TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
$13 a 4-pack for the privilege of trying this beer...not a good investment. I love Dale’s Pale Ale and Old Chub so I thought that Gordon must be outstanding. I was wrong. Not a bad beer but not worth the cost of two sixers of Sweetwater IPA.
Zeswaft (1370) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
$4.25 a can! Better be good. I love Dale’s. dark copper color with very little head. Strong grapefruit hop aroma. Flavor is very malty, big caramelly. almost too malty, i really wanted the hops to shine. I think dales might be more skewed to hops. Very smooth carbonation.
nolankowal (931) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can courtesy of goldtwins, thanks again Larry! Dark amber pour with a creamy yellowed-off white head. Great aroma of pine, caramel malt...some grapefruit and perhaps a bit of lemon zest. The flavor is rich resiny pine hops with some caramel malt to make things a bit more bittersweet...some spiciness... a tinge of pepper behind this gigantic hop punch. Sticky and smooth body...almost a vegetal kind of sweetness in the front which goes to some sweet malt in the middle to the bite at the end that sticks for a long finish that is rather dry when compared to the rest of the beer. Great stuff!
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is clear lightish copper with a thin dense tan head...smell is piney and soapy...sticky resiny flavor...
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 13, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pillowy tan head. Beautiful caramel coloring. Nice mild citrus malt nose. Flavor is a nice dry grapefruit mellowed by caramel malt. There isn’t a sharp bite to this IPA instead it is subtle kind of English in a way. Expansive flavor.
JohnnyJ (4358) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 12, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 can. Pours a clear dark gold with an offwhite head and good lacing. Caramel, piney hops, and citrus aroma. Very smooth flavor of caramel malt, floral notes, critrus, and piney hops. Probably one of the smoothest and easiest to drink IIPA’s that I’ve had. Best beer in a can.
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 9, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
This canned brew from Captain Cougar poured a head of foamy tan colored bubbles that was long lasting and left behind a hazy brown colored body with floating yeast chunks and a fair lacing. The aroma was of caramel hops. The smooth mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of very mild hops and a good amount of caramel. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again. I down graded it a bit as it was not like any IPA I had ever had. Too sfot and was missin g the typical hop content. Still it was very very good.
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 (2559) - 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.