TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Dive Bar. Poured a copper brown, with a thin head. This had a sweet hop nose. Med-thin mouthful that was very drinkable.A nice crisp beer with some decent hop flavor, not overpowering, but by no means lacking. Similar to the mother of most pale ales, sierra nevada, but with more flavor, and robustness.
hayduke (4458) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The was the other can and again what a surprise. I am so used to beer in a can being awful I almost passed this up. But this poured a golden color with rich fat head and good lacing. Nose of caramel malts and citrus hops, Smooth and clean mouthfeel. Flavor is slightly bitter and the finish is long and dry. Good stuff.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUL 3, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours darker than I imagined, golden orange color. Little to no white head, even with cajoling. Aroma is caster sugar and faint peach, apricot. Taste is bitter, but not insanely so. Has an oily feel that softens the hop shock. Aftertaste has some harshness in the gums and cheeks. not blown away by this one, needs more malt. Singular in taste and nowhere near one of my favorite IPA’s. The flavor profiles is too flat. Purchased this 12 oz can at Whole Foods in Falls Church, VA.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUL 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2010 12 oz can from Pizza Port bottle shop Carlsbad: Rich golden color with a small, fading off-white head. Aroma is sweet and hoppy with a hint of pine. Flavor starts caramel candy sweet followed by citrus and a fairly dry orange rind finish. Medium body is smooth with lively carbonation.
SudsMcDuff (7730) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The new can revolution is here ... has a wonderful sweet piney aroma .. glides down the throat very happily ... i love this beer.. Taste is very tasty and has a great clean finish, lick your lips and have another!!
nathan30533 (993) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2014 A good pale ale, especially from a can. I am a bottle drinker myself but if you put this one in a glass its a great tasting, smooth pale ale with good flavor. Nice Pale Ale Dale.
maniac4016 (114) - bill clinton, ICELAND - JUN 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
citric hops on nose & palate, at mid palate it starts to break down a bit but rebounds with a nice clean & dry finish. by far the best bitter beer i had in a can. if you do a 1/2 & 1/2 with old chub you have the dales chubby old something
Mutualaid (142) - Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a thin, white head. Faint malt aromas quickly usurped by the hop bouquet. The hops are fragrant, but frankly I was expecting a bit more. The taste definitely does not disappoint; smooth malty sweetness perfectly balanced by the bittering hops. Hop flavor is evident as well. Medium body with a very smooth mouthfeel. Finishes clean.
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - JUN 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is the first beer from a can I have had in quite a while. Quite aggressively hopped for a Pale Ale. Beautiful colour and a touch viscous. I think an IPA is a better definition, but...maybe it is the can preserving those flavours better.
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2008
4.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
IPA style--lots of hops; nice balance of citrus & grassy flavors with vanilla maltiness