pantanap (3335) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
can thanks to andrew for sharing.....pours a transparent yellow brown with a medium white frothy head..... aroma of musty hops with sweet tropical fruits.... flavors of earthy hops, somewhat soapy yet creamy mouthfeel and toasty malt. eh.
LtDan (1740) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - SEP 12, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Great gimmick (being in a can), great style to put in a can, nowhere near an American IPA. Very buttery and malty. I am quite puzzled at the high ratings. Also note that while the brewery is located in San Francisco, this can was made in Cold Springs, MN.
alexanderj (3260) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle; poured a clear gold, large white head with some lacing. Aroma of yeast, citrus, grapefruit and caramel; blended together pretty well. Hops were pretty mellow in the flavor; slightly sweet. Good caramel flavor; citrus and a bit of grapefruit. Very sessionable.
Brewsmith (148) - Torrance, California, USA - SEP 9, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12 oz. can purchased locally. Aroma is full of hops, orange, pine, a liittle woody. Golden amber with a small off white head. Flavor is dominated with hop flavor full of pine and citrus followed by toasty malt and a hint of sweetness and a strong hop bitterness that persists through the finish. Full bodied, and full of flavor. One of the best beers available in a can.
ChazMania (642) - Pasadena, California, USA - AUG 31, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Canned pour into a frozen pint mug. Pour a nice cantalope like color, maybe more amber than that. Nice citrus aroma. Some good canned beers out lately and this is one of them. Great floral and citrus flavor. I’m very impressed.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBSG 2008. Pretty nice IPA, lots of citrus hops, good balance to it all. Pretty solid this stuff comes in a can. Pours amber with a small white head. Enjoyable IPA, not over the top, but a good crisp floral personality.
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark amber in color. A very nice four inch of head forms on the pour. Took a couple seconds to make room in the glass to finish the pour. Smell is floral hops. Taste is creamy, well balanced hops. Not very assertive, over the top hops, but well put together. This is a very malty IPA. I’ve had several canned beers and this is the first one where I swear I get a metallic hint in the beer. Very good nonetheless.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of light hoppy florals and citrus. Some sweet pale and caramel malts. Clear golden pour with a thin head. Nice smooth maltiness upfront followed by a nice bitterness profile that consists of earthy floral hops and light citrus skins. Smooth medium carbonation renders this beer nicely drinkable. Some hoppy resins linger on the palate in the form of moderate dryness.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 23, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz. can. Dark gold color, nice white head that clings very well. Lots of piney, grassy hops in the nose. Nice hop bitterness, well balanced malts as well. Very good IPA.
pepsican (1415) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - AUG 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
can thanks to alohac. Thanks! amber pour with a medium white had. Toffee and citrus aroma. Flavor is up front caramel and toffee with hop citrus and some earth. Bittersweet finish with a good amount of carbonation.