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 (658) - 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 (2960) - 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 (2571) - Salem, Oregon, 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.
bu11zeye (11978) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 6, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Can, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a clear copper body with a thick foamy long-lasting off-white head. Aroma of pineapple, apricot, grapefruit, lime, and toasted barley. Flavor of citrusy hops, caramel, and toasted malt. Has a nice carbonation upfront that extends to a soft mouthfeel and mild bitterness in the finish.
blutt59 (6050) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 0z. can, good yellow gold color with grapefruit nose, very nice balanced taste and smooth slightly bitter finish, quite a surprise for an island beer
Dogbrick (8813) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can courtesy of a traveling colleague. It’s strange being a fan of craft year and being aware of the stigma beer has compared to let’s say wine. However, even knowing how off-base the bias is, I tend to apply a similar stigma to canned beer. This beer went a long way in breaking that stigma. Anyway, the beer pours a mostly clear dark amber-orange color with a thich and foamy light beige head that diminishes slowly. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Hoppy aroma with notes of citrus and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of grapefruit, hops, toffee and malt. The finish is dry with a grassy hops aftertaste that lingers awhile. Solidly above average all around.