wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2008
dark amber with a nice slow forming tight white head. ok lacing. solid balanced pine caramel aroma. bittersweet balanced piney caramel. bitter pine caramel finish. full body. moderate to lively carbonation. good solid straight forward IIPA. Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2008
12 oz. Can. Pours a coppery red with a decent sized head and persistent lacing. Aroma is surprisingly strong with lots of pine. The mouthfeel of this beer is pretty solid with an impressive amount of what I guess is 2 row to hold up to the strong hop dosage. The beer also has an undeniably resinous and sticky palate as well. Flavor has some recognizable citrus notes with tastes of orange and grapefruit. Also shows some sweetness from the malt and a subtle bread flavor. The finish is long and somewhat bitter with a touch of alcohol. Personally I think this beer is a bit closer to being an Imperial Red than a 2IPA, but either way, its pretty good. PecoKid (3) - USA - MAY 5, 2008 does not count
Big beer. nice long lasting head. Huge flavor. The can puts off some people. TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2008
Aroma a little like ginger root and hops. Small off white head that simmered away with good carbonation. Some citrus notes with a malt mix. Good body and balance with some hop bitterness. Oskar makes some good cheap ass looking beer. btree (14) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2008
this beer is hoppy but not overwhelmingly so for an imperial. a little extra maltiness lends it a complimentary sweetness that allows it to be very drinkable. weighty sweet and refreshing. they say it was a winter seasonal but i find it to be delicious in the summer as well.
moseslikesbeer (183) - conestoga, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2008
aroma of lite pine and lite malt. small off white head went away quick. Good carbonation, lite amber in color. flavor of lite pine, lite grapefruit, almost tastes like someone put a lemon wedge in the can. very bitter aftertaste. I’m one who likes a balance and this has it. I see a lot of other ratebeerians talking about the hops in this. I don’t like a lot of hops and this stuff is okay with me. I don’t think it’s overly hoppy at all. One thing I do notice is the ABV% It’s in the aroma and in the aftertaste but I don’t mind that. pintsize (1041) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2008
4-3-08 can shared with lb4lb thanks to Beerlando! Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - APR 30, 2008
Thick orange amber pour with a soapy white head. Smell is pure pine and oranges. Flavor is heavy on the oranges as well, in addition to some nice toffee and very sweet malt in there. Palate is thick and syrupy. Nice beer, drinkable.
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2008 Can. Redbrown with a lightbrown lasting head. Aroma is pine, pineapple, caramel sweetness and citrus fruit. Flavour of sweet malt and dry hops in great balance. Big. Red. Sticky. :) lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2008
ABV: 8.7 %
Calories: estimated at 200 C
Volume: 12 fl oz can
Glass: concave pilsner
Purchased at: Circle Liquors
Consumed at: home
Impression: Aroma is overwhelming and richly hoppy. Beautiful yellowy head is bulbous and frothy atop a deep amber, deep red, almost sunburst body. Very clear. Good lacing. Carbonation is visible, threaded, present. Pine scent is thick. Taste does not disappoint. Oily texture and muted dry finish are wonderful. The flavors include the piney, citrusy hops. A syrupy depth, a bit cloying. Well balanced between alcohol, sweetness, hoppiness, and maltiness. More toasted than roasted. What an amazing beer.
Aroma: 10 out of 10
Visuals: 5 out of 5
Taste: 10 out of 10
Palate: 4 out of 5
Overall: 19 out of 20
faroeviking (11217) - Chupando chellas es como ellas, FAROE ISLANDS - APR 28, 2008
Can. Pours a red-brownish colour with a big nice steady off-white creamy head. Bit sweet and very hoppy and citrus aroma. Great mouthfeel. The flavour has a mild sweetness with lots of hops, pine, citrus and a very pleasant bitterness. Dry bitter and hoppy long lasting finish.