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RATINGS: 673   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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An American-style India Pale Ale brewed with plenty of body and an assertive hop profile.
Grist: Premium Two Row, Munich, Crystal
Hops: Amarillo, Centennial and Simcoe
Original gravity: 1.057


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 18, 2009
Thanks to steiny for sharing, this is a really nice IPA that comes in a can. good hoppy, citrus flavor

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 11, 2009
12oz can courtesy of Reino poured into a pint glass. Pours a crystal clear golden amber with a small creamy white head that dissipates slowly to a sizable ring and leaves sporadic lacing. The aroma is well balanced with the citrus showing out up front with some grapefruit, orange peel and some grassy hops. There is a also a fairly big caramel sweetness balancing it out. The taste has the same citrus hops up front with grapefruit in the forefront, but it seems to be a bit earthier than the aroma suggests with a sturdy malt backbone that gives way to a finishing bitterness from the hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and fairly prickly with strong carbonation. This is a very drinkable IPA and one of the better beers in a can I’ve had in a while. Very tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (38082) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2009
<b>Can 355ml.</b>
Clear medium amber orange color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, orange, lime, grapefruit ? Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [260908]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crit (3509) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2008
Amber, lasting off white head,small bead. Citrusy, light cat piss nose. Dry grapefruit hop profile, lightly astringent. Good body/malt backbone. Medium strength lasting hop finish. Great lacing on glass. Quite good

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2238) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2008
Copper amber with a large, off white head. Beautiful aroma of fresh fruits, floral, soft citrus, and sweet malts. Medium bodied. Flavor is citrus, light sweet malts, fruity, and light herbs. Finish is rather bitter and slightly dry. I wish the fruit from the aroma carried over a little more than it did, but this is a very tasty IPA anyhow. Not overly done with easy drinkability.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2008
Tin. Poured amber with a medium lasting foamy white head. Wonderful fruity and floral aroma. Hoppy flavour with notes of fruit, citrus, citron and toast. Lasting hop finish. A good repeatable IPA

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 18, 2008
A decent pour from the can produces an almost three-finger thick, light tan colored head in my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip. The beer is a light amber color, but shows a brilliantly clear, orange / red tinged, full copper hue when held up to the light. The aroma is definitely hoppy, though not aggressively so, there is also a fair amount of malt character that accentuates a sticky hop character. Aromas of candied orange zest, ruby red grapefruit, caramelized oranges, some touches of pine and green herbal notes and, towards the finish, a touch of cracker like grain and lightly toasted malt.

Slightly sweet, somewhat light bodied, but definitely hoppy. A nice bitterness clings to the palate and lingers for quite some time in a long, bitter, dry finish. Up front the bitterness takes on a decidedly herbal note with touches of hemp, biting pine flavors and a bit of herbal / green-grassy notes. This is definitely nice and quaffable, it is not overly sweet nor thick for an IPA, though the hop character definitely tends to cling to the palate. The first sips, as well as sips where I have gone and done something else for a while, have a much more prominent citrus hop character (with orange zest, grapefruit notes, kumquat and perhaps a touch of lychee); otherwise the herbal and bitter hop flavors dominate.

The flavor is much more harsh and aggressive than the aroma suggested, but it will certainly still be enjoyable for the hop heads out there. A solid IPA, that could actually use a touch more malt, or to dial back the herbal and bitter hop character.

Purchased: Liquid Solutions

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - OCT 27, 2008
Bright clear orange with a firm white head. Strong fruity hoppiness, some herbal. Balanced, quenching with a bitter dry end.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - OCT 24, 2008
Golden clear orange poured from the can, sweet smell of hops on the nose. This is a solid, somewhat dry and very bitter IPA. Not quite a hop bomb, but generous nonetheless. The balance was well done and their was a nice trade off between the bitterness and a certain sweet syrupy sensation. I enjoyed this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2008
A microbrew in a can?? What is this world coming to?! Very sweet in both scent and taste, perhaps a little more sugary than I’d like but reasonably well balanced. The pay off is in the bitter taste at the end, and it’s in a can! Rad cauldron design as well.


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