Aurelius (3728) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma has a big orange Jello fruitiness with lots of west coast hops. Some pungent and veggie hop tones in there. Mostly clear brownish orange, not much head, viscous pour, bleh can design. The pungent, and off notes in the aroma really come through in the flavor profile. Pretty heavily bittered, not as sweet as the aroma would lead you to believe, heavy mouthfeel. Very light vanilla and caramel, some woodiness. Aftertaste is all about the hops. Warming. New Lear Market.
BrewDad (4505) - Olympia, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One big freaking IPA huge hops and flavor this was the shizzle. Glad it was the last beer of the day it kills your tastes buds it is so over the top with hops.
Pailhead (4242) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2010
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2010 Courtesy of pantanap via trade
Bottle: The aroma is really rough and loaded with what I associate with sweaty clothes after working out. There some citrus hops there, but itís really an unpleasant aroma. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a small white head. The flavor starts fruity with some mango. The finish lots of citrusy hops and "sweaty" flavors. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. I just canít get past the sweaty aromas and flavors.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010 Can - Thanks BuckeyeBoy! - Pours neon ornage with a small white head...aroma is very fruit forward, tropical fruits pineapple and apricot, melon, floral and pitchy hops...flavour is only lightly bitter, grassy and clean, sweet caramel malt, very sweet actually...finish is mostly malty with only slightly lingering bitterness..
smith4498 (2794) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden orange color with off white head. Aroma of pine and citrus hops. Sweet malt flavor with a hefty dose of bitter, citrusy hops. Some heat from the alcohol. Medium body with with average carbonation. An interesting brew.
hatchattack (255) - Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
can. aroma of floral hops. pours amber color. there is an explosion of citrus in the beginning, then big hops with kind of a spicy finish. not as boozy as i was expecting. epic beer
NickVega (154) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Itís certainly everything promised. A smooth talking killer. Not overly bitter, alcohol wallup is not harsh at all, but overall -- wow, a huge beer.
drpimento (2040) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 20, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
this is really world class beer. An I woulda even given it better cept fo the grapefruit thang. Served with a nice off white head and good lace. Color is a clear 18k gold amber. Aroma is major hops with good malt and a little fruit. Interesting thing about this beer is although it has the grapefruit thing going on, itís tempered by a reduction of acid and a slight boost of sugar. Makes it chewier, less coy, and a much better brew all around. Great body and finish- in fact, perfect for the style. Finish is quite rich and so only a slow sipper. Not a session.
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz can served in a tulip. Pour is tarnished gold with three fingers of wispy slight off-white foam sitting on top. Nose is a blast of grapefruit, pear, hops, pine tar, and candy sugar. Taste is an explosion of hops and citrus that is off the chart! This is followed immediately by enough malt, as well as light fruit, to walk the tight line between a beautiful blend of hops and the mouth watering bitter beer face. Wow!! The only other big IPA that Iíve enjoyed anywhere near this is Racer X. Just delicious!
jeff789 (1400) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mostly clear thin tan head... aromatic pungent hops mostly citrusy... good not great flavor a touch muddled not the big hop kick I expected... expect more from oskar blues... medium full bodied...