michael_bb (138) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 18, 2017 cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
amber copper color, aroma of citrus/ pine hops, caramel, toffee, flavor of citrus fruits, caramel, toffee, honey, toast, great balance, not to bitter, pretty sweet, med body, very good DIPA
This would be the perfect example of what a Red IPA should be, IMO. A caramel malt character that sets the tone, with more subtle aromas of ripe fruit, weaker some minutes after pouring. Not too strong, but quite persistent. Everlasting beige head, clear reddish brown colour, no deposits. The taste is no joke for sure, quite intense. More sweet than bitter, and definitely thicker texture than I was expecting. Unspectacular, but really f-ing good. Bill Becker (1370) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 17, 2017
From Feb 2006
Poured from can a clear dark amber with a large head of foam that dissipated slowly.
The smell is all hops and it's bold as all outdoors.
The taste was more balanced than the smell insinuated. Yes, there's plenty of hop flavour but the malt is definitely there easing the bitterness to "non hop-head loving" levels making this DIPA one smoooth son of a gun and...the +9%abv is *very* well hidden.
Kudos to Oskar Blues!!
Bottom line: A double ipa that brings the hops but also kicks in with a huge malt backing...this is *great* stuff!! 77ships (10810) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 16, 2017
Tasting glass draft @ Billie’s Bier Kafétaria. Hazy darker orange, creamy off-white head. Nose is classical USA pine, moderate, hot very heavy with pine resin syrup, low floral, grapefruit peel, bitter but not extremely with some malt base goop. Taste is bitter basic, not too heavily so dry orange peel, pine resin & leaves, low flower, softer carbonation solid malt body lingering pine, floral, dark, low caramel malt. Balanced but likely only from a modern perspective classical pine resin & floral malty DIPA. Good classical stuff, does the trick. It is clear why this has enjoyed longevity and success. Enjoyed it greatly more than their regular IPA or Pine Throwback IPA. geolgau (417) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - OCT 11, 2017
Taste is nice, balanced between malty sweetness and citrus hoppiness. Biscuits, floral perfume, caramel, dried apricots. Taste is nice, some heat from the alcohol and some malty sweetness. Caramel, bread, ripe fruit jam, grapefruit and pine. Nice and hearty. Panzerfaust (865) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - OCT 10, 2017
355ml can from Beervana. Pours a hazy red-copper color with a small off-white head that diminishes quickly but laces well. Aroma is strongly hoppy and fruity with notes of orange, grapefruit, pamplemuse, pommegranate, peaches and apple purée. Light pungent, piney hints can be felt in the back. Taste is intensely sweet with tight bitter edges. Strong fruity flavors shine with grapefruit, peach, dried apricots, a tad of caramel. Piney, minty bitterness. A bit sugary. Really nice. Medium to big body, quite sticky. Medium carbonation, maybe a bit excessive. Long, strong finish that produces an intense aftertaste. A really good strong red ale.
jfb (6574) - GERMANY - OCT 8, 2017
(can) slightly hazy amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of orange peel and lavender, slightly perfumed, with a touch of peppermint, caramelized malts and strawberries & cream. flavour is mostly bran flakes and caramel, rather sweet, with a hint of cranberries, some ethanol and a medium-bitter orange peel finish. heavy-bodied with average carbonation. Ritzn (1709) - GERMANY - OCT 1, 2017
Red with medium white head. Aroma is fresh citrus, slight grass, hints of orange, strawberry. Taste is sweet fruit with bitter orange zest. Quite balanced. Sticky. Not bad.
SinH4 (6124) - Garching b. M?nchen, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2017
Can. Reddish-amber color with white head. Aroma is piney, caramel, some sweet fruits. Taste is piney, caramel, strawberries, resinous, sticky. Oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Nice! jonas (7993) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2017
Can. Fruity/tropical and berry nose
Dark red cloudy orange, golden creamy head.
Sticky resiny hops on a anaemic malt base.
Light body, dry, sticky.
Blind I would have thought this to be a lot lower in alcohol. Mister_Li (1535) - GERMANY - SEP 23, 2017
Leicht trübes, rötliches Bernstein mit reichlich Schaum. Malzig, Karamell, fruchtig, rote Beeren, Rosinen, etwas Rumtopf, Kiefer, blumig, bitter.