ddemmingjr (800) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Can: pours clear copper, frothy off white 2 fiver head. Nose is grapefruit , resin, pine, crystal malts. On the palate, resin, caramel malts and brown sugar, earth notes on the palate. Rich with earthy bitterness. Solid dpa.
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Nitro tap Sample at the brewery in Longmont.
Clear copper color with a nice nitro white head.
Spicy herbal hops aroma with some caramel malt.
Flavors of nuts, toffee, alcohol and med-hi bitterness.
Med-full body, velvety with a long bitter and resinous finish. Nice.
BeerSquare (117) - - NOV 30, 2012
A pretty good IPA, but like some of the other Oskar Blues offerings (like the Guvna) it is just not in my favorite quadrant of the IPA universe.
Postiives: Interesting complex hop profile, with a very nice blend of sweet overtones balancing out some very sour and tart flavors. Exceptionally long finish with many different stages of varying flavors.
Negatives: Water, insubstantial mouth feel underscored by weak carbonation. Possibly a bit tart for its sweetness, too sugary for its bite. . . i.e. possibly too many flavors competing. desurfer (1302) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2012
16oz can. This beer is an all-out hops and alcohol assault. I mean that with the utmost respect. Unforgiving and delicious. bytemesis (8397) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Can. Pours clear orange amber with a large orange-white head that leaves decent lacing. Aroma is pine, citrus and caramel. Flavor is about the same, light to medium caramel sweetness, light to medium bitterness lingering to the finish. Hides its ABV well. Medium body and creamy in the mouth.
thomas15 (689) - Alabama, USA - NOV 18, 2012
The aroma is that top end refined sweet citrus. Lemon and orange zest. Slightly floral. Just sings. Darker amber with pillowy slight beige head. Bitter citrus rind. The hops are expressive yet smooth. Great big beer. ericwill99 (86) - Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Pours cloudy and orange out of a can. What a great hop aroma. The beer is strong and rich, and I love it.
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Clear red-amber color, good head. I knew after the first whiff of this beer that it did not have a hop profile I was going to like. It smelled sort of like summit hops or maybe columbus and made me instantly think of pepper and onions. It reminded me a lot of Gubna and Green Flash Imperial IPA. Flavor followed suit, added a chewy maltiness and was no good. I’m sorry I didn’t like Gubna and I don;t like this at all. I’ll stick to Gordon, Dale’s Pale, and Mama’s.
Serving type: can
Reviewed on: 03-08-2012 01:58:23 johnnnniee (4312) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Pours a slightly hazy deep golden color with a huge yellow white head that takes forever to recede and gets some stick on with the sides of the glass. Citrus and pine aromas waft towards my nose almost immediately after the can goes crack. Resinous pine and green onion dominates the aroma with quite a dankness that I could sniff all day dude. There’s a sweet caramel and bread malt base in there, but it’s so far down the rabbit hole that its hard to find. The flavor holds a bit more malt than the aroma suggested with a solid sweet caramel and simple syrup flavor up front. Pine, grapefruit, resin, green onion, and garlic flavored hops abound in the flavor but always provide a smooth bitterness. Medium body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a sweet syrupy resinous mouthfeel. Very flavorful beer with a lot going on here. Its a touch on the sweet side for my personal tastes, but I could drink this. oakbluff (448) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 16, 2012
Growler from Casanova’s in good ol Hudson Wisc. Pours a frothy very cloudy dark orange. Thick and sticky head with chunky lacing. Pungent and floral hops with some toffee and candied orange in the nose. Taste- chewy caramel and pale malts then a blast of white grapefruit rind and pine cones. Really bitter on the finish. Oily sticky mouthfeel both from the malts and hops. There’s really nothing small about this beer.