ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This poured a dark yellow with a quick dissipating head. Aroma is all over the place with doughy sweetness and some lesser floral hops. Taste has a strong blast of sweetness of molasses and cakebread counterbalanced by the aromatic hops. The 100 IBUs are definitely there but do not linger as much on the aftertaste. The aftertaste has a lot of veggies on it like brussel sprouts and baby carrots. Very interesting beer.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can. Pours a mostly clear golden orange with a big, frothy off white head, sticky lacing. Great nose of citrus peel and light spice. A good amount of semi sweet malt and citrus in the flavor, sticky and bitter on the finish.
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
can at redlight redlight. pours an interesting light rust color with minimal lace. Very skunky hoppy nose and i mean that in a very good way. though pretty bitter, not as excruciatingly bitter as one might expect. pretty mellow and easy going down for such a dramatic nose. pretty dry and nice. once again oskar blues hit the mark.
redlight (2299) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dank piney aroma with a lot of resin. Pours a golden pale with a thin white head. Rich citrus with a solid earthy bitterness with piney grassy notes with a rich solid malt back ground and spicy dry finish. Very solid double ipa!
3fourths (7533) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - APR 8, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2011 resinous and oily hop nose: creamed orange liqueur and corn syrup, light notes of tomato and other green vegetables. viscous, oily, soapy texture. more orange cleaning solution, celery, tomato and sesame seed. weird. difficult to finish. whatís wrong with oskar blues these days?
thornecb (3985) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours bright, dark gold into a snifter. White micro head with excellent retention. Lemon rind and grapefruit aromas. Sweet earth and grapefruit bith upfront turning full in the middle before a lasting bitter resin and alcohol burn.
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Caponeís. Poured a medium golden color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops, citrus, and some spiciness. Tastes of the same floral hops, citrus, and some lighter caramel.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - APR 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Canned. waiting on the tall boys. Dark gold to orange color with a small white head. Very fresh, raw hop aroma, sweet with some orange and guava, and a touch of garlic, though that might be a concession to the haters. Light peanut note too, mixing with the spice to give a massuman curry impression. Medium sweet and pretty boozy with a medium-strong bitter finish. Malt is light and somewhat grainy and spicy, with rye showing a touch. Spicy and somewhat garlic-like hop flavors that the alcohol accentuates. Medium-full body with medium-low carbonation. Too hot, and the hop choice for a singe hop here is somewhat questionable. The nose is interesting, so Iíll give it some credit though.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very light, clear copper color, fair amount of leggy lace. Powerful aroma of cannabis and orange. Very skunky in a cannabis sort of way. Lightly sugary malt components. Aroma is initially quite thick and herbal, blooming into some peachy and piney components, orange flesh. Lightly sweet with some prickly and nuanced malt components. Bitter, but not overly bitter finish.
elgiacomo (744) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - APR 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2010 12oz canned 3/22/2010. Pours clear golden amber with a one finger off white head that maintains a very small cap and leaves some spots of lacing. This smells strongly of pot, also a lot of grapefruit and citrus rind, pine, some orange and tropical fruit, spice. Strong and funky aroma. Flavor is fruity, orange, pineapple, grapefruit, very hoppy up front, then some caramel sweetness, quite spicy, finishes bittersweet and spicy. Mouthfeel is slick and oily, low carbonation, starts to get a little sticky. Tasty, funky, unique DIPA, price hurts though...