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RATINGS: 987   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Emphasizing that complexity of character can arise from simple elements, this ale is made with three malts and one hop. Its light amber color and slightly spicy malt character are derived from the use of German Dark Munich Malt and Rye Malt respectively. North American 2-row barley combines with the other grains to lay the foundation for the hop onslaught to come. Summit hops are used exclusively in the boil for bitterness, flavor and aroma but it doesnít end there. Post-fermentation dry hopping allows the 10% ABV monstrosity to gently coax the citrus rind and grapefruit aroma to join the 100 IBUs already present. This beer should greet you with a pungent citrus blast, provide a spicy yet round middle and finish with a brisk, clean bitterness.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
19Ei8hty (1134) - Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2010
Beautiful amber body with a towering light ecru head. Beast of a malt backbone, strong sweet and spicy. Strange nose that immediately makes me think of a Jolly Rancher fruitiness. Apple peel really stands out although I think its the rye playing tricks with me - it almost smells like the makings of pre-cooked apple pie filling. Grapefruit throughout -each drink strikes the senses as if being sprayed with a freshly peeled rind to the face.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2010
Draft at the Falling Rock Tap House in Denver. Big white head with a sturdy, drable head over a deep gold body. Huge citrus aroma that is fresh and inviting, aromas of honey and light fruit lurk underneath. Quite smooth, without harshness or offensive bitterness. The citrus character is massive, almost like drinking grapefruit juice. Very well balanced for a beer with such high IBUís as the bitterness is refreshing and palate cleansing, but not overpowering. One of the best imperial IPAís that I have had in a long time.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
acblue (91) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2010
Pours light amber with a medium white head. Big citrus aroma. Flavor is heavy citrus bitterness, good malt presence and a wonderful piney finish. One of the most well balanced IIPAs Iíve had.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2010
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!!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Juelze (1135) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2010
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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PsionSaint (57) - Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2010
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frauditor (160) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2010
resin, floral, grass, citrus, nuts, earthy, golden, clear, minimal head, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation,

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
crackedmachine (464) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2010
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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LtDan (1743) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAR 20, 2010
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
truegen (167) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2010
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.


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