ekstedt (6608) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can (50 cl) at the Rover, Göteborg, Sweden. Clear amber with a medium creamy off-white head. Intense fruity malt aroma, hops add more fruitiness, pine needles and floral notes. Medium bodoed and very smooth. Perfect balance with a rich malt sweetness and an intense bitterness. A truly great beer.
Furseth (2143) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can, and this was my most expencive beer in a can Ive have paid for, just have to say it! Dark red colur, nice creamy head. aroma of lots of hops!!,flowers citric,and a malty aroma in the end. Whow what a bomb of hops here was! Flavor is fruity,hopy,and almost the same as in the aroma,smouth mouth feeling,medium to great body,long finish. This was the best beer in a can of 0,35 Ive had try, so it was ok, for the cost of this. Great beer,thake a bow folks!
scottmc (167) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2007
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
True red ale. This is the hoppiest red ale I have ever tasted. It is very sticky and like Dales the head is very foamy and is of a darker orange and brown, that kind of creeps out of the top of the can. This has a great hop aroma and a sweet finish.
CheersMate (1342) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - JUL 4, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hoppy smells just smacks you in the face. What a great smell. It has a more mature smell than the Dales Pale Ale. The smell is sweet and hoppy. The beer has a dark amber color with a nice creamy smell. This beer was definitely worth the price of $12 per 4-pack. This beer has the qualities of both an I.P.A. and a Strong Ale. The beer is nice and hoppy, but also has the ability of giving me a sweet caramel/fruit taste. This beer is great, and the high IBU content does not take over the flavor of the beer. What a fine and delicious beer. I am very much impressed. Any company that can combine an I.P.A. flavor and a Strong Ale, has my vote. Go Oskar Blues!
muzzlehatch (4911) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce can from Beers of the World in Rochester, NY (June 2007), consumed July 1 2007. Can is popped without a whimper, but the beer cascades into my Allagash glass, a bit below cellar temperature, into a perfectly beautiful translucent bronze liquid topped by a tremendously lasting big-bubbled off-white head that leaves fine spidery lacing …..very, very fresh resinous hop nose, lots of grapefruit and some interesting whiffs of gingerbread dosed with caramel, close to perfect if you like very forward, acidic PNW hop bouquets ……the mouthfeel, too syrupy-slick for me, and the carbonation level so low, really belying the appearance ….flavor is good, but doesn’t live up to the fine aroma, old dry candy sweetness like slightly stale caramel creams mixing with dessicated oranges and mangos, alcohol rather too forward at the fairly bitter finish ….a mixed bag altogether, as I’ve found all of the Oskar stuff thus far.
scania (188) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Amber with off-white head. Aroma is piney and lots of grapefruit hops. Full bodied Flavor: Much of everything, a lot of maltiness and citric bitterness. The strength is well hidden, but on the whole a bit too much.
MullMan (1099) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
tasted in the studio library after the "2:40" tasting at www.wfmu.org with Scott Williams on 6/29. color is a deep reddish copper, light amber at edges. light tan yellowish head. aroma is syrupy malt like a barley wine, with fresh hops and grapefruit/orange peel. flavor is deep sweet vinuous malt, some deep caramel, with more fresh hops and bitter citrus. nice hybrid of styles, although I don’t know if I’ve had enough imperial ambers to compare.
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 3, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden orange with an off white head. Aroma of hops and malt. Loaded with hops, finishes sweet with a big thick mouth feel. Awesome beer.
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can thanks to john_adam for this trade. Pours a orange gold with a beige head. Nose of malt and citrus, nothing to defining but nice. Mouthfeel is really creamy. Malty carmel citrus flavors a decent bitterness. Refreshing and tasty.
gnoff (9861) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2011 First rating from back in 2007
355 ml can at The Rover, Göteborg
Clear copper color, white head. Extreme fruity hoppy citrus scent. Very bitter hoppy apricot taste. Smooth mouthfeel, big bitterness.
Can at Rotary, Göteborg, on September 2, 2011
Hazy brown color, big lasting off-white head. Cream malty scent. Hoppy cream taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.