Ktwse (714) - SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear amber with low white head. Aroma of caramel malt, honey, resin, tropical fruits. A bit subdued, maybe. Taste is a massive malty sweet balanced by a very controlled bitterness that grows in the finish. Body is medium, creamy-oily, with soft carbonation.
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bigtaster (396) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale gold color, white head, frothy. Grapefruit from aroma. Pine hop that lingers on the palate. Lighter body, not much balance a bit of alcohol.
baugh12 (13) - lakeland, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Likewise on bschnabs rewiew, whatever he said is exactly right. You will deffiently like this if u like his stuff
BSchnab (38) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma is citrus hop. appearance is ok amber. taste grapefruit ok balance overall above average but not great
deaconmike (60) - Roswell, USA - APR 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent beer. On tap at Taco Mac. Light copper, slightly cloudy. Others commented there was thick head and outstanding lacing; I had none I’d this. Aroma is outstanding - heavy citrus. Delicious, well balanced flavor. Lots of citrus, nice hoppy bitterness, but doesn’t make you pucker. Goes down smooth for 9.5%. Highly recommend.
rangerred (662) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - APR 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz can into a pint glass.
Pours a clear light copper with a rock solid one finger white head. The head retention on this is absolutely outstanding along with the lacing. It forms nearly a solid sheet all the way down the sides of the glass.
Aroma has a very earthy, rye, dank character that is quite different from many other IIPA’s that tend to focus on the citrus. The rye and earthy hops blend quite nicely and give a very inviting smell if not a little one dimensional.
The flavor continues the earthy characters with more rye and some musty and dank notes. Some pine and tree bark along with a slick mouthfeel that feels very rye-like. Bitterness is quite high and the finish is dry for a beer of this strength which I greatly appreciate. One think I cannot stand is a super sweet IIPA.
Overall, a very nice and quite different beer that is a great pleasure to drink. It tends to be a little one dimensional at times with the pine and earth but I quite like it. A little pricey but really worth every penny.
matthewjk (734) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Here is the Gubna! Oskar Blues always has quality beverages. I like their imperial IPA they have here, but not as much as many of their "everyday" beers. Little one-dimensional on the spicy side. Yes, the malt is there for balance, but I was looking for something else beside spice and dry pine. Still, nicely crafted beverage that was nice to try.
burgy (356) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Man I really enjoyed this beer! Aromas are very strong and hoppy. Such freshness and overall awesomeness! God really just love it! Lots of resin and piney feel. Overall, again god I love it!
jdb288 (19) - JACKSON, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
caramel, toast, roasty, alcohol, amber, hazy, minimal head, heavy cloying sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, soft carbonation, bitter,
Heavy, bitter IPA with a strong alcohol finish.
ColovianTrader (44) - - APR 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Heavy citrus aroma and flavor. More malts than most IPA. Smooth caramel balances nicely with grapefruit bitterness. Hints of rye bread and toffee. A bit too much spice in the aftertaste for myself, but helps make it a complex and unique beer.