ZR2Blazer (87) - Christiansburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2010
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1 finger off white head
Hops on aroma
Nice balanced taste, finishes moderately hoppy, with a touch of bitter. Pretty good APA.
BREWMUSKCLES (2367) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
sampled after their great dipa and perhaps the reason why i found it more malty in the flavor and less developed for the lesser hop character. darker amber golden orange brew it seemed more spicy with a touch of fruit in the good malt flavor. nice light astringency to the mouthfeel.
weharvie (40) - USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Fruity, strong hop aroma
Appearance: Deep golden color. Nice clarity.
Taste: strong hop initial bitterness, balanced with mild malty flavot
Overall: a stronger pale ale, but pleasant to drink
FlacoAlto (3838) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A solid pour into my 25cl tulip glass produces a three finger thick, pale tan colored head that has some staying power. The beer is a nicely red tinged copper-amber hue that shows a brilliantly clear, bright copper color when held up to the light. The aroma smells of grapefruit zest scented with pine oil, sweet caramelized malt, toasted grain and a caramelized biscuit malt character. The hop and malt aromatics are fairly balanced here, though the hop citrus is definitely playing the leading role.
A nice biting hop character up front is thick with grapefruit and lychee, while the finish gets herbal, with pine notes along for the ride and a biting, rough’ish bitterness that lingers on in the long finish. This has a medium-light body to it that is thickened by crystal malt character; this is not overly heavy though and is certainly a quaffable beer. The hop character is a bit more aggressive in the flavor than it was in the aroma. A touch of cracker like grain and pale-toasted malt character adds some light spicing towards the finish of each sip
This is a nicely hoppy pale ale, it has a bit more crystal malt character than I might prefer, but that is perfectly in line with many American versions of the style. This will certainly help those in need of a hop fix and I always enjoy tasty beer coming from a can.
hatchattack (255) - Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. pours a light copper color. aroma of citrus and floral hops. taste: grapefruit then an easy amount of bitterness from the hops, good beer.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Copper with a white head. Aroma is citrus and spice...mostly pepper. Flavor is similar with less citrus and more pepper and general spice. Easy but good.
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear copper color with a medium amount of quickly dissapating offwhite head. Aroma comes off very different to me: kinda nutty woodyness with a bit of caramel candy sweetness and a tad citrus presence. Flavor is very light on the tongue, bit watery, light roasty toasted grain essence in base with bitter flower hop finish. Overall, bit of a letdown.
strap (566) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - MAR 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a light orange with a medium head. citrusy, a bit sweet. nice earthy and lightly pine hops. very good american pale ale.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the can (yeah!) pours a clear, medium, golden-amber colored body. Effervescing streams of micro-bubbles scream towards the surface, pooling into a moderate, frothy head of off-white foam. Thick, sticky sheets of lacing coat the entire glass. The nose shows a good deal of aging cereal grain, with stale caramel malt and fading, grassy, slightly piny hops notes. Flavors follow suit, again seemingly a bit stale and grainy, with a slightly oxidized caramel sweetness. Countering bitterness stems from grassy, slightly resinous hop notes. The palate is medium bodied, with most of the heft coming from residual sugars. Finishes on the cloying side, with moderate carbonation throughout. Decent at best.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Aroma of floral hops on a bed of caramel, lightly toasted malt. Flavor again lightly toasted and somewhat grainy with a good deal of bitterness. Came out a bit over-carbonated, but that subsided with time. Not a whole lot to get excited about, but it’s alright.