badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Clear dark yellow with a fluffy white head. Huge grassy pine grapefruit caramel vanilla and lawn clippings aroma and taste but fairly well balanced between the malts and the hops.
glennmastrange (2776) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Moderate roasted and caramel for the malt, perfume and grapefruit for the hops, light soap for the yeast with raisin, sugar and solvent in the background. Head is average size, frothy, slightly off-white with excellent lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is sparkling clear light amber orange. Flavor starts slightly sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes moderately acidic and heavily bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily with a livley carbonation and a heavily astringent and very drying finish. Very nice beer, this is my kind of IPA (verging on a DIPA)
DogfishFred (36) - - JUL 19, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2012 Poured from a tap, but don’t be afraid to buy this in a can. Probably the best canned beer out there that beats most bottled beer. If you like dales pale, this one amps it up a bit. A must have!
Dfonorow (2212) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper/amber with a slight white head. Great lacing left on the glass. Aroma is of sweet citrus, fresh pine needles, and slight caramel. Spicy yeast, orange peel, and pine on the tongue. Fairly thick mouth feel for an IPA - resin, watermelon rind, yeast. Worth trying, it has a lot of characteristics I’ve never seen in an IPA.
mcb (36) - - JUL 18, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
How deviant! Great brew for hopheads!......Funky skunky hop flavor and citus aroma. I dig it and this brew would most certainly impress the hop gods!....
weihenweizen (3487) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated 16 oz. can at Laurripins poured into shaker. Pours amber with big beige head. No lacing, low carbonation, and big floral aroma. Taste is floral hops, pin , and finish is bitter hops. Had better IPAs.
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange amber pour. Nice citrus hops. Slight spice. Hops very prevalent but not overwhelming. Oscar blues is either hit or miss for me. This is a hit
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burg326 (5454) - Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap poured a dark orange color, aromas of citrus, pine, more citrus, and grapefruit. Flavors are the same, but a tad stale, maybe not as fresh as intended, slight caramel lingers, but if this was fresh the hops would destroy my palate.
csaso (2203) - Missouri, USA - JUL 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap - small foamy head, nice medium amber/orange color, excellent citrus hop aroma and flavor with a good malt backbone - seems to be really more of an Imperial IPA than a regular IPA
jrob21 (3580) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big body and hop profile for a straight IPA. I think I am burping pine cones. Seriously thought this was going to come up on the double IPA list but here we are at a serious straight IPA that shames many others into even considering themselves in the same category. Pours a deep orange almost red, seriously delicious. I can smell the thing from about 3 feet away. Pungent citrus and grapefruit with a touch of pine working in the aroma. Body is big and bold. You get hit with a sticky resiny pine flavor up front and have to search to find the caramel sweetness working in the background and rounding this out a bit. The pine stays with you all the way through the experience finishing up with a grapefruit bitterness and orange peel. Nice work guys. The price point is not ideal to getting this on a regular basis but for a one shot deal this was very enjoyable.