dwyerpg (4508) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Looks fantastic, smells great. Flavor has a nice bite of bitterness up front, but it is excellently balance and the flavor is smooth and spciy at the same time. Pretty great stuff.
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - SEP 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2009 From a can (?) from mreusch (thanks Matt!) Pours a beautiful copper amber shade. Aroma is hops and a little caramel sugar. Full fluffy head. that dissipates to substantial lacing. A truly beautiful beer. Flavor is hops and a tinge of pine, tastes more of a IIPA with the complexity. Slight bitter finish. Would definitely have again if I could find it in Ca!
lb4lb (2495) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2008 Thanks to DrBayern for this lovely can - Rich thick, orangish amber color with a good sized offwhite head and plenty of lacing. Nice caramel sweetness and pleasant hops aroma to it with a well hopped and richly flavored taste as well. There is a diacetyl like butteryness to the aroma and taste as well that detracts and makes it less refreshing, however. Very appealing full mouthfeel, great balance, and the 6.5% is hidden well. One of the best beers Iíve had in a can, and Iíd definitely recommend this one. Nicely crisp and bitter, flavorful, and still very sessionable. Great beer.
emacgee (3981) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a sharp deep amber with a nice orangey head. The aroma is very pronounced hops, bitter, sweet caramel, citrus, grapefruit. Tastes very hoppy, biter waxy, citrusy, slight malty sweetness, definitely american ipa. Very waxy on the palate and warm on the finish.
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour: Orange/light amber. Head: creamy, offwhite. Aroma: very hoppy, citrus, floral hops. Flavor: hoppy, citrus, sweet/floral. Palate: smooth. Finish: bitter hoppy.
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear copper with a small white head. Aroma is piney hops. Flavor is huge - citrus and caramel into a dry finish. Wish I could get this stuff more regularly.
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
BIB BIG thanks to mcbackus for trading this to me. Didnít pay much attention to the can and thought I was going to get a basic Pale Ale. FOOLED ME!!! Pours a medium hazy copper with a huge lasting head. Aroma is big hops, pine, and caramel malts. Then I looked at the can better and saw that it is "A Huge Voluminously Hopped Mutha of a Pale Ale". All I can say is CORRECTAMUNDO!!!! Flavor is chewy hops, bitter pine and rich malts. The one noticable flaw was a weird musty aroma but other than that it was a nice suprise overall. Thanks again Matt.
aleisking (2) - USA - SEP 11, 2007 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a very fine pale ale in a can! Drinkability right from the can is incredible. Even flow?, this is one of the smoothest hoppy ales out there
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Here we go with the famed Daleís Pale Ale in a can. Pours a clear gold with a ruby touch. Good sized head that sticks around. Nose is very heavy on the hops with a stong sweetness. Flavor is *really* heavy with the hops. Itís almost an overkill to me as it seems to be somewhat imbalanced. Too much in my face, I mean mouth. Just lacks a even flow. Itís like the beer is yelling out, "Hey! Iím a micro brew in a can! Woo hoo!" Feel is a little lighter than Iíd want. Overall I have to drop the drinkability down because the hops are too harshly over-pronounced and it lacks balance. Sure, they are "pioneers" of sorts by putting a micro in a can, but that is not enough to save the production. Itís whatís in the can that counts.
davhix (37) - Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
this is my everyday beer. terrific hop aroma and flavor, very nice color and head. right balance between refreshing and filling.