smackie (54) - St. Augustine, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
good. not worth 9.99. like to see more micro style in cans. good for recycling.
robbmotiwalla (60) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a hazy copper color and the head has a pretty decent lacing. smell almost reminds me of a nut brown ale. the hops are prominent but not overpowering, leaving a nice hoppy aftertaste. a very well balanced APA
mctous (131) - Herndon, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma and appearance are clean but not distinctive. However the flavor shows off the brewerís considerable skill. The multiple hops are at once earthy, astringent, and floral. The pale malts are full-bodied with sweet, peachy undertones, and provide a viscous texture. A slightly sweet finish with lingering hops on the front of the tongue.
Cobra (1100) - - MAR 26, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good beer overall, especially from a can. 12 oz. can, no freshness date. Poured out a hazy copper color, with a thin, sticky tan head. Aromas are strictly "C" hops, with sweet malts.
Flavors are sweet malts, "C" hops, slight esters. Thick mouthfeel and body.
Finishes hoppy & thick on the tongue.
Damn tasty canned beer. Iím impressed.
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2013 can poured into a lager glass has a lovely amber color, steady slow carbonation, and a big white fluffy head that retained rather well. this is my first try of high end beer that comes in a can and so far it is looking pretty promising. aroma has peachy fruit hops, pepper, caramel malt, plenty of floral, and citrus. pretty juicy on the nose. mouth feel is surprisingly substantial with some thickness. flavors are hop centered with sweet fruit and pepper, good dose of malt to thicken it up, and finishing with some bitterness from the hops with lingering fruit. first caned beer and first oskar blues, both get a big thumbs up here.
sallad (115) - USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy golden-pale-orange with a thin but frothy white head. Big hop aroma that is more English than American to my nose -- more earthy, floral and berrylike than citrus. Excellent malt character that stands up to some big bitterness. Definitely more citrusy in the finish than in the aroma. Yay for canned beer that I can take camping!!
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - MAR 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Clean and copper coloured with a nice creamy off-white head. Aromas of fruity hops and a nice crispy and bitter taste.
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Without a doubt the best beer Iíve ever had in a can. Vibrant burnt orange liquid exudes a 1/2 inch meringue head. The aroma exhibits tall douglas fir and citrus notes. The flavor is dominated by aggressive hop bitterness that lasts long after the last sip. Bottling this one might be beneficial as I sensed tin when first tasted. After additional drinks, my taste buds were overwhelmed and that impression diminished. Very good beer...
bhensonb (13982) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Wine Cellar. Resiny aromas. Clear amber color with a very impressive tan/beige head. Full bodied with very creamy carbonation. Flavor is more citrus grapefruit over evergreen, with a backdrop of roasted caramel. Still, this is all about the hop. Itís not balanced. Itís an IPA in disguise. Maybe an IIPA in disguise, based on the bitterness. Evergreen seems to return in the finish. Everyone should have one of these once in awhile just to get back to roots. Whoo. Itís not in the same class as the best, complex ales, but it is a winner in the APA class.
hiddenvariable (209) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
can, of course. pours a brilliantly clear orange amber with a thick cream colored head that fades slowly and laces abundantly. big citrus floral hop nose, with sorts of candied pineapple and orange blossom dominating. sweet breadlike malts fill in the background, but they are definitely in the background. they come out quite a bit more in the taste, creating what has come to be my prototypical american pale ale taste: lightly sweet bready and nutty malts, with a large, possibly dominating (in this, theyíre about equal) pnw hop tone. in this case, itís a pineapple, grapefruit, and orange citrus note, and it seems to be quite heavily dry-hopped. dashed enjoyable, i must say. seems to be fairly thick of body for a pale ale, which puts it right in the ipa range, and a nice creamy and resinous mouthfeel. great finish with light sweetness and a complementing bitterness. the carbonation also serves to complement the entire palate. this is really a fantastic apa, neck and neck with great lakes burning river, and almost at the level of alpha king. quite solid.