slowrunner77 (6576) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 23, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
can: not a huge fan of this one. is it an esb or a red? not really similar in style. this comes across as a lightly hoppy red ale, but also a little dusty. not bad, but not impressed either.
MunBro (684) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Yuck. I obviously got an extremely old bottle (labeled as ESB) because it literally poured out of the bottle as foam. Gross metallic taste. Willing to try a new rebranded bottle and re rate then.
kevinsenn (1352) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Beertown, under the name "ESB". Surprising citrus aroma. Bready caramalt taste with bright floral and citrus hops. Good balance of bitter and sweet. Not really an ESB, but a nice "IRA".
sulawang (691) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Visual: Pours cloudy light root beer brown with minimal head, a thin layer of fine retention, several streams of varied speeds.
Nose: bright grapefruit hops with some metallic muskiness, hints of jasmine (lvl-7)-pungency
Attack: immediate bitter hop assault, crisp fizzy-tingly mouthfeel
Mid-palate: (lvl-4)-sweetness, (MAIN) toffee malts, citrus hops, tangerine-grapefruit peel,
Finish: lingering biting hopped bitterness, burpy, dry finish.
Summary: To me this is like a less fruity-more malty drier IPA, but still very bitter. Not 100% my style of beer but decent nonetheless. The nose is great.
Attackinblack (4) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml can in to a pint glass. Nice red, leaning on the copper side. Mellow head, not over carbonated. Smells like a mix of caramel and piney hop. Tastes like it smells but better. Hop hit first and smooth caramel malt wash almost instantaneously. Like that balance. Lovely. Nobody talks about this stuff on this site but I paid less than $2.50 for this beer in BC. Thatís robbery for this beaut of a beer.
Oldschool_Mike (140) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can into pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy copper colour with a little cap of off white head. Aroma is slightly fruity hops. Taste is a little malty with nice hop flavour. Good beer.
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
b3shine (6238) - Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz can to half-pint glass (thanks cards04). Looks good; a slightly hazy amberish brown with very light caramel head. Smells solid; bittersweet from the hops and malt along with some toastiness. Tastes like it smells with some tropical fruit, caramel, and a touch of pine as well. Pleasant on the palate with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Iím normally not a fan of IRAs, but this works nicely.
GraffitiVandal (100) - Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
ENG: Can poured into a glass. Color is amber-reddish with nice tan colored foam. Aroma is a bit pine, a bit citrus with caramel malt. Taste is caramel-malty plus hoppy-bitter but not overwhelmed. Very balanced. Overall itís a tasty easy-drinkable beer. Kind of surprise that a beer from a can could be also great in taste. /////~//////////////////////////////////////////// PL: Puszka przelana do szkła. Kolor ciemno bursztynowy, czerwonawy z łądną gęstą jasną pianą. Aromat karmelowy, lekko sosnowy i cytrusowy. W smaku głůwnie karmelowo-słodowy z domieszką chmielowej goryczki, ale nie jest nią przeładowany. Dość zbalansowane - lekkie pijalne piwo. Bardzo dobre jak na piwo z puszki.
exeter (440) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not much head great but great lacing. Taste is of pine hops and malt sweetness. Has just the right amount of bitterness at the end.
cfrancis (2637) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Reimer for this. Pours a foggy brown with a small off white top. Aroma is pine and grapefruit hops and caramel malt. Taste is more pale ale than esb but itís fantastic, great maltiness coupled with a smooth grapefruit and pine hop. Wish this was available locally.