fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 3, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2010 Poured hazy orangish amber, dank, herbal, vegital, onion, little citrus, little pine, little funky, dry finish. AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - SEP 2, 2010
Pours attractive light copper with a full frothy off white head. Nose is dank and funky with grapefruit and herbal hops. Same in the flavor with a touch of spiciness and a dry bitter finish. dcschiller (2208) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2010
(12oz can). Pours hazy apricot color with thin white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, leaves and funk. Taste is bitter with some sweet/sour action. Medium bodied with oily texture. Carbonation is fizzy on the tongue and finish is bitter. A decent DIPA, but could you a little sweetness to balance it out. zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2010
(can - 12 oz) Cloudy orange pour with mild carbonation. Huge citrus and hop nose. Very herbal and spicy. Sweet and citrus notes begin the flavor but move to a very spicy and earthy hop combination. Spicy throughout and into the finish with a very bitter and lingering aftertaste. Surprisingly, the spice and citrus fade quickly leaving only the bitter. lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2010
Pale orange-yellow, whitish foam. Drippy lacing. Heavy caramel, herbal hop aroma. Taste is grassy, sweet malt, apple. I dunno, weird, not bad though.
GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Tons of citrus and pine hop flavors grounded in bready malt sweetness with a touch of warmth from the alcohol. Nice beer. thedanimal (2) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2010 does not count
Pours a nice amber almost gold in color. Nice head. Very citrusy/hoppy aroma, but not overpowering. Drinks smooth with a nice big hop hit, but still drinkable. It seems well balanced for a 10% ABV beer as the can states. I wish I could afford to buy many more of these great beers. msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2010
Finally found a single can of this at Half Time. Pours clear dark orange with small white head. Aromas of orange, tropical fruit, sweet malts, and some dank hops. Flavors of hop bitterness, sweet caramel malts, tropical fruits, orange zest, and some other citrus. Probably not the freshest can. Thought this was going to be loaded with sweet malts but it is fairly balance even with the faded hops. Booze is fairly well hidden. Pretty drinkable for such a big DIPA, but one can is probably enough. Better than what I was expecting. baraciisch (3231) - California, USA - AUG 25, 2010
Burnt orange in color... Aroma is citrus hops, caramel malts, and toffee... Flavor is caramel, toffee, with a nice citrus hops finish and bitterness that lingers on the palate... Delicious beer adam42381 (386) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2010 Poured a 12 ounce can into a Chimay goblet. Bottom of can reads:
05-14-10 @ 13:59
Vote For Pedro
Appearance: Pours a medium caramel/orange with a 1-2 finger off-white creamy head which dissipates quickly. Decent lacing throughout.
Smell: Both sweet and bitter hops are obvious. Pine and grapefruit with floral notes. Very slight hint of onion.
Taste: Floral sweetness up front followed by pine and onions in the middle. Not a good thing, in my opinion. At the finish is a bitter hop explosion like I’ve never encountered. It is pure lemon rind and grapefruit but it is cranked up about three notches above anything else I’ve tried. It is a bit overpowering for my tastes. The aftertaste is typical bitter hops.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Pretty smooth
Drinkability: Low drinkability due to the overwhelming bitterness and lack of approachable flavor combinations.
Overall: I really wanted to enjoy this one because I typically like what Oskar Blues puts out but I just didn’t. The bitterness and flavors do not compliment each other well at all. I’m a hophead and love high IBU beer but the bitterness doesn’t work for me on this one.