rocbyter (1898) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUN 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pine hop aroma with a light amount of malt. Clear orange color with a small white head. Strong bitter beginning that fades in the finish.
VertBaconStrips (2081) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Holy shit this rules! A great beer in a can? Start the trend...
Poured out a crystal clear bright orange brew with a small yet thick off white cap that stays well, leaves some spotty lacing and just looks awesome in my glass. The aroma is massive and incredibly fresh. Resiny, lightly pungent and floral... oh oh... my catís going to take a dump... best git on with this! Huge peaches, orange peel, caramel that pokes its head up here and there, grapefruit, very very sweet and thick smelling, and MINT! Very very cool - I really dig this mint - I didnít have to search for it as itís right in my face. An absolutely mouth watering aroma greets me every time I stuff my face into my glass. MINT! I might just smell this until it evaporates. Interesting is the power struggle between sweetness, peaches and mint. The initial orange peel has transformed into a very sweet orange. The taste is easily the best tasting IPA that Iíve ever had from Canada and shows up a lot of West Coast IPAís.. not all but a good number of the good ones. Then again, Once I put this up against those that I have access to this opinion may change. The sweet caramel is everywhere and no where at the same time keeping the flavours in check. Resin, pine, grapefruit that is somewhere between ruby red and unsweetened. Candy, something tropical, moderate bitterness makes me wonder how high my bitterness tolerance has gotten. OK, the taste in not complex at any rate but damn is this tasty and amazingly drinkable - proven by the fact that I needed 3 cans to complete the review solely due to the incredible rate that I downed each glassful. Smooth and creamy mouth feel, goes back like nothing and finishes with long term bitter paralysis. Instantly my new beer for permanent stocking of my fridge.
mkade8883 (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from vingio311, thanks Vince. Pours a beautiful deep orange color with a red tint. Absolutely intoxicating aroma of caramel and hops, rich with pine and tropical fruit. Iím first hit by caramel and piney hops, and any sweetness is immediately squashed by a round bitterness present throughout. Really well made IPA.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared at a tasting. Another journey into the void of canned beer. Iím becoming a bigger fan every day of canned beer and this beer is one of the reasons. It had a big aroma of hops, barley, and malts. The color was reddish with a goldish tint to it. The body wasnít too heavy, it was very easy to drink.
Sask89 (418) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUN 20, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2010 Pours a nice amber colour, fairly clear with a minimal tan head that dissipates. Aroma is of floral and citrus hops with grapefruit and peach scents most noticeable. Taste is sweet citrus fruit with some pine up front followed quickly by a nice long bitterness through to the finish. Medium-full body, somewhat slick mouth feel. Overall a very enjoyable IPA, great beer.
jarow (237) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours a light amber with a white head and nice lacing. Nose is sweet, citrusy hops, green apples, some pine. Taste is equal parts piney and citrusy hops, strong bready malt background. Finish is medium-length, hoppy bitter, some caramel. Good if unexceptional IPA.
Mora2000 (5695) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Exiled for sharing this beer.
The beer pours a clear orange color with a white head. The aroma is a mixture of catty hops and orange citrus. The flavor is a little bit different. I get some resiny hops as well as some orange citrus and pine notes. The bitterness level is about medium. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Resinous hops on the nose with a solid malt aroma in the background. Pours a reddish amber with a thin white head. Piney and resinous hops with a thick malt flavor following. Solid IPA!
TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wow! Pungent hop city! A lot of the grapefruit smell too. Decent head on pour, Decent lacing, just red enough to look like an IPA, very clear and golden. Very clean tasting. Just a bit of yeast and malty sweetness before the hops bitterness sets in. A lasting bitterness. Not that foamy, but a little, its quite clear and it clears the palate fairly cleanly after the bitterness wears off. A pretty darn good IPA, I would be happy if I could make one this good at home. Itís surprising that it comes in a can, it really desrves better but then that is part of the character.
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can shared by daknole -- tick. Pours amber in color with a pillowy beige head. Smells attractively of citrus and hops. Promises quite a bite, but doesnít quite deliver in flavor. Ends with a bothersome note of flour, but not bad overall.