Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2010 Smells like dank weed. Tastes exactly like chewing on some dank assed weed. That being said, this beer is an all out green bomb. About the hoppiest thing thatís ever residenced in my mouth. No sweetness really and it has a crisp smokiness to it? Yes, smokiness. It tastes like the wisps of CO2 when you crack a beer open look. Medium bodied for not so bad drinkability and beautifully still and sweet looking in the glass. This is intense hoppy beer. Perhaps thereís three categories of IPA, West Coast, East Coast, and Central? All I know is that this stuff tastes different than just about any hoppy beer Iíve had.
whatsupstairs (108) - Inland Empire, California, USA - MAR 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours an amber light golden hue.half inch frothy head.its a can beer wow.bitter right away real good grapefruit notes small green apple hints
the best canned beer ever
funkleshite (17) - California, USA - MAR 16, 2010
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a delightfully maroon can. Glowing amber with a thin white head. Bright citrusy nose with medium carbonation. Apple fade to guava fade to cedar with grapefruit and HOPS riding all the way through. And talk about hops! holy mackerel! I love the grain blend with rye and the bitter finish.
DalzAle (1843) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can bonus thanks to aplusbreaks! Clear golden yellow pour, very little carbonation and strong piney hops aroma. Flavor is heavy syrup, plenty of malt, oranges, and finished with slick warming boozy hops. A really good beer, but I wish it hadnít been so sweet.
sudsmeister (62) - Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a can as all of Oskar Blues are. Pours a clear amber with minimal head. I prefer hoppy beers but this is a little over the top for me. I wonder what it would taste like to just chew on some hops---maybe something like this. Itís new and I had to give it a try. Will be buying something else, next time, though.
Ratman197 (8486) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can poured a clear golden amber with a small lasting ivory head. Aromas of dank earthiness, grapefruit, pine, biscuit, light carmel and light orange zest. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. flavors of pine resin, dank earthiness, grapefruit, biscuit and light orange zest with a smooth dry lingering dank bitter finish.
drjay44 (2342) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. can. 10% ABV per the can. Pours a medium short lived off white head, with a bit of lacing, over a clear, dark golden (SRM 6) body...nose is heavy with pine, resin, grapefruit, slight toffee.....taste initially is sweet caramel/toffee, then heavy citrus and pine/resin arrive, the bitterness lingers, but not over long.....mouth feel is medium to heavy and slightly chewy, carbonation is low. Let this warm a bit, as it is unbalanced towards the hop backbone when refrigerator cold. It has a nice balance nearer cellar temperature. This is not the best IIPA, lacking some of the taste/flavor complexity that the best have, but it is certainly enjoyable. It is expensive. BJCP 8/3/13/4/8
beernbourbon (1213) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can thanks to aplusbreaks. Pour is a lighter-than-expected clear deep yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is bursting with resinous hops, citrus hops (pineapple and grapefruit), and a hearty malt backbone. The aroma is quite clean and further smelling brings out the citrus components more and more. Flavor is notable amount of citrus hops with a strong grapefruit component. Also notes of spiciness (possibly from the rye) and a nice dose of malty sweetness that balances out the hops which become more resinous and potent in the finish. A solid offering with a long hoppy finish.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow, the nose is pungent right from the pour. A clear, gold color with an average, ivory, pillowy head which is mostly lasting and does leave nice drippy lave rings. The nose is in your face with orange peels, juicy grapefruit citrus, lightly spicy notes, piney resin all over the place, but an aspirin note ruins it. The flavor is similar but carries less of the aspirin note; pink grapefruit, pepper making its way, piney resins still rolling all over, a high bitterness into the finish, and only faint notes of aspirin. The palate is nice with a round/coating mouthfeel, a prickly/lively carbonation, and a more than moderate body. The finish is short-ish with a crisp bitterness, pine, grapefruit, and aspirin lingering. I think the aspirin in the nose really killed what seemed otherwise to be a nice beer. I have to give the beer some credit for creating something new in an IIPA; a round mouthfeel, a crisp finish, nice citrus, a high bitterness, and without a lot of dryness. I will have to try another batch to see if the aspirin notes were because of a bad batch. Such a great brewery but not one of my favorites beers from them.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Canned. Light golden color with small white head. Aroma of BIG pungent citrus (orange, light grapefruit), Durban Poison (skunky, almost poopy), also some strange spices. Taste is initially sweet floral and light caramel but is then dominated by big bitterness from pungent citrus. Not much malt depth. Finish is bitter and surprisingly tame from nearly 10% abv.