kegoguinness (45) - Dodge City, Washington DC, USA - APR 24, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ya canít get theya from heeya! But you can get an IPA---in a can! Wow. This is one of the better canned beers Iíve ever had. Of course, thatís like saying you thought you had an alcohol problem until you married into the Kennedyís. The color is a beautiful amber with a nice, thick head. There is neither anything spectacular about this brew, nor anything offensive. This is a good, run-of-the-mill medium-hopped IPA. Nice on a hot day. The can brought back memories, or, at least the idea of memories I should have had, if not for the mass quantities of alcohol consumed while making said memories.
Stine (1652) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amberish, resin colored pour. Biscuit aroma with caramel, disinfectant and a hint of chocolate mint. Mildly hoppy flavor of orange rind intermingled with thick and sweet toffee malts. Touch of diacetyl. Rich juicy palate, sharp like pineapple, with a metaliic edge. Slighty rough.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can. Pours dark amber with a tiny off-white head. Plenty of dry hops on the nose with some faint notes of tangerine zest. Firm on the palate. Nice hop flavor. Not too overpowering. Balanced nicely by some roast malt flavor. Quite a sessionable IPA.
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours dark clear amber with nice head. aroma of pine and floral hops. mousthful is malty with a nice modest floral and bitter hop finish. smelled hoppier than it tasted. i like seeing the microís in cans, for those time when it gotta be in a can and you donít want it to be crap...
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2007
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can, so cute next to a big can of surly. Via Trade probably from jjpm74. Pours Amber with a big white head that quickly fades to a thin top layer. Deadened aroma. Taste is good, and light, but not as bold as West Coast IPA, certainly good, and great for a can, but not big enough.
zach8270 (3834) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(can - 12 oz) Medium copper color with a thick tan head. Aroma is very well balanced. Good mix of malts and hops with a touch of caramel. Flavor is more malt than hops, but thereís some hops underneath it with a smooth middle and a slightly bitter but quickly fading finish. Quite tasty but could use a bit more flavor.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bonus can courtesy of jjpm74. Malty-earthen aroma with bits of herbal hops thrown in. Flavor is heavy on the malt side - more English IPA like - with enough grassy-herbal hop taste to mix things up nicely. Smooth, easy-drinkin. All good IPAs should come in a nice looking can.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper Coloring with Off White Frothy Head. Musty Malt and Hops on the Nose. Thick Creamy Mouthfeel. Oily Body...Musty Malt Foundation and Drying Hops Balancing out...Musty, Lightly Oily Dry Ending. Some Grainy and Caramel Malt Detectable After a Few Sips. Interesting IPA, to be Sure.
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a can. Aroma primarily piney hops. Poured amberish. Flavor is all hops, a tad of toasted malts but really itís hops. Palate was nice crisp a little oily. Overall, can anything be said for good beer in a can. Damn good. Thanks jjpm74 for sending this along in trade.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a stubby 12 oz. can with a short blurb on the side, no freshness date, sampled after a few hours in the refrigerator in a pint glass.
Poured a reddish golden orange with a small, tight foamy off-white head that settled into a thin, slightly sudsy lacing.
Aromas of fresh pine needles and herbs, a light citrus rind and sweet grainy malts at the edges.
Good, steady moderate carbonation and a crisp, dry, hop sick, smooth medium-light bodied mouthfeel.
A nice mix of hops, unique tasting, chewy herbal Noble hops, pine sap with dry needles, citrus rind, the hops have a lingering soft bitterness, an underneath toasted grainy, sugary malts, just enough sweetness to let you know they exist, the alcohol flavor flashes briefly at the end, and a dry hoppy, grainy finish.
Easy, smooth drinkability, a good change of pace IPA, well worth trying.