iowaherkeye (2690) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - OCT 6, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can, no date. Iíve been excited to get my hands on this stuff for a while, and hopefully it wonít let me down. Pours a clear orange copperish with a one finger staying light yellow head. Aroma of big pine and grapefruit, some caramel and toffee hops bordering on butterscotch, though not enough to be bad. Very bitter up front considering itís an APA, with more perfumey and piney hops, also getting some grainy malts and a lingering grassy (not Saaz grassy though) bitter finish. Medium bodied, mod-high carbonation. Did not disappoint at all, and it is the best beer Iíve had in a can.
rickgordon (3843) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber colour. Deep fatty hop nose. Pale malty with some sweetness and loaded with citrusy and flowery hops in flavour. Soapy, bit earthy mouthfeel. Good bitter finish.
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours clear copper in color with a medium sized white head. Aroma is piney and floral hops, with a definite maltiness as well. Flavor is textbook APA: a rich hop character, maltiness in the middle, and a clean finish.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great example of a standard american pale ale. Nice light color with a good head. Good hoppy aroma. A great balance between the sweet malts and the nice hoppy bitterness.
joergen (20493) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can at Stockholm Beerfestival.
Hazy orange coloured with a white head.
Aroma of malts, fruits, pine needles and hops.
Flavour of caramel, fruits, hops and pine needles.
Brigadier (2875) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can
I have had a few of these now, so it is about time to sit down and rate one.
Itís probably the best beer I have ever found in a can, closely rivaled only
by Old Chub. This is a definite ice breaker for people who might be wary of
craft beer - despite being a can, you can still pick up much of flavor and
nuances. For tasting purposes I used my snifter.
Aroma / Apppearance - The one finger clean white head lingered for a
while over the body which was a nutty brown. Only a slight amount of
carbonation was evident; otherwise things were pretty calm. The nose was a
nice combination of orange, citrus, spruce, lemons and pineapple. It is very
obvious that this is a hoppy beer just from the aroma.
Flavor / Palate - The hops are the first thing to be detected. They
come across as a mixture of spruce, wood chips, orange peels and caramel.
After they fade a trace amount of bitterness remains. The mouthfeel is full
and creamy. A resiny finish contributes to the experience, which is very
pleasing. When focusing I picked up honey and sharp aged cheddar cheese.
This is one I plan on picking up for summer picnics and barbeques where
everyone is drinking out of bottles and plastic caps. Even in the can
it does not lose much character.
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
As a return to cans sweeps the craft brew market this was one of the first canned beers I had. Amazing it looks great in the glass a rich copper color with a great head. The smell and taste is rich with hops and the finish is so nice you instantly want another.
swanmann (584) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 26, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
An impressive pour. Ruby copper with about an inch and a half of eggshell coloured head. Smells and tastes of spicy wood, and piney florals. Full frontal hops and a little watery. I think I may just need IPAs to burn my senses these days. Itís good beer.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - SEP 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I have a lot of admiration for Oskar Blues. I donít know if itís fair to call this a pale ale, given that itís so hoppy and the high alcohol content, but whatever it is, itís good. This beer has great color, and although it still feels weird sticking my nose in a can, it smells awesome. This, along with 21st amendment 21-A IPA are two of the best things I have ever had in a can. Dales Pale ale is good stuff.
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden color and carbonated. Smell of hops and malt. Taste of sweet hops, malt, citrus and a touch of pine and honey. Wonderful bitterness at the end. I cant beleive this beer is in a can.