Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
The second you open this bottle there is no mistaking that this is not your average IPA. Massive hop additions of the most obnoxious breeds put this taste bud burner in a league all its own. Our bet is that you will think it is Oso Freakishly good! Caution! This brew is 9% and may contain a hop cone in every bottle (2009 to present vintages) ! We want to make sure to repeat this reminder that we put a hop cone in the bottle. Always pour into a glass to release the essence from the bottle.

2008 Edition: 22-oz bottle
2009 Edition: 12-oz bottles w/hop cone in bottle
2010 - 2013 Editions: 12-oz bottles w/Hop Warning label

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Copper pour with decent foam. Smells of sticky sweet hops. Tastes great. Nice sweet malt and hop bitterness balance. Notes of pineapple, loads of hops, caramel. Very good to great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (6032) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2013
12oz bottle from jmagnus thanks to his donation raffle box. Poured a muddy amber with a larger frothy off white head. Aroma of sweet caramel, resiny hops, wet breads, wet toast, rotting oranges. Medium to slightly fuller bodied, average to slightly softer carbonation, average bitterness on the finish, linginering chalky aftertaste. Flavor of older orange meat, some pulp, caramel, wet toast, hop resin, molasses and dry cardboard. Lots going on here but tastes a little older, solid none the less.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (3063) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Cloudy golden copper pour with a thin white head and light sticky lacing .... aroma of caramel malts and floral piney hops .... taste is of chewy caramel malts and bitter hops with a piney and citrusy orange to it with a fresh floral hop .... has a oily hop mouthfeel .... a bit off flavor wise but a neat change of pace IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerKurve (520) - - NOV 11, 2013
Dark Hazy Orange with a filmy head, good lacing and low amount of carbonation. Aroma and flavor consist of citrus hops, apricot, mango, caramel malts. Heavy body and moderate carbonation. Pretty good

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ReverendMoon (155) - Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Such a sweet enticing caramelly scent, it threw me off since its a dipa. Very intriguing and addictive flavor profile. I cant quite pin it down, but it makes me happy as my nose and then lips near the glass. Weird? Maybe, but thats how it goes. Recommended for a less(or more?)-than-usual experience.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle, with hop cone :-) Pour is orange amber with silky write head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is big pine, citrus, grapefruit, resin, sweetness, light grain. Taste is potent pine, resin, grapefruit, lemon, light sweet and sour, toasted grain, and builds into more pine. Medium body and medium light carbonation. Bitterness fills out, very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
islay (2533) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2013
12 oz. bottle intenionally containing a large hop cone, consumed on 8-1-13. Sweet aroma features caramel, toffee, lemon, lemon rind, orange, orange rind, cinnamon, salt, and coriander scents. Also a hint of urine in the smell. Strong aroma but sweeter than I would prefer. Pours a clear copper with a large amount of long-lasting, thick, creamy taupe head. Produces good lacing. Sweet, mineral-y taste features lemon and salt elements. Dry and hoppy in the finish. Also cookie in the finish and aftertaste. Hops seem to have disippated since I purchased this beer in February 2013. Soft in the palate. Light liveliness. Light to medium body. Forgettable overall if not for the hop cone.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rubbishystuff (2485) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2013
From BandC. Bitter medicinal hops. Medicinal aroma. Maybe something when wrong, maybe Im not a fan of this particular hop. Didnt work for me. This beer also has a hop in the bottle gimmick. Serving: bottle

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (6598) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Aroma is citrus, pine and medium sweetness. The flavor is grapefruit, citrus, sweetish malts, hop resin and a mix of bitterness and slightly tangy in the finish. Shouldnt have let it set in the fridge, need to learn my lesson with IPAs/DIPAs.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (6069) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Had a draft of this one at Mars Cheese Castle. Orange and clear with white head. Orange fruity citrus aroma. Bubblegum smell. Sweet and fruity taste with huge hops and very bitter finish. Crazy unique but very good

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