randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2010 This beer reminds me of the Gordon IPA of 1999.Hoppy and smooth as could be .Round and balanced with hoppy notes and creamy malts through and through.Great IPA from Oskar Blues.Top notch!!
Juelze (1131) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light amber color with thin wispy white head. Aroma is of dense resinous hops, citrus and tropical fruits waft into the nose. Taste is resinous hops, grapefruit and notes of tropical fruit with enough malt backbone to prevent it from being lopsided. Palate is full bodied and oily with light carbonation. I couldnít help feel that a little bit higher carbonation would have made me score this one higher. Still, this is incredible coming from a can.
PsionSaint (57) - Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Excellent aroma of citrus, like someone added hops to orange juice. Pours clear orange. Taste is medium bodied and the fruit parade just keeps on coming. Strange (but good) spice notes in the middle. This is one unique impy IPA.
Frauditor (160) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
resin, floral, grass, citrus, nuts, earthy, golden, clear, minimal head, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation,
crackedmachine (459) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
My can says 10.0% ABV rather than the 9.5% in the description and pictured label. A different version already? Doubt it, but maybe.
Pours clear orange with a thin white head. Smells like a freshly peeled orange and a bit of caramel. The aroma is remarkable. Thick and syrupy body with a serious tropical fruit and citrus flavor, but not bitter. The malt backbone holds up against the hops without being too sweet. High ABV orange, grapefruit and pineapple juice in a glass. Wow. I drink a lot of IPA, but havenít had anything quite like this.
LtDan (1740) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAR 20, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours a clear amber gold with a creamy off white 1/4 inch head.
Aroma: Tangerine, grapefruit, lemon bars.
Taste: Tangerine, grapefruit,pine, honey dew, spicy burnt sugary malt.
Mouthfeel: Sticky with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A big sticky IIPA. As long as this is fresh, it will knock your socks off.
truegen (167) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. can. Pale yellow and transparent, with an active head on the pour. The head fades fairly quickly and leaves minimal lacing. Aroma is mostly citrus with some resinous pine in the background. Taste is mostly citrus, grapefruit and tangerine, and overpoweringly so, as it really wreaks havoc on the palate. Perhaps the Summit hops are not to my taste, but this seems overdone. Thereís not enough behind the bitterness to carry it properly, especially onto the back of the tongue for the finish. Itís kind of like POP! and youíre done. Itís an ok brew, but for OB repeats, itís still Ten-Fidy and Gordon.
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 20, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
20100320 12oz can from Wine World. Bright golden with large, fluffy white head of sticky froth. Beautiful, dank aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, marmalade, biscuit. Medium to thick palate, sticky, somewhat sweet, spicy bite across the middle with nearly numbing bitter attack. Fun, lively, stylish beer. Once the hops start to fade though, this one wonít have much left of interest.
brokephibroke (268) - Mead, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick, viscous hoppy and worthy of the name. On tap at the Tasty Weasel. The pine overwhelms the citrus in the mouth with just the opposite in the nose.
StefanSD (1992) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can. Pours a translucent brass color with a small white head that soon recedes to a fine film. The aroma is distinct with citrus and some pine. The flavor is biter hops forward with piney hops, grapefruit and something soapy. The palate is full and smooth with soft carbonation. The finish is long biter, harshly so at times. Overall: An IPA for fans of a big biter bite, oh and it goes well with anchovy pizza.