hainer (19) - New York, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very well executed color (copper amber), lacing, aroma and texture. Pours with an exemplary head and immediately reeks of fine, quality ingredients. The taste starts citrusy with hints of caramel, but the hops soon take over, in a welcome, lasting rush of nicely calibrated bitterness. A very fine pale ale whose quality far exceeds the shoddy design and print job of the can from which it was poured.
devman171 (985) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with light foam and nice lacing. Nice citrusy aroma and clean dry finish, nice pale ale
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can poured into a pint glass.
A: Pours a reddish copper color with top notch clarity for the style. This features one of the best heads Iíve ever seen on a pale ale - three fingers high, with an offwhite shade. The retention level and fluffy texture is quite excellent, and so is the lacing left behind on the glass.
S: Tons of bready, caramel malts, grapefruit, and floral notes on the aroma. This one really reeks of Centennial hops, even though this seems to be primarily a Cascade-hopped ale.
T: Itís a rather typical pale ale, with citrusy, lemongrass hop flavors backing up a clean malt undercurrent. The malts also seem to develop a nutty, earthy tone after a while, balanced by the hops. No extreme flavors here, just a simple, easy to drink pale ale.
M: Very clean and dry on the finish and aftertaste. Has that crisp, refreshing texture that would make it great on a hot day, only with a body that could stand to be less flabby.
O: It is what it is - a well crafted, basic pale ale in a can. Really, itís just another SNPA clone, but that just means SNPA is such a great beer to ape. Damnit, I need to buy more canned craft beers ASAP!
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy orange tan head very little aroma. Very dry aftertaste. Nice amount of bitter that comes through.
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tia (939) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Golden with thin white dissipating head and decent lacing. Smells a little cat pissy. Tastes a little cat pissy, too, but also perfumey. Very soft mouth feel, moderate hop finish.
ben4321 (4016) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2012
Location: Draft at the Brewpub, 11/21/12
Aroma:†The nose has some caramel, some citrus, a little pine, and a little grain
Appearance:†This one pours a caramel color with a white head and lots of lace on the glass
Flavor:†The taste of this one is a little sweet, and it has a medium hop bitterness to it
Palate:†It has a fairly clean feel to it, with a medium body, average carbonation, and a dry finish
Iím surprised I havenít rated this one before, as this is probably the Blue Mountain beer I have seen the most in stores and bars, and I am pretty sure Iíve tried it before. Anyway, this is a very solid APA.
zizzybalubba (1448) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can from Total Wine in Chesapeake, VA (best by February 2013). Dark orange pour with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of tangerine, pineapple, canned peaches, and light pine. The flavor is what you would expect from the aroma; citrus with soft pine and well balanced with the malts. A bit thin even for a pale ale but still good.
Niko100 (2015) - Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice amber color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of caramel malt, hops, & some grain; Flavor of slight sweet malt, caramel, herbal hops, and citrus; Dry finish and slightly bitter; Fairly decent.
jgb9348 (4770) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crisp copper coloured body with a nice amber glow and a one centimetre tall tan head - nice. Aroma of caramel malt, nuts, earth, grass and a bit of raisins. Medium-bodied; Assertive grassy and malty notes up front with a bit of an english hop flavour of caramel and earth and the fleeting taste of apples and pears on the finish. Aftertaste shows some nuts, earth, grass and a bit of european hoppiness. Overall, a nice beer - definitely showing more english roots (hence an EPA) than american - but a solid beer that isnít phenomenal, but good. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Whole Foods in Falls Church (Tysonís Corner), Virginia on 31-October-2012 for US$1.99 sampled at home in Washington on 12-November-2012.
mcox90 (1563) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can courtesy of RABinVA. Pours copper/amber with a 1 finger off white head. Some lazy rings of lace. Sweet biscuit aroma undercut by some herbal hops scent. Taste is caramel/toffee sweetness, balanced well by some hop bitterness. Moderate bodied with a nice smooth feel. Nice.