kirk36 (223) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 7, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Kicked my ass. Drank two in an hour and memory was erased. I did not give the alcohol content the respect it deserves. Like no other beer i have tasted, this beer was my perfect storm. Hops are forward, bitter, resinous and wonderful. Not for the light beer drinker.
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BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler. Poured copper with a creamy off-white head that settled to a ring and left thick lace. Aromas of citrus rind and caramel. The flavor found and exceptional floral and caramel blend. Medium body, smooth, and a medium bitterness throughout.
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a tall boy can. Pours copper in color with thin beige head. Aroma is citrus, mainly grapefruit. Taste is slightly sweet with a fair amount of bitterness to balance. A real treat to drink on this warm July day at the riverbank
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Canned. Pours dark orange with a medium sized beige head. Good retention and lace. Bright pine and lemony-grapefruit citrus aroma. Light sweet, medium+ bitter flavor. Full of the same elements the nose hinted at. Medium-light body, oily-sticky texture, and a very bitter, very dry finish. Excellent IPA. Happy 4th of July!
luttonm (5240) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can, haven’t gotten over that yet, still cool. Heavy, pretty orange-brown. foamy head, very smooth. Big piney aroma, mild citrus bite. Very smooth beer, sweet balanced malting, round bittering hops at the end. Not as refined or distinct as a pliny but really very tasty.
docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Quite a double IPA! Hop aroma is great - citrus, pine, resiny and dank; taste pleasantly rich with bitter backbone that lasts; finish leaves an impression of rich and dense IPA with great full-spectrum hop character.
pghdragonman (4) - - JUL 2, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wonderful aroma from the hops and the taste that follows delivers all that the aroma promised: mostly evergreen and herb with just a hint of citrus in the back. The beautiful rich color adds a visual appeal to the taste. Not a casual beer, but this one can stand by itself while enjoying a cold one on your front porch. This beer would be a waste if served with the usual party junk food. Save this for a nice pairing with either a mellow cheese (Cammembert, Brie, or Muenster) or a complimentary flavor (Black Diamond or grilled Portabella mushrooms).
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 ounce can. Clear amber color with thick fluffy tan head. Nice hoppy aroma that isn't overbearing. Medium body with a creamy texture. Nice and bitter. Refreshing. Long aftertaste. Enjoyable.
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carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the can into a glass. Burnt orange with decent head. All sorts of pine and citrus tree sap. Reminds me a lot of their Gubna Imperial IPA. A bit sticky, alcohol is not as evident as expected. A solid offering with Oskar Blues’ signature flavors.
andyhwcinc (1870) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased at Breeze Thru Liquors in Milwaukee, WI; enjoyed while hanging out in a floatation device in the middle of Little St. Germain Lake in St. Germain, WI. I didn’t pour into a glass, but I did pour some into a friends empty beer can and could tell that it was a vibrant orange with a noticeable fizzy white head. Aroma very rich in citrus hops, almost like a DIPA except without the extra malt added. Taste was very similar to a DIPA, huge hop bomb and rather bitter with pronounced citrus notes. This was rather ’sticky’ and it was enjoyable, but not on a hot summer day in the middle of a lake. Would definitely like to try again in a proper setting.