michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at Brewery: Aroma was very hoppy with scents of pine, herbs, and resin. No malt aroma. Poured amber in color. Good, off-white head. Great lacing. Clear and sparkling. Flavor = hops! Tastes of pine. Heavily bitter with a long bitter finish. Well balanced. Medium body. Lively carbonation. Great double IPA. Very fresh.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2007 Pours Deep amber with clarity and noticable effervescence; head is mostly full, off-white, pillowy, and lasts well with some lacing. Nose is nice, certainly grapefruit citrus up front with piney hops and orange peel there too, and a faint malty-caramelly note. Flavor is somewhat simple (for an imperial) but the flavors really ’cooperate’ nicely. Piney hops prickle the tongue at first with citrus hops dominating later all with a freshness to them. The malt back bone really compliments the hops and their moderately high bitterness, with mostly a caramel sweetness and some toasty biscuits and a note of apricots. Palate is medium in body with a creamy texture and is betwen soft and lively after the initial ’prickle.’ Finish is fairly long and mostly bitter with some caramelly sweetness sticking around and the alcohol making itself known, but not really in a bad way. This is one of the simpler imperials I’ve had, but everything worked so well together and it was incredibly drinkable. Coming from someone who is not a hop-head, this was incredibly refreshing. Oskar blues has shown me nothing but excellent beer.
After aging one year... Less aggressive but with plenty of hop character still. The apricot note is more apparent, the pine notes are more resinous, and the hop character is less "fresh" but still attractive. This one has not really gained in complexity but is still quite pleasant as a underhopped IIPA.
MIBRomeo (2555) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
ok an IIPA in a can.. i"ve now scene it all.. oh and it’s good too.
Dk golden color nice tan head decent lacing. Nice hopped aroma reminds me of terrapin rye squared a bit but not quite as nice. Citrus and a good amount of malt. full creamy well coated palate. Nice grass & grapefruit dominated by sweet carmels yet finishes dry. Very good.
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - SEP 30, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Brewgrass Fest. DIPAs usually aren’t my thing, but this one kicks some serious butt! Huge Amarillo hop aroma that just won’t quit. The flavor still showcases the hops, while garnishing with some maltiness to back it up. Definately a "bigg’en" but not punishingly bitter.
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear copper in color with a nice fluffy white head. Hoppy and malty aroma. Citrusy pine notes. Malty and hoppy flavor. Apricot notes. Sticky and sweet finish. Medium bodied. Very nice. Enjoyable.
Suttree (5130) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 25, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear copper, nice beige head. Big hoppy, resiny aroma. Nice fresh hoppy. flowery flavor dominates at first, soon followed by a smooth creamy malt backbone. Very sticky, resiny finish. Sampled at Asheville Brewgrass 2006.
TChrome (1417) - Bedford, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer pours beautiful dark amber color with a big, totally retained head. Aroma is nicely hoppy with some burnt sugar. Flavor is strongly citric with an equally strong smoked malt flavor. Mouthfeel is a bit uneven. Good albeit unique Double IPA.
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow! An IPA in a can. Golden amber color. Smell of wonderful hops, pine, citrus, caramel and malt. Taste of malt, hops, apricots, orange peal, some pine and flowers. Outstanding bitterness that is sweet and lingers for a while.
maeib (8664) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Canned - LCRBM2 - A copper coloured beer. The aroma is nicely hoppy with some alcohol sweetness. The taste is nice hops also with a decent malt balance and noticeable alcohol. Maybe a little banana late on. Is this the best beer from a can in the World?
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft Taco Mac SS - Aroma is thick chewy hops and carmel malt. Pours brown with a nice lasting creamy head and great lacing. Flavor is more malt than hops (they are still there for sure) and the alcohol shows up. Palate is creamy and smooth. Tasty but a little hot.