DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can. I love canned beers. Pours a hazy red color with a huge off-white head. Aroma is a blast of fresh hops. Mango, pineapple and an assortment of other tropical fruits. Orange peel. Very resinous. This has one of the nicer aromas of any regular IPAs I have smelled recently. Flavor is very fruity, citrusy and sweet with little to no malt background. Bitterness is very low, to a fault. As good as the aroma is the flavor is lacking malt balance and bitterness. There is nothing to hold up the nice hop flavors. A great aroma with a disappointing flavor.
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. can shared with alexanderj and kleyland at the 4th of July Celebration. Murky gold color. Citrus aroma. Flavor of caramel malts.
BMan1113VR (7896) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours with a largish, tight, creamy, off-white head with good lacing. Hazy, orange body. Aroma of grrapefruit, appricot, and sugar, nearly all hops. Taste is some malty sweetness followed by exotic fruits (lychee nut for sure) and more light hops. Mouthfeel is smooth and water like, with light carbonation. Very good.
TheEpeeist (3465) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz can. Clear earthy orange brown with a creamy ivory head. Nose is spruce, tangerine and mango. Juicy with sharp carb; fresh and lively but plenty to chew on. Taste is grilled pineapple, caramel and lemon zest with a soft doughy finish. Delicious. I could drink this all the time.
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very fresh tasting ipa, both in aroma and taste. I wish I could just go to my local store to get it. :(
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can from hophead22...... pours a medium apple cider brown and frothy white head.... aroma of assertive sweet tropical fruits and to a lesser extent grapefruit..... nice balance of malts and somewhat generic fruity hops. some lasting touch of bitterness that lingers on the tongue but it is very subtle. mouthfeel lacks body and is a little thin....not bad though.
steview (1035) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
can: IPA in the can--cool can! perfume, sweetened grapefruit, tinny; fizzy; only okay.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can from the Liars’ Club - Pours a hazy amber color with a large off white head. Thick lacing. Aroma is pine and floral hops and fruity esters. Flavor is lightly sweetened malt, esters and a nice amount of hops. Medium body. No astringent aftertaste. Lively mouthfeel. A good beer.
shrubber85 (8550) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 24, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Strong orange-pineapple hops aroma with a hint of malt. Amber color with large white fluffy head. Smooth orange-pineapple hops and malt flavor - bitter bite of hops in the finish with a malty finish. Nicely smooth. An excellent IPA.
OldMrCrow (2081) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can courtesy of WeeHeavySD
Pours a warm cloudy amber with a big fluffy head. Really nice aroma, fruity and heavy on the pineapple. But the flavor leaves a bit to be desired. The malt balance is somehow off; it’s harsh and a bit vegetal and a touch buttery and the lovely hops can’t quite cover up the flaws that keep breaking through. Nonetheless not a bad effort at all.