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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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The second you open this bottle there is no mistaking that this is not your average IPA. Massive hop additions of the most obnoxious breeds put this taste bud burner in a league all itís own. Our bet is that you will think it is Oíso Freakishly good! Caution! This brew is 9% and may contain a hop cone in every bottle (2009 to present vintages) ! We want to make sure to repeat this reminder that we put a hop cone in the bottle. Always pour into a glass to release the essence from the bottle.

2008 Edition: 22-oz bottle
2009 Edition: 12-oz bottles w/hop cone in bottle
2010 - 2013 Editions: 12-oz bottles w/Hop Warning label


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElGaucho (2240) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 10, 2014
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 13, 2014
(StLCoB tasting) amber. Rich hops aroma. Flavor is resiny hops, OK malt backbone

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mmill527 (81) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2014
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6169) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - DEC 28, 2013
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (4212) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2013
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2375) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2013
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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerKurve (509) - - NOV 11, 2013
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

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ReverendMoon (155) - Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2013
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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2013
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.


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