beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a lovely protypical west coast IPA. Strong hop aroma and taste but it doesn’t overdo it. Easy to drink. nice orange/amber color.
markwise (4544) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to adamharbaugh for sending this one along. Pours amber orange witha frothy white head. Nose is PINE with floral hops, malt, slight citrus, sap, honey, apricot, and loquat. Flavor is similar with prickly hop bitterness, florals, nice malt backbone, and apricot. Light to medium body and enjoyable canned IPA. Another joins the microcanning revolution.
mjg74 (2568) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from BevMo. Medium amber/reddish in color. Stong citric hop aroam. Quite bitter. Some sweetness as well. Pungent hoppy flavors up front. Good bitterness, but not overpowering. A hint of sweetness follows. Nice little IPA.
Guerde (1192) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(psychedelic can from bhensonb, thanks!) Pours a hazy dark orange/amber with a medium white head and thick lacing. Aroma displays prominent caramel, biscuit, cut grass (more specifically fresh cut wet grass), stewed tomatoes, pepper, and a bit of garlic. Kind of weird. Pine pops in from time to time, but this specific can lacks any of the citrus in the aroma that others are describing. The flavor has some caramel and bread which is followed by a period of nothing (maybe a faint hint of orange, but that’s a stretch) before being replaced by some pepper and a purely bitter piney hop bite on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium. Thanks Bill!
nickd717 (3587) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from K&L Redwood City. Pours a bright medium amber color with a two-finger, lasting off-white head and good lacing. Aroma is piney and citrusy hops, a touch of sweet malt, and tropical fruits. Flavor is a little pale and caramel malt, but mostly showcases a complex hop profile, with pine, pineapple, orange, and grapefruit. Very bitter. Crisp palate with medium body and carbonation. Best canned IPA I’ve had after Surly Furious.
AmEricanbrew (6030) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brilliant amber color with a lasting beige head. Big spruce sap hop aroma. Smooth medium body. Well balanced flavor is big floral and citrus hops on a lightly sweet, bready pale malt base. Kick ass canned ipa.
reakt (949) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Uto. Amber with a lasting off white head. Nose of orangey/piney hops and caramel. Taste is quite sweet and malty with some nice bitter hops. Looks like the pale is the best of the three I’ve had so far.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can from grape & gourmet. pours a clear, light gold with a thick, soapy white head and great lacing. aroma is quite pleasing with bright citrus notes of pink grapefruit and tangelo, soapy and sugary floral hop notes, a touch of tropical fruit, and just a hint of pine and honey. flavor is very nice as well with fresh grapefruit, orange, and lemon notes backed by resinous pine and slightly sweet floral hops and toasted caramel malts leading to a bitter, dry, citrusy finish. palate is smooth and very sessionable with solid carbonation. overall, a well done IPA from a can.
LtDan (1796) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - OCT 9, 2009
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Pours an bright amber gold with a 1/4 inch of sudsy head. Leaves tons of lacing on the glass.
Aroma: Huge amounts of grapefruit, orange, floral scents, a touch of pine and sweet malt.
Taste: Juicy grapefruit, fresh squeezed orange juice, pine, sweet and spicy malt. Ends with a big bitter hops presence.
Mouthfeel: Juicy and medium bodied.
Overall: I was quite pleased with this beer. It has everything I want in an IPA.
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 5, 2009
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from OTM in Point Loma. Pours slight cloudy golden/orange with 1/2" foamy white head. Nose is delicious tangerine, citrus and passion fruit hops...one of the more inviting aromas I can recall on an IPA. Flavor is pretty much in line with the nose, decent amount of hops and a nice blend of carbonation. Finish is a little dry and earthy, a little unpleasant compared to the nose and initial taste. Overall very good IPA.