LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can @ RFD Washington DC. Pours cloudy amber in color with full foamy white head. Aroma citrus hops, hops and malt. Taste bitter citrus hops and malty with bitter finish.
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to riversideAK. Big coniferous hops aroma, a bit of a floral element, too. Pours a light, hazy gold with a thick off-white head and glass-coating lace. Flavor has a floral front against a husky malt backbone, soapy hops bitterness that overpowers the aroma hops a bit. Medium body, smooth and soft on the palate.
bsjay (54) - Oregon, USA - OCT 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Best beer I’ve ever had in a can, directly out of the can, unfortunately. Surprising hop aroma and taste, not too bitter. Nice.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
can thanks to bhensonb. looks like i am the 300th rater of this one. poured a light gold with a white head and some spotted lace. aroma was very fruity, pineapple, and pine. flavor was pine and lots of fruits carried by a light body.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(can from riversideAK). Copper color with light cloudiness. Medium off white head. Strong pine hop aroma. Pine hop flavors with a light malt sweetness. and light bitterness. Avg duration. Light dry finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Good lacing.
mar (5256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can thanks to ericanders. Amber with a cream head. Nose is fresh hops with watermelon and other fruits. Rather nice on the palate with a smooth flavor of creamy fruity hops.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a transparent dark golden bronze with a thin, wispy-lacing white head. Aroma of lightly sweet caramely malts with a mild grassy and grapefruity hop character. Starts with pretty good fullness and malty sweetness with a pleasant citrusy hop balance before a crisp, bittersweet finish. Could use a little more hoppy assertiveness, but is still quite drinkable.
mattmc1973 (479) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can received in a trade a while back, poured into a tulip. A bit old, so lack of freshness may affect scores, but we’ll see. Pours clear amber with creamy, frothy off-white head. Aroma of very sweet caramel malt and floral/citrus hops. Taste is very sweet and caramel-ish, with some sweet fruit and pine. Crisp medium mouthfeel. Very good, I’d like to taste it fresh!
bvc (1241) - Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can. I have had this numerous times since it showed up in the WA market a few months ago, but figured it is time to rate it. Nose is biscuity pineapple and malty peach. Tastes like a cracker up front. Moves into some citrus and tropical fruit and then malt and piney bitterness.
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2009, day 1: Fluffy carbonation along with a smooth texture. Rich malts but not overly malty. Moderate bitterness. Zingy hop finish. Not overly exciting but it’s a solid beer.