Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Canned 2/20/13 "Happy G’Birthday!"
Appearance: Like any other Oskar Blues product, crystal clear. This one has a color you’d expect -- red. The head is off-white, meringue-like, and about a finger high. Lacing is spotty but nice.
Smell: A very nice blend of hops, and it’s hard to pinpoint one aroma that I’m getting out of it ... the "aftersmell" is super sweet, which is the best part about it. After digging for a little while, I finally decided that this beer has a pretty significant pineapple and tropical fruit aroma.
Taste: Malty flavors coat the mouth quite a bit thanks to the fact that this is a red, but the intense amount of hops balance that sweetness extremely well. Peppery, spicy hops burn the back of the tongue just a little bit, and I find that it’s a great way to make sure the malt isn’t too dominant. The finish is a tad bitter, but the front is pretty sweet, so again, very nice balance here overall.
Feel: The feel on this one is nearly perfect -- it’s a pretty big beer (ABV wise and someone heavy in the feel as well), and it almost drinks like a meal. At the same time, the drinkability on this one is crazy high.
Overall: This could be my favorite Oskar Blues offering. Dale’s Pale is a great pale ale with a refreshing hop kick, Mama’s Little Yella is a must-try for anybody that’s a Bud Light only person (since it has a pretty light, but solid flavor), Deviant Dale’s is a huge, burning, whale of an IPA... but G’Knight is just better, despite how good all of those beers are. Super tasty, refreshing, gets the job done... must try.
Modularman (128) - - SEP 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smell of juicy fruit, appearance is deep amber, taste is nice fruit with earthy rye and a slight bitter finish
miyauchi38 (233) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
tia (917) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Oskar Blues. A nice warm up on a cold day. Never had this brew of theirs before so I tried it out on a stop through town on vacation. Not too sweet, nice moderate hop character. Going down easy.
Luvystypotables (655) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An aroma of malt, rye and a trace of hops. Reddish amber color with a lasting creamy off white head. Sweet malt taste with grains, rye, and traces of hops. An oily feel with a sweet malt finish.
TyggaBrown (391) - NORWAY - SEP 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very hoppy! This is actually a bit more than I at the time could handle. Great aroma, which really gave me the right expectations, but the taste was as I said a bit more than I could take. Insanely bitter, with character of red apples and some dry floral stuff.
orangesol (853) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on cask at Al’s of Hampden into a nonic pint.
A - Pours a hazy light brown with a small one finger white head that leaves light lacing down the glass.
S - Fragrant piney hops give it a grassy, leafy, aroma that helps to balance the sweetness from the caramel malts. A hint of the alcohol hides well but is present. A preview of things to come if there ever was one.
T - Huge sweetness from the malt right off the bat. The piney hops pick up where the sweetness left off. Hop flavors are similar to the nose with the addition of citrus fruits such as orange, lemon, and grapefruit. Alcohol is hidden well but is present in the finish. The bitterness from the hops are a welcome addition to this overly sweet offering.
M - Medium body with a medium-heavy flavor thanks to all the sweetness. Good carbonation. Fairly smooth with a sticky sweet finish.
D - I enjoyed this one quite a bit but the huge amounts of sweetness knocks it down a few notches. A good offering from the kings of cans.
OsuStu (46) - - AUG 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint from a growler. Transparent red with a thick off white head. Aroma is caramel, citrus, grass, and spices. Heavy malts, citrus hops, grapefruit, pine. Sticky finish. Lingering bitterness.
Niall73 (1774) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours a hazy dark reddy colour. Nice fresh trop fruit, grassy hoppiness. Medium body, medium carbonation. Caramel, juicy trop fruit, lemon, fruit loaf... Sticky, but balanced and tasty.
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dEnk (3803) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can @ home, thx Vaiz. Aroma is big and bold fruity, piney and light herbal hops, some caramel malt notes. Flavour is big and malty with lightly burned caramel at first, then fruity hops with building bitterness, then more burned caramel. Hefty but very nice.
Vaiz (3347) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Total Wine, Summerlin. Almost clear orange pour, thin off-white head. Aroma is fruity, sweaty, slightly floral, caramel and grapefruit. Flavor is quite bitter, fruity and with a thick body. Heavy brew.