ElGaucho (2240) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma is not of hop but of butterscotch/caramel. Hazy amber body with a thin off white head. Richly hoppy flavor with butterscotch notes. I like the creativity from the folks at Oso to put a hop cone in the bottle. Wonder why other brewers donít do this? The buttlerscotch doesnít detract from the flavor per se, and I am actually a huge fan of just about anything caramel. However, Iím not sure this was intended. It certainly isnít called out in their commerical description for the beer. Probably the best Oso beer Iíve had.
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(StLCoB tasting) amber. Rich hops aroma. Flavor is resiny hops, OK malt backbone
mmill527 (81) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Liquor and hop aroma is nice, but strong caramel taste takes away from the hops and the 9% alc seems to really stand out; much more than it should. Drinkable, but Iíll probably not purchase again with so many better DIPAs out there.
drowland (6169) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12/26/13. On tap at Against the Grain. Orange pour with a small khaki head. Plain aroma, not overtly hoppy, earthy, floral, orange peel, some malty aspects, especially caramel. Malty flavor again, earthy and floral hops, some citrus, too much caramel. Another average Oso brew.
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper pour with decent foam. Smells of sticky sweet hops. Tastes great. Nice sweet malt and hop bitterness balance. Notes of pineapple, loads of hops, caramel. Very good to great.
dmac (4212) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from jmagnus thanks to his donation raffle box. Poured a muddy amber with a larger frothy off white head. Aroma of sweet caramel, resiny hops, wet breads, wet toast, rotting oranges. Medium to slightly fuller bodied, average to slightly softer carbonation, average bitterness on the finish, linginering chalky aftertaste. Flavor of older orange meat, some pulp, caramel, wet toast, hop resin, molasses and dry cardboard. Lots going on here but tastes a little older, solid none the less.
italianjohn (2375) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy golden copper pour with a thin white head and light sticky lacing .... aroma of caramel malts and floral piney hops .... taste is of chewy caramel malts and bitter hops with a piney and citrusy orange to it with a fresh floral hop .... has a oily hop mouthfeel .... a bit off flavor wise but a neat change of pace IPA
BeerKurve (509) - - NOV 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark Hazy Orange with a filmy head, good lacing and low amount of carbonation. Aroma and flavor consist of citrus hops, apricot, mango, caramel malts. Heavy body and moderate carbonation. Pretty good
ReverendMoon (155) - Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Such a sweet enticing caramelly scent, it threw me off since itís a dipa. Very intriguing and addictive flavor profile. I canít quite pin it down, but it makes me happy as my nose and then lips near the glass. Weird? Maybe, but thatís how it goes. Recommended for a less(or more?)-than-usual experience.
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, with hop cone :-) Pour is orange amber with silky write head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is big pine, citrus, grapefruit, resin, sweetness, light grain. Taste is potent pine, resin, grapefruit, lemon, light sweet and sour, toasted grain, and builds into more pine. Medium body and medium light carbonation. Bitterness fills out, very tasty.