OldMrCrow (2032) - 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.
drewbeerme (3885) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can. nice looking can and thanks to hophead22 for this one. pours hazy orange with white head. nose of tangerine, metallic. flavor is citrusy, earhty, metallic, this doesnt seem too fruit or something is off here. light and a bit spritzy mouth feel.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can courtesy of DYCSoccer17 - thanks. Nice slightly hazy sunny orange, ample and long-lasting head. Orange and pine needle aroma, light roastiness and toffee. Rather reminiscent of Drake’s IPA in the nose. Rather dusty grain flavor with rounded mandarin orange hops flavor, spiky sprucey notes, sweet doughiness/honey. Lightly sweet finish, some grain powder and moderate bitterness. Very nice IPA.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - SEP 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can shared at the CA-GA cultural beer exchange hosted by alexanderj. Gold with white head. Aroma is sweet malt, citrus, and pine. Flavor is the same, somewhat grainy / biscuity, but the bittering hops are a nice addition.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy SoLan. Cloudy dark copper-golden color, thin sparse head. Moderate earthy hop aroma, fruity malts. Light citric hop character on the taste. Pretty mild hops on finish.
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - AUG 31, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Dansting for this one. 12 oz can served in a shaker pint. Poured a hazy gold with a finger of tight bubbled white head. Nice citrusy hop aroma with some sweet malt. Some caramel malt sweetness, decent amount of hop bitterness. Medium body. Drinkable. I got a slightly soapy taste from the hops that dinged my rating a bit. A decent IPA.
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz can. bonus from agentsteve. pours a copper with a sizable off white head. aroma is pine and citrus hops. mouthful is a smooth caramel malt that is followed by some big citrus hop. finish is pretty crisp, excellent ipa. gotta love the micro cans!!!
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz. can. poured a nice hazy orange/yellow color. Very nice piney/citrus aroma, very enjoyable. Big hoppiness in the front, very smooth afterward. . A very good IPA
matt7215 (2255) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can from a trade with suzygreenburg. pours hazy orange with a big rocky tan head that lasts all the way down the glass. aromas are citrus hops and caramel malts. the flavours are big citrus hops and caramel up front that blend together really well, this lead to a bitter piney hops finish. extremely well crafted and patlatble IPA. thx for the can ben!
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - AUG 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber colored. Aroma is grapefruit, citrus and resiny hops. Caramel backing. Medium bodied, moderate bitterness. Solid IPA.