JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2011 Sure, the can’s a kick in the ass but this really is as tasty a brew as folks have said. A nice big APA, with more malts than I’d expect - the bready presence gives it a more creamy feel than you might expect for something so aggressively hopped. Very nice and tangy, with enough complexity to make this a regular.
auerbrau (3147) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - APR 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma wisps of carameled malt and wafting citrus orange hop juice. Pours medium amber, with a rich foamy head in off-white. Flavor a smooth, yet biting, desert-like Columbus and other West Coast hop bomb over a light toasted wheat and sweet sugars. Ends very dry. A heavy-hopped APA with a well supporting malt body. In the end, I find the hops little coarse, especially when it runs for so long on the tongue. I’m having trouble saying much else about this particular beer. It’s good, not amazing.
GandGKevin (917) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ok, I have avoided beers in a can. After all, beer is supposed to taste better in a bottle than in a can, rght? Well not in this case. This is a very good pale ale, Citrusy, hoppy aromas float from the glass. Flavors of grapefruit and a nice malty overtone. Great beer in a can. Extremely quaffable.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - APR 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice clear light copper pour with a thick white head. Moderate fresh pine hop aroma floats well over a nice malt base. Light palate. Smooth taste, with a decent citrusy hop finish. Extremely drinkable, and a pleasure to drink as well. Well done.
DonkeyHoetay (21) - Bellerose, New York, USA - APR 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I can only wonder how good this beer would be without the hated can. a good beer . in just 3 words... hops, hops hops
dchmela (2600) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love all the beers from this brewery, but this is my favorite. It has a nice bit of hop on the nose and a very balanced taste. It is a hoppy beer, but not so much that I cringe with every sip. Pours out of the can with a good head and beautiful color. Just writing this review makes we want to open up another one.
lagomswedish (213) - Umeå, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The best beer I think I’ve ever drunk from a can. Great hop aroma, attractive pale amber colour and tons of hop punch. Citrus pine and grapefruit melded with a delicious smooth malt background. Hugely drinkable hop fix.
TheCEO (100) - USA - APR 4, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Boy I wish my Golf club would carry this...gotta make things happen...screw it...I’ll see if they can special order it...it never hurts to ask...lol. I think it IS better than Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, but I had to give them the same overall score since you can see the sediment in the SNPA bottle.
BREWMUSKCLES (2192) - New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2007 you do this in a can, you did something! a real piney, hoppy winner. all explaning aside this beer has got to be a true giant in the cask or on the tap. nice malts that seem to come from that region. nice mid palate style makes it great anytime of the year. the more great ipa’s you try - the more you will find this an upper middle class ipa. the malt and hop profiles conspire to create a wet broom taste - as you drink more of these you start to really notice.
smartlung (159) - Valrico, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from Total Wine - not a huge pale ale guy but very good - sweet hoppy, piney, bitter finish - not bad!