mansquito (5341) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Whole Foods, DC six-pack ($11): Pours a light amber with a very proper head. Aroma of malts, grapefruit, and pina. Obviously the fruity aromas come from the citrusy hops. The taste is pretty hoppy and leaves some aftertaste, but there is a very solid malt backbone in there as well. Very well-balanced with different flavors popping up throughout. Hops are definitely not one dimensional in this beer.
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From can. WOW WOW WOW, what a surprise this was! I was not expecting much from this can other than the amazing artwork. Hops in your face nose, apricot, delicious, hops and a mouth puckering bitter finish. One of my favorites in a can, definitely. IPA lovers buy this and do not look back. Surprisingly fresh.
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden brown with a nice amount of carbonation. I think using a can really helps to preserve this IPA and it is still rather fresh. I definitely would recommend to pour this one in a glass though. The aroma is rather simplistic as I get hops, along with citrus mixing in. There is a large amount of head on the initial pour as well. I can taste hops, malts, lots of bittering hop flavors coming through very strong all the way through the finish.
bigguns22 (791) - 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 IPA’s this was a HUGE surprise. Bold like the CA type, but much more on the malty side. I’m 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 (7165) - 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 (2489) - 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 (2122) - 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 it’s dry, biscuity and drinkable. $2/12oz
acearl (496) - 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