Radek Kliber (6825) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 22, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Color of dark amber with honey , large dense pillow like head. Fine lace created.
Nose : Haahh… plenty of hops but not those cheap rough wet leafy one. This one is gentle giant. Aromatic high alpha with strong hints of fresh mango. Sweet hops created superb refreshing qualities.9-
Flavor/Palate : Medium bodied. Woody bitterness shortly visits up front, west side hops dominate the centre. Bolder chewy green side stays behind (thankfully was quiet). Prime example how bold can be approachable, smooth it make it sweeter yet sill with tons of hops. Beer can and superb hoppy ale, brewers Campbell soup of Andy’s Warhol?
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - FEB 22, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2008 Courtesy of fordest. 12 oz can shared with fordest and padrefan. Poured a mostly clear copper color with a medium off-white head that left plenty of lacing in the glass. The aroma featured big citrus notes of sweetened grapefruit and tangerines. My first impression of the taste is that it is similar to SNPA. That said, it was quickly evident that this brew is much more complex. Biter hops are in the forefront, as you would expect from a pale ale, with cotton candy, grapefruit, biscuit and oranges filing in the sides. The mouthfeel was silky smooth and even. The finish long and bittersweet. Overall: This has got to be the best pale ale to ever come out of a can. Thanks again fordest.
fordest (2135) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - FEB 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can courtesy of ... oh .... ME!.... brought to our mini tasting with Padrefan98 and stefanje. Aromas were mild hoppy with touches of vanilla and lemon. Flavors were decent hoppy grapefruit without being super extreme. This was a nice lead in to a night of IPA’s and Imperial IPA’s.
moseslikesbeer (183) - conestoga, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
smells very malty and like brown sugar. I don’t really smell the hops like everyone is saying. huge off white light brown head. tons of carbonation. orange copper color. tastes very hoppy even though it doesn’t smell like it at all. tastes like malty tangerines. great lacing. too hoppy and tangy for me. when I get a good mix of the creamy head and the beer it’s good otherwise it’s not my thing. much better though than the other beer I had by this Co. very good if you like a hoppy palate. they want you to take this brew in the great outdoors....I’m afraid I would only be able to drink one of these around a camp fire. too much going on to be a camp fire beer. it’s not swill but I don’t think it’s awesome either.
Viper666 (2811) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Canette 12oz, courtoisie de Blankboy. De couleur orange ambré et légèrement voilée. Nez de houblon citrique (pamplemousse), résineux et aux notes herbeuses, fruité (agrumes sucrées et abricots) et malté de caramel doux. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et une texture moyennement cérmeuse, légèrement aqueuse et résineuse. Goût moyen-amer de houblon résineux et citrique (pamplemousse) et aux faibles notes terreuses (une amertume présente toute la gorgée) accompagné d’un goût fruité (agrumes sucrées et abricots, traces de pêches) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût malté de caramel doux (faibles notes rôties) puis en finale l’on retrouve un regain d’amertume asséchante plus citrique et légèrement herbeuse ainsi que de faibles notes épicées (poivre). Post-goût long et moyennement sec, plutôt amer de houblon résineux, citrique et légèrement herbeux avec un goût fruité (zest d’agrumes et pelures d’abricots).
KateO (6) - Holiday, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2008 does not count
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted with BigMilly: Its a honey color thats very fizzy. It smells sweet and orangy. The taste is hoppy and bitter with little to no aftertaste. A mediumish body. Not to bad, but I’m not a hoppy girl.
BigMilly8 (389) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
From can : Big time citrus hop aroma, as soon as you pour it you get a big whif of it. Pours a hazy amber gold color with a finger of white froathy head, that leaves some really nice lacing. Really a nice smooth hoppy taste, not much bitterness at all, but a really nice hop taste. Gets a little watery towards the end, but still good. Aftertaste is hints of hops, but not much. Medium body, and a really good feel in the mouth. I think this just became my #1 choice for a camping canned beer.
LongJaw (7) - West Palm Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2008 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice roasted, hoppy flavor with a hint of sweetness, along with a great 6-pack price, makes this my current favorite "every day" beer.
Goodgrief (1907) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 18, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious. Pour was orangey brown, fantastic head and lacing. Aroma of faint grapefruits and caramel. The flavor was citrus, grapefruit and oranges, with hints of caramel. Silky smooth mouthfeel. Well balanced brew. This reminds me a lot of Bells Two Hearted, and that’s a good thing!
alexsdad06 (7466) - Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz.can. Pours a clear amber color with a medium beige head. The aroma is sweet malt, good citrus, and hoppy. The flavor is medium sweet malt, pine, citrus, and earthy. I love the balance of this beer. This is one I could drink all the time if it were more readily available and it happens to come in a can. Awesome!