BillWyce (841) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Moriarity’s in Philadelphia. Pours clear amber with a 1-finger white head. Mild piney hops aroma. Medium body with a dry finish. Flavor of piney hops with a note of caramel malt in the base.
likeatrainwreck (154) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite malt forward... caramel malts at the fore, with a hoppy bitter finish. Not bad, but it’s got a bit of a weird aftertaste to me. Not really my cup of tea.
Gurthnar (3005) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Lots of caramel in both aroma and flavour, American malty character. Other than that classic hoppiness, resiny zesty citrusy. Very good.
Cuso (5966) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can kindly shared by Miro, many thanks. Oranfe golden color with medium white head. Citrus hops, caramel malt in aroma. Taste, citrus hops, caramel. Long hoppy bitter finish. Very good.
TATE (368) - Lubec, Maine, USA - JUL 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours amber with a thin off white head. Piney aroma. Big malt up front well balanced with the piney hops. This is a pretty strong pale ale but with the balance is pretty easy drinking. Solid overall.
Larry_Duffman (83) - - JUL 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had it straight from the can. Even in the can, you get a nice hop and caramel aroma. The taste is a very nice balance of hops, malt, and brown sugar. It’s nice and smooth. This was very impressive.
SilverfoX (706) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
strong grassy caramel aromas, pale gold colour with foamy white head, well as for taste i find it quite sweet, brown sugar flavour, even the hop bitterness is quite sweet, refreshing and quite nice but i was expecting a hop bomb!
graham_murphy (433) - - JUL 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The centennial certainly comes through. Big, bold and fruity. A heavy, sweet core from the malt with punch exotic and citrus fruits from the hops. Great from a can. Perfect for a picnic but I wouldn’t have too many - not a session beer!
dlovell2 (1214) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is citrus with pine. Flavor is citrus up front with a dry malt backbone and a pine hops finish. Nice crisp, clean, hoppy brew. Classic pale ale.
Alengrin (3221) - BELGIUM - JUL 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It has been quite some years now since I first saw canned American craft beers and I remember being a bit skeptical about them, associating cans with metallic taste and cheaply made, bland beer styles, primarily lager and strong lager for alcoholics. Now I like them a lot, with the cans being lined with polymer in between the beer and the metal eliminating the metallic flavour; the countless craft beer cans are appealing to the eye, practical in use and protect the beer from light and oxygen probably better than a glass bottle does. This Dale’s Pale Ale started the canned craft beer movement with the intention of being able to easily take good beer outdoors on a walk in the Rocky Mountains, so I am happy to be able to taste one. It has a practically clear but eventually hazy, very warm and deep amberish orange colour with vivid fizz, supporting a creamy, moussy, complexely lacing, egg-white head with good retention. Lovely dry-hopped, blossomy and fruity aroma jumps into the nose, of overripe papaja, pink grapefruit, damp pine wood, soap, chicken stock, cookies, rose petals, hint of burnt toast and roasted pine nuts, bitter honey, tulips. Crisp, refreshing onset of redcurrant, mango, pineapple and starfruit, so a touch exotic but not overly so, sweetish with sourish balance further increased by a well-attenuated carbonation; a vague salty accent announces hoppiness, but passes through a soft, very bready, even somewhat biscuity malt flavour; the hoppiness, established by the three classic C-hops Centennial, Columbus and Cascade then blossoms in the finish, resiny, spicy, citrussy, notably piney, with an explicitly drying and bittering effect, very long and very quenching. Exemplary APA, less ’agressive’ than your average modern-day American style IPA with more bready malt sweetness coming through. I would recommend this as a perfect introduction to the APA style, and the can proves its point: the beer was canned fourteen months ago and I am eager to assume it would have been too ’old’ and weak in aroma if it had been simply bottled, but in this vessel, it has kept an unexpectedly large amount of its delicate hop fragrance. I guess canned IPAs can be stored longer than canned IPAs then, but I have yet to gain more experience with this. Time to experiment!