hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can acquired in trade with SpringsLicker (thanks!). Poured a medium and clear amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of pine, citrus and light caramel. Tastes of lighter pine, caramel and citrus.
TomDecapolis (4340) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2006 Thanks to hopdog. Pours a slightly hazy golden amber with an average off white fluffy head that left some lacing and sustained. Aroma of pine, lemon, orange and some roasted malts with tons of caramel malts. Flavor of pine, orange, floral hops, some caramel and a bit dry at the end. This was solid, picked up a case of it for a softball game.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice amber color,large white head that had a decent hang time then faded to leave a bit of a lace behind.Malty citrusy aroma upfront with plenty of hops coming through.The flavor was much better then i was expecting it to be.Nice malty side with a strong showing of citrus and hops with a nice bitterness hanging on from the middle to the end.Very nice brew with way more flavor then i was expecting to see from a can thats for sure.I guess if this was a localy attainable brew iíd buy more of it for sure but for now the one can will have to do.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
New York Times recommends and now I do too. The 2nd best beer in a can next to Old Chub. A solid Pale Ale for a buck fiddy. A good time all around.
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
can. thanks to captain cougar. pours beautifully in my glass a nice light red with a huge fluffy white head which leaves a ton of lace. aroma is malt, citrus hops and malt. taste is hops and malt. mabye a little caramel in as well. a damn fine beer and in a can.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2005 Original Rating (7-4-7-4-14=3.4): Grapefruit, leafy, herbal hops in the nose with some underlying biscuity, toasty malt character. Hazy orange-tan coloured body with a low tan head that recedes to cover with nice lace. Biscuity and toasty malts with leafy, herbal, citrus hops in balance and fair finishing bitterness. Medium light body with moderately lively carbonation. Sampled on tap at Breckenridge.
Rerate (9-4-8-3-17=4.1): Thick, sweet, biscuity and caramel malts with orange, herbal hops apparent. Clear copper coloured body is topped with a decent off white head that lasts well and laces. Strong grapefruit, orange, herbal hops with fairly strong bitterness over sweet caramel malts that have some pleasant toasty notes. Dry, medium-light body with moderate carbonation. Can enjoyed with MartinT, Olivier_MTL and Rastacouere.
pineypower (2306) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Give it a 5 on apperance for having the balls to put it in a can. Anyway I had it and had to have another cause I couldnít believe it, a good beer in a can...ok enough about the can. Very hoppy aroma with a nice mouthfeel, very upfront hop flavor which I like. Good finish and easier to throw away and not have to worry about breaking. OK, the beer was good
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow. About as hoppy as a beer ever should be. Lots of hop bitters (caused by the isomerization of alpha acids in the hops), with plenty of hop flavor and aroma. Distinct hoppiness (as advertised), nice not so pale amber color, and pours with a huge but not particularly dense white head that lasts a damn long time for a carbonated beer. Cascades are obvious, the rest of the hops are difficult to discern until you read the commercial description. Sierra Nevada: watch out. Thereís a new American Pale Ale in town, and itís not taking any crap.
framebender (56) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great great great beer. Strong in your face hop flavor that is still tame enough to allow you to enjoy the taste and not just flinch. Not very malty and relaxed but definately present after taste. And I donít care what anybody says, I like cans better than bottles. They are lighter, more durable, easier to carry, and protect the hops from sunlight better than glass.
bigrond (1413) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
this beer was good, damn good. IT was one of the best pale ales at the beerfest, Brewtopia in NYC