boFNjackson (3921) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed at a recent BA/RB tasting... Can poured orange with a thin head. Freshly hopped nose. Leafy, grassy, almost like a shot of weeds and grass. Really made me re-appreciate the hop. Ginger, vegetables, asparagus, soy beans. Just lots earthy tones.
theisti (3008) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can shared by csbosox. Pour is a cloudy yellow-gold, with a small white head. Aroma is immediate earthy garlic hoppinesss, followed close behind rye malt, and finishing with a resin spicy kick in the back. Taste reverses the nose a bit, with spicy bright earthy up front, followed by the garlic, rye malt and a dry finish with more of the earthiness. Flavors are quite residual and lasting. Palate is medium bodied, with a normal level of carbonation. As mentioned, a lingering dry finish. Thanks for sharing this one Chris, I had wanted to try it.
esjaygee (3859) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mildly hazed amber with a thin white head and ring lacing. Aroma of resinous hops, pine, sticky and wonderfully stinky west coast hops and some sweet malt to help balance it into a nice equilibrium. Taste of sweet malt, alcohol, and plenty of hops – resinous, floral and citrus. Some dank qualities come through and if finishes moderately bitter with some warming. Another great IPA from Oskar Blues.
sloth (2341) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours nearly flat, slight bubblage, little to no lace. Lightly hazy amber orange body. Nose of pine and citrus with some mustiness, not as bold as expected either. Body is med/full, resiny, oily. Lotsa malt and lotsa hop, the kind of beer i would normally groove on. Not the case here though. The hop flavors are musty, catty and just tastes like body odor aromas. Cant get past that flavor. Musty, dank and dirty. A let down for me anyways. ABV is well camoflauged. Can procured @statelineliquors.
adrian910ss (2268) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz can courtesy of Slipstream. Pours a clear liquid golden orange with a medium sized cream colored head. Nose of fresh grapefruit, orange citrus, bitter hops and rye malt. Taste dominated by grapefruit and orange citrus, bitter hops and malt. Very nice imperial IPA.
HonkeyBra (2883) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Crushed vicariously with CarytheDude. He at the brewery, me at home. Clear golden pour with some eggshell colored head. Strong, bitter, leafy hop aroma. Citrus rind, grapefruit, and a bit of musk, maybe from the malt. Pine and some tropical fruits too. Flavor is a delicious blend of pine, grapefruit, orange rind. Bitter, resiny, with a light sweet and spicy malt. Nice, full mouthfeel. Finishes dank. This is without question my favorite Oskar Blues beer.
TroyNYC (31) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s grape fruity with a sticky lingering sweet lingering hop oily finish. Not too fizzy with a medium white head. They did it again. Tentidy’s IPA brother. Purchased at Full Throttle Bottle in Seattle.
beerbill (3200) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can. Pours a hazy gold with a moderate yellow/white head that lasted through two-thirds of the glass and fully laced the glass. The aroma is huge fruity grapefruit. As fruity as the aroma is, the flavor is much more tilted towards towards pine. This is probably one of the most piney beers I have had. There’s also some malt to start things off, but that is quickly erased by the overwhelming assault by the hops. Medium bodied. Mild alcohol warmth towards the finish along with the expected hops bitterness. This is one for the hopheads.
skoisirius (1350) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Holy bejebus wtf?! Nice. Yah, totally digging this right now. Somehow the nose isn’t as BOOM in your face as you’d expect for something that packs such an overwhelming punch to the tastebuds...hop galore, bitter in the most, and not very comfortable for non-IPA heads...this 10%er hits all those dirty parts of your hop flavor obsession in the realm of bitter. Great stuff!
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz can (real nice looking can at that). Rating #52. Bright orange with a slight haze too it, real nice thick head that left some real nice lacing. Great piney aroma with some juicy citrus in there as well. Great flavor, lots of grapefruit and a little pine. Very nice balance to this, very quaffable with a real nice little hop bite to finish it off, very good. (1152)