llbjr77 (89) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on tap. Definitely a light copper color. Strong hoppy odor, but can taste fruity and slightly sweet while drinking. Finishes nicely with no alcohol after taste.
gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear copper colored pour with a loose, one finger off-white head. A lot of sticky lacing going on. Crisp, floral nose, some light pine and citrus. Flavor has a sweet caramel and malty base, maybe just a little salty, grapefruit with a sharp piney resin, lemon pith and peel...and I could almost swear to a touch of buttery diacetyl. Finishes with a toffee sweetness with a nice throat clenching bite. Medium thick body. Super stuff.
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours thin copper with smallish head, but its there. Can? wow. ok. Sticky caramel notes and thick raisiny aromas smash up front but are subdued by a citrus peel and piney scent which presents itself more forcefully in the flavor. Deep sugared malts punctuate themselves into a lingering but muted hop bitterness. wow. very tasty. I am super happy with this one.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can courtesy of Matt7215, thanks man! Deep orange/amber pour with a two finger froth of eggshell foam. Good structured lace leaves line after line of rings. This pale shows fresh pine and citric hops in the nose, with bread crust and caramel, followed by cotton candy. The taste is great. It is quite hop forward, with sharp piney hops, with citrus rind, that leads into an earthy caramel malt., and finishes with a candy like sweetness that is only balanced with the northern brewer. This beer suffers from extreme balance, and is damn fine! Excellent craftsmanship. Thanks for the can and the opportunity to try this Matt!
mjg74 (2788) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUN 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Canned from BevMo. Dark amber/golden in color. Somewhat sweet and hoppy aroma. Hops and malts up front. A little bit of breadiness. Good solid APA. Nice balance with a good amount of bitterness.
hoplover (166) - Corpus Christi, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2008
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
THe best Pale ale I’ve ever had hands down!!!! Almost perfect in every catagory! My goodness! I love it! Love It!
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 7, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Canned beer can get no better! Pours a nice copper color. A nice head dissipates to fine lace around the top of the beer. The hoppy taste is just right! A good session beer!
ilovedarkbeer (2436) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a reddish orange color with a medium sized off white head. Nose is fruity, toasted malt, and floral hops. Taste is mild and of biscuits with a very bitter finish. Pretty good APA remindes me of Alpha Kappa. HOwever the nose and taste seems to fade as it is exposed to air which is odd.
kseecs16 (1213) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can picked up at Woodman’s in Madison. Pours a honey golden with a big foamy off-white head that sticks around. Nice lacing. Sweet, potent hops aroma with floral hints. Flavor is grassy, floral and pleasantly sweet that becomes strongly bitter and finishes dry. Full bodied, creamy with a nice lingering bitterness. Excellent!
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good, best beer I have ever had out of a can. Nice balance of hops and some malt. Lingering bitter finish. Piney hop taste typical of APAs. Doesn’t really stand out though, and not the smoothest or most drinkable beer.