Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz. from the brewery, canning date 10/2/08. Fresh, fruity and sweet aroma, citric and lightly malty, with notes of pine, orange, toasty biscuit and toffee. Clear medium amber color with a lasting, fine head. Flavor profile clearly shows the balance that this beer is known for, with prominent but not overwhelming hoppiness, bringing a good dosage of spicy bitterness, pine and citrus flavor, blended with a gently sweet, toasty, honeyish maltiness that helps round things out nicely. Amply carbonated but not overly so, palate is smooth and a tad oily, body is medium. Certainly one of the better examples of this style one is likely to run across.
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a solid beer. At first it reminded me of Sierra Nevada’s Pale Ale with the floral aroma and hoppy aftertaste, but this beer takes it a little further. It is much more polished with a nice malt profile, and the hops are not quite as harsh, but you get the strong floral aromas with the bitter finish. This beer has no serious flaw, only perhaps the hop profile is not as broad as it only activates a subset of the palate. Overall, this is a very solid brew and highly recommended.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange colored with slight cloudiness. Little white head. Strong fruits and caramel in aroma, some rich aromatic flowery hops also here. Medium bodied. Flavor is more hopped with same aromatic flowers, soapy palated hops here too. Aftertaste lasts with same bitter fruits. Rich flavored pa.
bleeng (1652) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pale gold and filtered. Moderate but fresh hop nose. A bit sweet and then turns bitter on the end-almost sour. A bit floral. Too carbonated, alcohol not present at all. Malty and very drinkable. Overall OK.
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can: Pour is light amber golden with a nice white head. Aroma is lightly floral with medium fresh hops. This brew was only canned just over a week ago. Hops are Very dominant in the flavor along with very floral characters. Damn fresh and damn nice. Would definitely buy again.
lightning9191 (82) - Christiansburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer pours a coppery color with a white creamy head that dissipates rather quickly. The aroma is hoppy, but not hugely hoppy with some malty notes. The flavor follows up on this. This is a real nice pale ale with some excellent hop flavors and great malty background. The body is medium with medium carbonation. This is the best pale ale I’ve ever had from a can!!
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 9, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can from a liquor store in northern Mass. Pours a hazy amber-orange with a good half inch of off-white head. Smells strongly of grapefruit/citrus hops with hints of caramel malt. Tastes like citrussy hops first, with undertones of caramel and biscuit malt. On the heavy side of medium bodied with moderate carbonation - flirting with viscosity without hitting it or losing drinkability. An exquisite APA for sure - one I’ll be drinking as regularly as I am able to. Good stuff.
porter4porter (32) - Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Have had both on tap and in can, pours amber with a nice head, nice hoppy aroma, crisp, dry taste with a decent malt backing, finishes bitter, the beer was a bit better on tap in my experience
caesar (6364) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ brewpub. Hazy orange color, short head. Hoppy aroma, slight piney. Quite bitter taste. Dry and bitter palate.
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Discount Liquor. Pour is a crystal clear reddish gold, thick fluffy head. Nose is distinctly C-hopped, though not as big of a hop nose as I’d expect. Definitely clean and no skunk thanks to the can. Very smooth with a refreshing bitterness. Wish I could get this as a regular in Illinois, especially for $8 a sixer. Nice.