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RATINGS: 441   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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This one's a beauty; a rich and full bodied India Pale Ale with complex malt character blended with cascade and noble hops. The end result is a beer that satisfies the "hop head" out there and won't chase away the newcomer. Drink it. It's good.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2007
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.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2007
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 micro’s in cans, for those time when it gotta be in a can and you don’t want it to be crap...

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2007
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3801) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 4, 2007
(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 there’s 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2007
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2007
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2007
From a can. Aroma primarily piney hops. Poured amberish. Flavor is all hops, a tad of toasted malts but really it’s 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2007
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.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
starfireming (309) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2007
Deliciously hoppy aroma. Fine chestnut body. Surprisingly depth of flavour with hops, malt, molasses... Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6444) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2007
Can. Another IPA in a can? Sure, why not? Brig ’em on! Pours a clear orange-amber with a huge lasting frothy off-white head. Nice lacing. Good looking beer. Mild but nice aroma of caramel malt and citrus hops. Flavour of toasted malt, pine & citrus hops and a slightly bitter finish -- all nicely balanced and easy to drink. Medium bodied. Definitely one of the better IPAs in a can -- recommended!


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