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Review by everetends on 06/15/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
84 3 9 18 4 8 0
Old Review
Taken from notes a couple days ago. 12 oz can I picked up at Cheers Beverage in the form of a $10.99 four pack. Seems a bit steep, but what the hell since I saw it earlier for $14 in Douglassville. Served up in my DFH shaped pint glass.

A: Pours a really nice dark and rich orange color that is almost red in places. Held to the light that orange is really nice and radiant. The beer is somewhat hazy and has a touch of cloud to it. The head is a good finger and a half on the pour and it has some really nice staying power. Retention throughout the experience. The head is a white with a touch of apricot tint to it (sorry I seem to be liking the color apricot lately). The lace is thick and sticky, glazing the glass all the way down with pillowy and chunky lace. Nice.

S: Smell is somewhat hop forward but what else do you expect from a DIPA? Getting alot of pine and grapefruit coming out, but it isn't slapping you around with hop ego laden dominance. The malts are allowed to play here with a little bit of caramel and sugar sweetness. Sure it doesn't have a whole lot going on but it smells good.

T: This is really interesting. You get that intial wave of dry and bitter hops in your face. The hops have a bit of pine resin and grapefruit qualities to mix it up a bit. But that wave ends in a smooth pool of malty goodness. Some seriously creamy caramel malt comes in with a cooling of the hops and just an almost perfect sweetness to it. A bit of vanilla that is reminds me a touch of what you get from some oak is in there as well. There is a serious richness to this malt that can only be balanced by a serious base of a DIPA. I think this beer works incredibly well in the taste category.

M: WHAT? A medium to full bodied DIPA with a really nice creamy texture to it? I must know more! The carbonation really works with the creamy thickness here. ABV is almost without notice, and this seems like quite a feat at almost 9%. Not as dry as your usual DIPA, but I like the change that the malt backbone provides here. The beer has a slightly syrupy coating to the mouth and palate, leaving that sticky malt goodness for the aftertaste.

D: I would say so. I consumed this can in mere minutes trying to wrap my head around it. It doesn't sit heavy in the stomach, so that is not a problem. It doesn't have the typical over drying of a regular DIPA, so that doesn't pose a problem. Then again it doesn't have that overly cloying presence of a super malty brew. This beer rides a fine line and really pulls something beautiful off. A big presence in both hops and malt that you can't taste the large alcohol level in and its in a CAN! I almost didn't give it a 5 due to the price (since I like to factor in price to drinkability) but this works for a treat from time to time. This beer works for me, but then again I like malty IPAs and DIPAs. If you don't like malt in your DIPAs, you probably won't be as impressed.

Serving type: can

Reviewed on: 03-30-2009 21:39:25

Served In: Pilsner Glass

Review by Ricarrdo on 04/05/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 3 10 18 4 9 2010
Not quite sure what this is except Oskar Blues says its “red, wet, and sticky” and it is all three. It tastes like an overly barleyed IPA. It is red, has some malt, and is hoppy. Poured from a 12oz. can, it has very little head and is coppery red and syrupy with a lot of hops on the nose. The initial taste carries through on the syrup and you get some sweetness (but not malt) followed mid way by a jolt of hops. The finish is creamy, sweet, and bitter. This is a nice beer.

Price: $2.50 Served In: Pint Glass

Review by cjsell on 10/15/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 3 9 16 4 8 2009
Big, Red, Sticky, Yummy.

Served In: Tulip

Review by seaoflament on 03/22/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 3 10 15 4 8 2009
*Uploading my old reviews, this one has a review date of: 1-21-08. If I can acquire the beer again I will re-review it*

Thanks to ncvbc for the trade, I’ve been waiting for a while to try this one.

The beer began to pour a caramel color but the second half of the can turned it into a muddy, rusty brown color. About two inches of soft off-white foam maintains itself very well for a few minutes.

Big, pungent aromas of citrus, pine cones, acidic fruits, grains, and soft citrus flowers. I’m also picking up some over-ripe grapefruit, a bit of caramel, toasted malts, and sour bread dough. A bit resiny.

The taste presents a fine dose of toasted malts, caramel, grapefruit, lemon, and a slightly sweet and dry finish. I detect a bit of dark berries in the flavor as well. Some bitterness in the finish but it doesn't taste like a fresh hop bite.

Mouthfeel is semi-thick and well carbonated. Not one of my favorite hoppy brews but I wouldn’t turn this one down if offered again.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by tavernjef on 03/03/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
90 3 10 18 5 9 2008
Smeared, dull, darkish orangey color with a magnificently large capping of slightly yellowed spongy, pocketed foam. The top sits forever and a day while encompassing the edge with a large blanketing of thick splotchy lacing.

Soft pleasing dark and rich aroma of slightly dried caramel malt, candish to a point, with a pinch of dried floral hoppiness, pine dust, and some dark fruity oils.

Nice well-rounded tone, flavor, and profile for a Dbl. IPA. Actually this is quite yummy with a good portion of medium fronted caramel candyness wrapped in a whirlwind of light dryishness, mild toasted grain, dark fruity raisin skin touches, and some floral hints and plenty of oily hoppynessa and pine hints with a titch of citrus-like pithy bitterenss to finish it off.

Feel is quite smooth, rich, creamy, oily, with just the right kind of buzz of dryness and bitterness flying about within the malty realm of ggodness. A soaking enrichment of caramel and slightly toasted malt fills the palate while the hops add some attractive qualities of dark flowery oils and citric pithy dryness.

A pleasantly unique and damn fine Dbl. IPA here. Nothing overwhemling here and at 8.7% makes it low on the scale of ABV for a beer that tastes as big as this.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Surly Duff on 09/18/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
68 2 5 16 4 7 2008
My can says 8.7% unlike TT's can. Weird.

Pours a nice slightly cloudy copper with a nice reddish hint to it. Small off-white head settles fairly quickly and leaves just a little bit of lacing stuck to the walls of the glass.

Nice thick and semi-sweet notes of caramel malt. Hint of toasty malt and a bit of light creamy toffee. Hops are in there with a nice grapefruit and a hint of lemon but not as big I was expecting. Bit of metallic aroma at the end.

There are the hops! Nice smooth and fruity grapefruit and a bit of lemon. Caramel malt backbone holds the hops well with a nice bit of sweetness to it. Bit of bitterness is soon calmed by the malt again. Fruity with a nice caramel twist. No sign of the alcohol or the metallic tones that were in the aroma.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Tip Top on 12/26/07  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 3 9 16 4 8 0
Review from 10/31/06

This can says 9.2% abv, not 8.7 like listed.

A - Dark amber, sort of the color of iced tea. One finger head, slightly off white. Getting smaller by the minute, but leaving nice lacing down the glass.

S - Big hop nose. Both citrus and pine here. Grapefruit and orange. Bit of alcohol on the nose.

T - Starts out with a big caramel maltiness. Gets a bit sweeter, then works into the hops. More pine than citrus on the taste, though both are present. At the end you get a bit of a hop bite with some hint of alcohol.

M - Medium bodied with good carbonation.

D - For a big beer, it doesn't get too much easier to put down. Nicely done.

Served In: Other

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