humpah (272) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2017 Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Canned 2/20/13 "Happy G’Birthday!"
Appearance: Like any other Oskar Blues product, crystal clear. This one has a color you’d expect -- red. The head is off-white, meringue-like, and about a finger high. Lacing is spotty but nice.
Smell: A very nice blend of hops, and it’s hard to pinpoint one aroma that I’m getting out of it ... the "aftersmell" is super sweet, which is the best part about it. After digging for a little while, I finally decided that this beer has a pretty significant pineapple and tropical fruit aroma.
Taste: Malty flavors coat the mouth quite a bit thanks to the fact that this is a red, but the intense amount of hops balance that sweetness extremely well. Peppery, spicy hops burn the back of the tongue just a little bit, and I find that it’s a great way to make sure the malt isn’t too dominant. The finish is a tad bitter, but the front is pretty sweet, so again, very nice balance here overall.
Feel: The feel on this one is nearly perfect -- it’s a pretty big beer (ABV wise and someone heavy in the feel as well), and it almost drinks like a meal. At the same time, the drinkability on this one is crazy high.
Overall: This could be my favorite Oskar Blues offering. Dale’s Pale is a great pale ale with a refreshing hop kick, Mama’s Little Yella is a must-try for anybody that’s a Bud Light only person (since it has a pretty light, but solid flavor), Deviant Dale’s is a huge, burning, whale of an IPA... but G’Knight is just better, despite how good all of those beers are. Super tasty, refreshing, gets the job done... must try.
0,355l can from Alko. Pours red color with small head. Flavor of pine, malts, sweet caramel, some fruitness. Mostly sweet piny taste, medium body, quite bitter and some alcohol, . anstei (2254) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JUL 14, 2017
Can from Alko in Vaasa. Pours lightly cloudy amber. Aroma is strong pine, resin, forest floor, mango, passion fruit. Body is heavy, sweet and strong. Decent bitterness, and very piney still. Comparably soft carbonation. Caramel, resin, bark. Lingering pine needle palate, sweet. Good! bedainedebiere (538) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2017
Can. Interesting but to me quite oversweetened power-hop beer. Resinous piney hops leave a not-that-long-lasting aftertaste. At least a little overrated... BeerBaboon (2095) - FINLAND - JUL 9, 2017
Pours hazy amber with off-white head. Aroma is caramel, exotic fruity and pine. Flavour is medium to heavy sweet and heavy bitter. Accompanied by pine and fruity notes. Long bitter finish. Full bodied and medium carbonated. eduardovl (1449) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 2, 2017
330ml can served in an ordinary glass. Pours a dark amber color forming a medium, creamy and beige head with good retention and some lingering lacings formed and left in the glass. Strong caramel malts in the nose. Grapefruit, pine, mango and resin in the nose. Sweet upfront taste. Strong notes of caramel malts, pine, mango, grapefruit, resin. Strong bitterness. Good bittersweet balance. Heavy body. Medium carbonation. Pine, grass, caramel and grapefruit in the afteraste. Great American imperial IPA.
yy0pp (1522) - - JUL 2, 2017
Can. Clear amber/ruby color with tiny caramel head. Aroma - Caramel, pine, grapefruit, stonefruit, malt. Taste - Bitter, fruity sweetness, pine, caramel, citrus, malts, red fruit. Whoa! Bacchus66 (393) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2017
From 12oz can. Beautiful ruby red pour, full, persistent off-white head. Citrus, pine, sweet resin aroma. Flavors are grapefruit, cereal, caramel, sticky sweet resin, maple syrup. Full bodied, sweet finish, really nice. mile (3947) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2017
Can. Light amber, average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and light tropical fruitiness, light grapefruit hoppyness. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor with caramel and light - some tropical fruitiness, some grapefruit hoppyness, faint alcohol. Finish is average, sweetish, some caramel, light - some tropical fruitiness, some grapefruit hoppyness, faint alcohol. Caramel sweetish IRA. Decently hopped though. Lobedogg (4) - - JUN 24, 2017 does not count
Poured from a can. Nice two finger head with lacing down the glass. Caramel malt, strong resin and herb flavour with a sweet finish and alcohol/floral aroma fantti (1018) - FINLAND - JUN 21, 2017
Tölkki @ Alko. Kaatuu IPA-lasiin mahonginruskeana ja kirkkaana, noin kolmen sormen paksuisella vaahdolla. Tuoksussa vahvimpana on raikas sitruksisuus ja hieman mentholmaisuuteen vivahtava havuisuus. Mallaspohja tuntuu hieman karamellisena, muttei kuitenkaan älyttömän makeana. Suoraviivainen, mutta toimiva tuoksu. Maussa vanhuus jo tuntuu, makea karamellia nousee enemmän esiin, havuinen ja makean sitruksinen hedelmä nousee esiin lievän mentholisuuden kanssa. Jonkinlaista yrttistä tupakkamaisuuttakin on jonkin verran. Suutuntuma on keskitäyteläinen, hieman makea, katkerot iskevät lopussa melko kovasti. Hieman erilainen DIPA, mekko suoraviivainen, mutta katkerot ovat säilyneet melko hyvin. Makeus ei vaivaa, humalointi on iskevää ja juotavuus pelottavan hyvä.