bigguns22 (770) - Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ok beer.good color and carbonation.Everything else is lite,lite aroma and lite taste.Good not great.
theempire (5) - California, USA - JAN 12, 2011 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Being a drinker of bold California IPAís this was a HUGE surprise. Bold like the CA type, but much more on the malty side. Iím very impressed.
caramel, grass, leaves, red, clear, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
Radek Kliber (7086) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma lovely fresh citrus hop aroma, fresh and clean. Golden malt below. 8-
Appearance slight (chill?) haze on amber with medium white top. Good lace.3+
Flavor and Palate : potent bitterness , citrus with nutty woody hop character. Slight tartness with grassy backing. Fruity feel on sides. Overall hop sided , les mart oriented even for IPA. Oh Oregon!
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark golden copper/amber color with dark ruby red edges hen held to a light source and a massive frothy three finger off-white head. Excellent retention, only slowly fading into a thick lasting cap that leaves sporadic chunks of soapy lacing left behind.
Sweet citrus hop aroma with hints of pineapple, range peel, mango along with subtle earthy pine, subtle light fruit and alcohol.
On the lighter end of medium bodied with a nice balance of sweet citrus, earthy hops and malt backbone. Not overly bitter with hints of grapefruit and pineapple as well as some pine needle and biscuit/graham cracker malt. Slightly dry finish. Decent but nothing out of the ordinary.
jonno (2449) - JAPAN - DEC 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2011 From the Can at Olive Tree Market Tasting room. Soft nose. Lovely amber colour. Really hoppy. Lots of grapefruit. Uncomplex hoppy drinking. Becoming a huge fan of the can in delivering top beer!
Arayaga2 (2102) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber with a cm of dense, dimpled white head. Aroma is hoppy with grapefruit and pineapple. Taste is the same, minus most of the pineapple, and itís dry, biscuity and drinkable. $2/12oz
acearl (479) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark orange pour with creamy tan head, some lacing, citrus hop aroma with some hints of sweetness and dough, same nectar hoppy taste, medium bitterness, has some kind of off putting hoppiness, like orange peal, leave some sourness in the aftertaste, good, not great, i like the low alcohol %,
very nice packaging, can are great
FatPhil (13313) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml can - lop-sided trade with Rosenbergh - thanks!
7 Classic biscuitty flapjack sweet hoppy US IPA aroma. Iíve missed it, to be honest, after too many Estonian and Latvian lagers.
4 Rich orange, slightly hazy, off-white ice-cream float head.
7 Big bold fruity new-world hop retronasals, but also slightly soapy. Quite sweet, biscuity malts by the tonne, but not unbalanced.
4 Smooth palate, though perhaps a little sticky. Pleasant carbonation. That 2-row malt dominates the finish, itís so sweet and biscuity. Pretty fasty fruity hops too - a touch peachy, but certainly grapefruit too.
14 Tremendously drinkable, but packed full of flavour. If it was just slightly more attenuated, it would be a stunner.
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2010
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was a nice ipa with that nice clean poured out of a can taste. Good beer.
Canuckale (8) - Alabama, CANADA - OCT 29, 2010 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Just discovered this at whole foods. Recommended by an employee there. What a great find. Excellent hoppy taste. Smooth drinking. Go out and get it.