lb4lb (2112) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of hopdog in trade. Thanks!
Pours an attractive dark, murky amber with a lasting beige head. Smell is nice and fruity with citrus, peaches, and grapefruit scented hops in particular. Taste is sweet and fruity with a hoppy backing to it. Very nice fruity taste of peaches and sweet ruby red grapefruit with a good dose of refreshing hops to it. Very well balanced and super drinkable. Full mouthfeel, slightly creamy and nice moderate carbonation. Add the fact that it comes in a can and this is one hell of a fun beer to drink. Really solid all around. Thanks again for this one!
zathrus13 (1661) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Gold/orange, with a white head. Aroma is citrusy hops and caramel. Flavor is citrus, malt, and caramel, with a body on the heavy side. Thanks to Foolish_Mortal for this can.
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can: Golden to amber in color. Aromas are of citric and floral hops and maybe a touch of spice. In the mouth it is medium-bodied with a tart midpalate and a bit of added dryness on the finish. Really enjoyable and drinkable on a warm day.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In a can from O’Briens. Pours a hazy amber color with a foamy off-white head. Nice juicy citrus hop aroma, some toasty and caramel malts, along with floral notes. Pleasant American (mostly West Coast) IPA character, solid malt backbone supports lots of c-hop flavors of citrus and evergreen with a light spiciness - quite nice and somewhat unexpected from this Hawaiian canned brew. Medium body with creamy smooth carbonation.
ChazMania (640) - Pasadena, California, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2008 Canned 6-er from BevMo. I simply love the idea of good craft beer in a can. The aroma and taste of this is not overwhelmingly good for the style, but my over impression is higher based on the canned aspect. Something simple and "green" about this so I would regularly buy their beer for the entrepreneurship of canning craft beer. I also bought some of their coconut porter which I will review soon. My wife is having one now.....
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 4, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can from BevMo Mission Valley. Big floral hop aromas, with some citrus and pine to boot. Its nice to be able to have a great IPA by the pool and not have to worry about breaking the glass. A great IPA either way!
mjg74 (2428) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from BevMo. Medium copper color upon pouring. Nice citric hop aroma. A little bit of syrupy sweetness. Sweet grapefruit up front. Good hop bitterness with quite a bit of maltiness. Good balanced IPA.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at O’briens. Pours with an amber body topped by a thick, off-white head with some lacing. It’s slightly sweet and malty with a light grapefruity hop note and a little apricot. Reminds me more of a Pale Ale than an IPA. Medium bodied and smooth.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
can from naven. A very nice IPA. Tons of citrus. Very drinkable. Me likey.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2008 Draft. Amber body, somewhat malty nose with light hop presence. Substantially underhopped for the style, with its balance much toward the malt side, fruity, slightly grainy. Drinkable. 6 3 7 3 14 RERATE: At the brewpub on draft, this is much hoppier.