rosenbergh (5539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. (Riley’s) Madison, WI.
Cloudy yellow golden colour with a big fluffy off-white head.
Citrus, pine, sweat, mild bitterness, mild sweetness in a light but fresh aroma.
Citrus, grapefruit, moderate bitterness and malty sweetness in the flavour. Very drinkable.
Braudog (5347) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On nitro at Uber Tap Room. Holds a big, airy head you’d expect on nitro. Drinks with a sweet, earthy and spicy character. I don’t think the nitro creaminess accentuates the right aspects at all. It gives it an almost yellow cheese aspect, maybe good for a cheese-oriented tap room, but the sharp finish is a definite downer. (#5163, 7/6/2013)
SudsMcDuff (5321) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
whoopin? .. . pours a deep copper .. . good head, great lacing .. . windchimes .. . tasty brew- floral and sappy, but rather simple .. . good beer .. . . Of all the things I am not very good at, living in the real world is perhaps the most outstanding.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2013 Clear amber color with off white head. Pine, grapefruit, dusty pale malt aromas. medium body, creamy, average carbonation. Citrus hop flavors with a lightly sweet pale maltage to balance---drying finish----good
arminjewell (5144) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy orange with white head, on tap at GLBF. Huge hop aroma including tangerines, oranges, lemon, some tropical fruit, with just a touch of caramel. Taste is a blast of citrus up front, with a touch of caramel in the middle, and the ending is huge bitter that blasts the palate. Definitely more of a DIPA caliber with the amount of hops in there. Great brew!
BVery (5127) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Casanova Beer Cave festival. Crystal clear yellow pour with a soapy white head. Bright citrus hops and quite bitter. Very good.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled on draught during GTMW 2010 Festival in Madison, Wisconsin. Pours a semi-hazy golden amber colored brew with a thick and rocky off-whtie head that has some excellent retention and lacing. Aroma of mostly citrus hops. No doubt there’s more than the 3 C’s of hops in this powerful IPA with a hint of tangerine and a light caramel malt base beer. Taste has a citrusy bitterness to the n’th degree. Flavors close to a double IPA without the alcohol bite as detected in most imperial IPAs. Finish has more citrusy bitterness than their Lupulin Maximus IPA, and without a barleywine profile. One of the highest IBU, West Coast caliber IPAs of the festival. My tongue was IPA shocked for at least 15 minutes which gave me an excuse to take a time-out and visit the Baumgartners food stand for Limburger cheese & red onion on rye. Another excellent offering from Oso!
notalush (4449) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A well-designed IBU delivery vehicle - a mildly sweet, clean malt base braces the palate, but after that it’s all bitterness and peppery and citric hops - despite the high hop acids, it manages to not be abrasive - sadly, there is a bit of cheesy hop flavor that detracts from the other pleasant characteristics - still a solid ipa.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Sugar Maple. Clear gold/amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma is orange, pine, grass and grapefruit with very little malt. Orange and grapefruit flavor with some pine and sweet malt before a bitter grapefruit rind finish.
jgb9348 (4276) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy golden coloured body with a thick, two centimetre tall pitch white head with even more of a chewy, witty look - very nice. Aroma of super pungent and potent grassy, herbal, resinous and grapefruity hops, and not much else, aside from maybe a bit of candy sugar. Medium-bodied; Assertive effervescence with a big floral and grassy hop kick with a relatively short grapefruit kick, given the tons of hops - but the balance is off somewhat with not much malt showing through at all. Aftertaste is nice, but simple, with just the resinous and grassy hops coming through and nothing else - no malt, no alcohol and no sugar, just hop bitterness, which is nice, just simple. Overall, a very nice and intensely hopped IPA, but the complexity doesn’t ever start and the other flavours are no where to be found. Definitely worth trying if you can get it and like IPAs, but sadly still doesn’t compare to West Coast IPAs. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Ridgeview Liqour in Green Bay, Wisconsin on 29-July-2012 for US$1.89 sampled at home in Washington on 04-September-2012 a few hours before leaving again for Milwaukee.