craftycarl21 (2245) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear orange-amber pour with a smallish white head. Aroma holds tons of mango, pineapple, orange, and guava; just massive amounts of fruity hop character. Also some herbal notes, perhaps tarragon or mint. A touch of earthiness is in the background as well. Flavor is wayyy more resinous than the aroma; lots of pine sap, spruce, and freshly cut grass that cuts out a lot of the lighter fruit notes, leaving mostly citrus. Herbal and floral characteristics are present as well, with nice caramel malt balancing out the hops. Palate is sticky and smacking, but glides down smoothly. Damn good DIPA; another great beer from Oskar Blues.
jkwalking05 (3827) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber in color with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of fresh cut grass, pine, grapefruit and hops. Taste is of grapefruit, pine, pineapple, and mango.
travita (4052) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear and golden in color. Decent off white head. Ok carbonation. The smell is tropical fruits, hops, alcohol, pine, and citrus. The taste is fruits, citrus, hops, pine, caramel, sweetish. Lighter bitterness. Medium body.
Tejas (872) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge white head. Looked lighter than I expected.
Wow! Never had a beer that taste this fresh/green and grassy. Reminds me of a fresh cut lawn. So much so that the first sip kinda knocks ya back. Even the next day when I opened another and knew what to expect it still stopped me. Now, thatís not a terrible thing, especially on an IIPA just had to adjust a bit and after the first sip and my tongue was strapped down for another swig everything was a-ok. Good beer!
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can:   Amberish, a little fiery, very clear, pour was rather viscous, little head, sparce lacing, very light carbonation.   Resiny nose, sweet hoppy rind as well.   Some alcohol is noticeable.   Very warming on the tongue, sweet, malty but not too heavy.   A little more fusels show up as it warms, but it isnít as hot as I thought it would be.   Letís just say its very warming.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   I thought Gordon was their IIPA, for which I prefer.   Decent beer as is, but very warming.   Its a sipper without being cloying.   Oh, and its not over the top with hoppy bitterness, which I like.   Good.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can shared with Steebo777. Hazy orange-gold pour with a loose white head. Massively dank aroma with notes of bubblegum, melon and citrus. The flavor is cantaloupe, honey, grapefruit and some floral pine on the finish. Creamy medium body with soft carbonation.
egajdzis (5370) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, pine, citrus fruits, and some oniony notes. Taste of tropical fruits, citrus, pine, and more garlic/onion, with some alcohol as well.
Botnik (142) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12zo can. slightly hazy, golden with a thin head and some lacing. While it is bitter enough for my taste, It lacks complexity.
DYCSoccer17 (3333) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce can from the Davis Food Co-Op. The aroma on this beer is all about the hops. Initial aroma has a nice grssiness to it, before the massive christmas tree pine aromas start dominating. This is so piney and nice. I feel like I am in a forest. There is a light underlying malt sweetness, too. Very quaffable. Transparent orange-golden body with a nice, frothy, strong off-white head present that leaves nice lacing. Starts off quite sweet and sugary. Definitely has some boiled cabbage/vegetal like notes in the middle. Kind of salty, too. Finishes with an herbal and piney hoppiness. This is very very different. I am not sure what to think of this. It is very smooth, and the carbonation is dialed in, but itís not overly drinkable. Just seems like there is a lack of cohesion here.
pineypower (2525) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy orangy color with a moderate off white head. Aroma is of grapefruit, pine and some sweet sticky malt notes. Taste is of citrus and pine hops, lots of sweet malty balance, and some noticeable alcohol. Overall a solid IIPA, but I like mine to lean a bit more towards the hoppy side.