italianjohn (2145) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden orange clear pour light white head aroma of citrusy hops and light piney hops .... sweet malty and citrusy bitter hop taste with a light bitter finish ..... a very solid and enjoyable ipa in a can .... easy drinking and no trace of abv
Travlr (9819) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 25, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can at DC local tasting. Medium golden color, small white head that rapidly disappears. Aroma of grass. Taste has moderate bitterness, dry finish. Not very complex or interesting.
GT2 (6997) - Riverside, California, USA - MAY 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. First BC rating! Pours a light orange/amber with practically no head and no lace. Aroma is caramel, citrus hops, orange peel. Taste is very bitter, nutty hops, Brasil nut, very hop-forward. Dry, bitter on the palate. Decent.
nimbleprop (3852) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can pours a transparent amber with a frothy, white head. Nose is musty, hops, pine cones, orange rind. Flavor is malty, oranges, pine, grapefruit, caramel, a little metallic. Finish is bitter and lightly sweet.
DocLock (7198) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one had a lot of press going in. Deep copper pour with 2-finger off-white head and great lacing. Nose is resiny hop, peppery, caramel malt. Tastes solidly caramel malty, with piney sprucy hops, black pepper, and a semi dry finish. Very good, and another great canned beer, and those who follow me will remember that about 3 years ago I recanted my submittal that all canned beers suck ass. This one is yet another empirical example that supports my recantation and upholds my correct application of the scientific theory.
Sean9689 (257) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Received this as an extra, but I canít remember from who. Anywho, thank you unknown BAer. Poured from can into my Goose Island pint glass.
A - Pours a hazy dark copper/orange with a couple fingers-worth of white frothy head. Thereís a good amount of lacing along the sides as the head dies down and a nice thin cap at the top. A really solid-looking IPA.
S - A nice crisp hoppy/floral aroma, slight malt, grapefruit. Very straightforward but then again, right on target for me.
T - I can tell this isnít super fresh, but itís still very good. Not quite as much hoppy/citrus notes as I expected, good floral notes, more malts on the palate compared to the nose. Slightly bitter finish but predominantly malts.
M - Light, clean & crisp, good carbonation with an oily finish.
D - A very solid IPA and I would love to have another chance at when super-fresh. That said, I enjoyed it very much!
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark, slightly cloudy golden orange/tangerine color with golden yellowish orange hues when held to a light source and a two finger frothy yellowish beige head with very good retention, only slowly fading into a lasting ring. Soapy chunks of lacing left behind.
Sweet uber fresh citrus hop aroma with lots of luscious tropical fruit notes and subtle earthy pine. Hints of pineapple, mango, orange and lemon peel along with pine needle and a subtle toasty caramel and biscuit malt character in the nose.
Chewy medium body that is bursting with fresh sweet citrus and earthy bitter hops, along with a ton of tropical fruit flavor and a subtle malt backbone. The tropical fruit notes are really pronounced with hints of mango, pineapple, grapefruit and orange peel. There is also a bitter earthy dryness that keeps things in check with hints of earthy pine. Subtle toasty malt backbone with hints of graham cracker and biscuit provides decent balance without taking anything away from the delicious hoppy flavor. Although this beer is more complex than it seems, the hops are the star here and they linger throughout into a sweet yet dry finish. The ABV of this beer is very well hidden making it dangerously drinkable. I had to stop myself from chugging it down to fast. Highly recommended!
altonbrownd (4474) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Whole Foods Hadley. Nice nose of hops, grapefruit and pine. Taste quite full-bodied of grapefruit and hops. Smooth, sweet. Not noticeable that itís from a can. Another excellent craft brewer using cans. Enjoyable.
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours a clear, light amber body topped with some off-white, sticky head. Aroma is big-time pine/resin hops, floral hops and a hint of malty sweetness. Flavor is dominated by the hops. Some caramel and melon sweetness come through, but, it was unbalanced and slightly thin (body) IMHO. Nice lingering bitter ending.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
can thanks to sigma23. poured a beautiful gold with a white head. aroma was awesome pine and citrus. flavor was the same but didnít live up to the nose. body was a little thin.