pintocb (641) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2006
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. From a can....odd. Dark amberish color. White head. Loads of floral hops...very malty taste with a hoppy bite at the end. Great IIPA.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The heavyness of the beer really surprised me. This was on tap at Hop Devil Grill, and I hope to see it in cans at our beer distributor soon. Quite a decent Imperial IPA, but it was really not much like an IPA, but rather a barleywine. It was sugary sweet, hoppy, earthy and even somewhat wine-like. Dark burgundy in color, with a quickly fading ecru-colored head.
JoeMcPhee (8216) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2006 12 oz can. Deep amber beer with a creamy off-white head. Gorgeous nose, fresh citrus, grapefruit, light pine and soft hoppy spiciness behind that. Earthy caramel malts with a hint of sweetness throughout. Great balance, sticky hop oils and sweet grapefruit. Musky spiciness, orange citrus and a bit of toastiness. Moderate bitterness. Another lovely Oskar Blues beer and much better than I remember this being on tap.
Tap at Hop Devil Grill. Copper-coloured beer, thin off-white head. Aroma is hoppy, earthy and fruity at the same time. A bit of chemically flavour that I definitely don’t care for. Flavour is well-balanced, lightly resiny hops over a sweet caramel malt backbone. Toasty malts with some fresh grassy/green hops in back. OK, but a bit of a strange beast.
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notalush (4640) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Hop Devil Grill - double IPA? what? - first of all, the beer is a darkish ambenr, nearly purple - second of all, the beer tastes like a malt-heavy barleywine - oh well, I’m not really a stickler for style guidelines anyway - this kind of tastes like a stronger version of their scotch ale, minus the smokey qualities - abundant dark fruit, and a very thick caramel, almost chocolate flavor - hops come to the fore near the end - a pretty decent beer, but a little hot in the finish.
jcr (2112) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy copper appearance with comfortable off-white head. Nose is filled with flowers and citrus, especially orange peel and grapefruit. Hints of wood, maltiness, but not a lot. The flavor is modestly sweet orange and less modestly bitter grapefruit. Notes of pine and caramel. Full body and slightly sticky. Moderate finish. Thought this displayed a nice balance between sweet and bitter.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on draft at Smokin’ Joes in Pittsburgh this beer poured a dark caramel color with a small white head. The aroma is enormous floral and citrusy hops. One of the strongest hop aroma’s I have encountered. The flavor is full of huge floral and piney hop notes that attack the palate. There is not a whole lot of malt here to counterbalance the immense hop attack. Almost painfully hoppy - yet tasty.
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks Brewblackhole for sharing this one! Figured this was gonna be a joke, a IPA comming from a can!!??Poured a nice deep copper color with small tan gead.Surprisingly big sweet caramel malt and hop aroma.First sip...WOW nice citrus hop flavor with a great caramel malt backing. Great mouthfeel tot his one too! It finishes off with a nice bitter ending....Wonderful!. Who says nothing good can come from a can!?
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can’t get over a beer tasting this good coming out of a can. Piney citrusy aroma,that gets bigger as it warms, full hop citrusy taste, with enough carmel malt for good backing. Get some,give it to your friends,just to watch their expression when they taste an Imperial IPA from a can
beastiefan2k (2274) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Notes from last night at the Hop Devil Grill. Tap poured into a 10oz wine glass. Pours a dark copper, cannot see through the beer. Aroma is present, all hops of course. A very smooth DIPA, not abrasive like most. Very sweet flavor, lots of tropical fruits. The bitterness complements it well.
FlagstoneHill (213) - Erie, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can Grapefruit, Tangerine, interesting aromas Transparent, medium brown (Cola). Average head Malty with some fruity notes. Quite balanced. Long bitter finish Medium body, light carbonation Interesting interpretation of an IPA. Dark Brown, but quite hoppy. Well balanced. YUMMY