Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2010
Can picked up at a small grocery store in downtown Philly and split with a friend. Darkish amber pour with a frothy white head. Very piney, citrusy hop aroma with just a hint of malt. Slightly more bready malt flavor, but it’s still all piney hops. Resinous, sticky mouthfeel. Good, but I won’t go out of my way to buy it again for the price point it’s at. hellbilly (3247) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2010
can at papago 5/13/10.
pale golden copper with a white head.
really dank icky aroma.... along with peaches, mango, orange pith, sulfur and spice.
the flavor is the same... a bit on the sweet side but quite dank, peppery and spicy.
a little too thick for me but dryness and spice help out greatly. 8/3/7/3/15/3.6 swenocha (81) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - JUL 28, 2010
Poured from can. Aroma is citrus hops. Gold/orange pour with small white head. Citrus flavor, strong hops, with caramel malt backbone. Pretty well balanced. Good, but not great, though I had after a Stone 14th anniversary IPA, so maybe not a fair assessment. Dogbrick (13388) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2010 Sample at Oskar Blues Grill & Brew in Lyons. This beer pours a clear pale orange color with a medium thin and creamy eggshell white head that burns away steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Citrusy hops aroma with some spice and dark malt notes. The flavor is primarily grapefruity hops, plus notes of bready malt, pine and spice. Hoppy finish with a citrus aftertaste. Solid IIPA overall. Travlr (25550) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 27, 2010
Draft at Birreria Paradiso. Clear golden color, solid white head and lacing. Aroma of lemon peel and wet grass. Taste has scant bitterness, smooth citrus notes, slight bitter finish. Nice.
degbert (1776) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Poured from can. Bright, dry nose with some citrus elements -- mostly, though it seems herbal and resiny. For some reason, it smells like lettuce to me. Color is a brilliant gold with a long-lasting, moussy head. Flavorwise, it is out of balance; way too much hops compared to the necessary malt. Very much a one-note brew, and that doesn’t work for me when I know this style can be done more elegantly. killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Another great tasting brew from Oskar Blues. A lot of complexity in this one. Viscous bread-like flavor with a little citrus coming through. Despite the 10% ABV, alcohol is not too prevalent. Fantastic beer. lamas (1648) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Can. Canned on: 04/23/10 @ 0832. Pours a slightly hazy copper with an average-sized antique white head. A super resiny aroma of stinging grapefruits, lemon juice, citrus rinds, fresh pine needles, and some wet cardboard. The scent of freshly baked rye bread becomes apparent as things warm up a bit. Full-bodied and a touch syrupy. There is a surprising amount of caramel present upfront taste-wise considering the fairly one-sided aroma. Some sourdoughy qualities follow along with quite a bit of toasted rye. Finishes with plenty of acidic grapefruits and some lemon juice. Bitter and very drying at the end. This is some dangerous shit as just a touch of warming alcohol is present throughout. I’ve had some of these cans in my fridge for a few months now and this one was much better when fresh. yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Gubna is a hazy golden ale with a soft, dense white head that has outstanding retention and lacing. It has a huge, hoppy aroma with lots of pine and flowers. It smells sweet with a touch of berry. It’s full bodied and very smooth with a clean finish. It’s pretty sweet and pretty bitter. It’s well balanced with lots of hop flavor. It’s mostly resiny pine with echoes of Red Zinger tea. The aftertaste is resiny and bitter. It goes down real easy for 10% ABV. cfrancis (3512) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2010
Thanks to zach for this. Pours a golden yellow with a thin white foam. Aroma is a punch of grapefruit and floral. Taste is abrasive alcohol and hop bite followed by citrus and pine. Nice beer but not an everyday beer. Packs a punch.