin malty, with some floral earthy hops. taste was pretty much the same a little sweet and not hoppy enough.
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’d been searching for this for some time and was disappointed when on a trip to Colorado last June I couldn’t find it after going to six different beer stores. but thanks to captaincougar, I was finally able to get one of these 12 oz. cans, thanks Tom. pours an orangey amber with a dense foamy head. very citrus nose, especially grapefruit up front. some malt lurking in the background, but mostly hops. alcohol was not completely hidden, but not a distraction. a very enjoyable beer and one I hope I get my hands on again.
bscanlon (18) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
draft and can sampled. liked the draft better, however you cant pass up drinking beer from a can every once in a while. citrusy, mainly grapefruit. it seemed to twinge the tongue on the way down. alcohol very present in this one. obviously the best beer in a can ever.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bright orange-amber body with a dense foamy ivory head. Nice hop profile of sweet tropical fruits and cedar, plus a light crystal malt underbelly. Very tasty flavor with some candied qualities, more sweet than bitter style-wise, but not overly so. Bitterness gradually develops. This would be out of this world if brewed for a little more apparent attenuation, but regardless this is truly an amazing achievement among canned beverages. I’d happily go fishing with Gordon.