jercraigs (8772) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010-07-01. Crisp golden amber body with a nice foamy beige head and lace. 4+ Pleasantly hoppy aroma, mild citrus and resin, mild malt. 7+ Flavour is similar, mild citrus up front, healthy resiny hop core, mild underlying malt is secondary. 7+ Average palate suits it nicely. Just a very solid well made IPA. Yumm! Can at Naked City, Seattle
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[3087-20100702] 12floz can. Rich grapefruit citrus hops aroma. Clear, amber orange body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head and some lacing. Bitter orange body with a grapefruit citrus hops flavour has a long citrusy finish with a hint of sweetness. Medium body is bitter. Pretty good.
On the can: "Keep cool, just like you."
(@ Naked City, Seattle, WA)
illkarate (115) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - JUL 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can. Pours a beautiful amber/orange with a soft, off white head. Exceedingly well balanced flavors for an IPA, great bitterness, probably a bit more on the resiny/spruce side of things than herbal or citrus. Seems to have a hint of juniper or maybe pepper. Tough to say. Nice lacing and a lingering, dry finish. Great example of a west coast IPA and likely one of the best. Way to go Ashland! Now you have something besides the Shakespeare Festival to be proud of.
waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. 07.08.10.
Pours a deep golden caramel color with a thin white head (1 finger). The nose here is simply caramel malt, spicy, piney hops, and pineapple. The taste is very earthy, spicy, pine like hops mixed into a dry caramel malted middle, and finishes dry and bitter. The mouthfeel is a little bit chewy but mainly very drinkable. A really good, cheap ipa in a can. Thanks Caldera.
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - JUL 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Solid citrus aroma. Copper pour with a nice off-white head. The citrus hops shine through the flavor, which also exhibits a solid malt backbone. Overall: solid, super easy going and quaffable.
mpersinger (360) - , California, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster from can (thanks Megan). Ruddy carmel color with hint of carmel in aroma and into flavor, actually. Nice malt backbone and pine/citrus hop flavors. There’s sulfur note, and an earthy hop finish.
thagr81_us (175) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served from can into a Delerium Tremens tulip. Pours a hazy red-orange with a one finger off-white head that slowly subsides to minimal. Maintains decent lacing throughout. The aroma was comprised of malt, hops, and pine. The flavor was of malt and a load of hops. It was medium on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a very nice IPA from a can no-less. Definitely worth seeking out if you are an IPA fan as it is quite drinkable and enjoyable. I will be having another in the near future.
k9coug (102) - USA - JUN 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice to have a colorful can that I can drink in the car (just one, I don’t drive drunk). Supporting he political left in Ashland detracts, but a better than average IPA. Sneeze factor was at 9.
HonkeyBra (3826) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can. Hell yeah. Dark burnt orange color with a slight off white head. Aroma of orange peels, grapefruit, caramel and toffee. Flavor is pretty dry with strong orange and tangerine in the forefront. Toffee caramel malts balance it out a bit but it’s still very bitterness and hop forward. Nice mouthfeel, medium bodied, good carbonation. Very good IPA.
Leafs93 (1918) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy copper with nice head. Pine and citrus aroma. Taste is more sweet than bitter, very refreshing on such a hot day. Smooth.