MrEcted1 (144) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another huge brew by Oskar Blues. This is classified as a Pale Ale, but to me it has more barleywine characteristics then pale alse characteristics. Itís definitely not like any other pale ale ive had before, but thatís not exactly a bad thing. It does have hops like a pale ale, but the sweetness of a barleywine if that makes sense... but itís more like a light barleywine to me. I would rank this a notch higher but it doesnít quite fit the pale ale category to me... but make sure that you buy a sixer of this if you find it. recommended.
WhiteSoxFan (152) - USA - MAY 26, 2006
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Drank on 5/19/06. Nice clear orang coper color. Big, thick 1+" off-white head. Creamy, chunky. Head sticks around. Nice layer of foam. Big lacing. Aroma is not very strong. Citrus and piney hops are dominant. Little bit of sweet malts. Flavor is bitter up front, but not too much. Smooth and balanced in the middle. Definite caramel malt flavor after the swallow. Very well balanced, but not a lot of hop flavor. Little bit of piney hop flavor. Palate is light to medium. Nice and smooth. Coats the tongue well. Dry finish. Perfect carb. Overall a great Pale Ale. Very well balanced. Could use a little more hop flavor and a little less caramel. But this is a really good APA. One of my favorites. I like the can too.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 23, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear caramel with a thick creamy head. Citrus/floral aroma. Taste is heavy on hops (yay), and has a caramel-esque smooth finish. This can of beer is truly a surprise and is one of the best American Pale Ales for your money. I paid $3 in house for a can at Dís Six Packs in PGH, PA, and can get a case for around $25 in PGH (an excellent deal for good beer here).
redbarista (40) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice piney nose, good head that looks like it could support a coin fairly well. Artisinal honey pour. Slightly too-sweet front mouth taste for my liking, much like their scotch ale. Finish brings a good hoppy flavor; could see drinking/bringing this fairly frequently where cans are required, but itís a bit more expensive out east than Iíd like. Solid overall brew, but there are better overall beers in upstate NY for less money.
decaturstevo (4416) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 22, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Like Kevin had this beer while cleaning fish. Later took it inside and poured it into a glass. Nice hops and malt aroma from what I could tell. It looked as good as it tasted a nice hazy light orange. A good hop bit on the taste but good balance with the malt and alcohol. Just a tad light and foamy on the palate kept it from being as good as it could be. Best beer Iíve ever had from a can. Much thanks to Springslicker
Kevin (2008) - Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can while cleaning finish.
Strong malty spice with a light licorice nose. Flavor is cotton candy at first then an enveloping tang and spice. A bit overbearing in the sugar category. Someone showed me a bit of this in a glass and it was a hazed yellow orange.
Ap-3 ar-6 tas-6 pal-2 ov-12
ABUSEDGOAT (2169) - California, USA - MAY 21, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2006 Sample at Julioís beer festival: finally found this canned stuff! Orange body. Aroma is grapefruit, citrus, tropical fruits. Fairly complex and bitter for an APA. Great example. No ícaní taste or anything, I couldnít find it.
vyvvy (3422) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 17, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to TannerTavernBoys for sharing this. Aroma had strong floral hops that was very perfume-like. Medium brown boyd with a mild head. Starts out with a decent malt body, but the hops on the finish are metallic and cardboardish. It appears this was an older bottle. If I can get my hands on a fresh can I would love to try this again and rerate.
heemer77 (5061) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 17, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a can purchased in Madison, WI. The body is light copper with a foamy white head. The aroma is very light grapefruit and caramel. There is also some almonds. A nice subtle smelling beer. The taste is rich with some toasted almonds. There is also some sweet honey with a little bit of Golden Delicious apples. A nice and well balanced APA.
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the VBF. Amber pour with a weak floral nose and light citrus flavor. Surprisingly good, yet simple brew.