BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I thought this beer was a rather average APA, and didnít award any extra points for it being packaged in a can. I thought the beer was pleasant and balanced, but it was a bit watery and didnít strike me as being anything out of the ordinary.
Color was a bit darker than I expected, and was a good amber color with a decent amount of head. Aroma was faintly but pleasantly hoppy. Flavor was a somewhat malty for an APA, which balanced its hop character. Mouthfeel was a bit watery. In total, I thought this beer was pleasant, and the best canned pale ale Iíve had (and I would buy it for occasions when bottles arenít appropriate), but I didnít find it to be much above average.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz can. Pours hazy amber color with full foam of white head. Hoppy aroma. Taste of malt and hops with a lite bitter after taste. It is hard to believe it is from a can. Very good American Pale Ale.
k4df4l (154) - DTown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can - clear dirty copper pour with a moderate head that dissipates to a thin layer but never quite disappears. Nice big piney hop aroma with caramel base. Well carbonated with a medium palate. Flavor of caramel and sweet malt but not cloying or syrupy followed by a resinous piney and citrus hop finish. Sure, caned beer has become a hipster accessory but this is an exception; delivering plenty of flavor at an affordable price letting you keep plenty on hand.
rhartigan (1) - USA - APR 26, 2007 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Donít be afraid of the can - this is one of the best paleís out there, and one of the best prices for a craft sixer.
jsquire (3725) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beers like this will go a long way in getting past the beer can snobbery. Murky copper color with a short lived cream colored head that did leave sticky lace. Nose of malt syrup and orange juicey hops. Very hoppy APA with lots of orange peel and pine, but with enough of a bready malt backbone to balance it out pretty well. Sticky caramel sweetness that dries out to a long citrus bitterness in the finish. Solid APA.
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - APR 22, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge nose of hops, orange blossoms, candy, and more hops. Awesome. Slightly thin palette. Plenty of hops, some grains, grapefruit. finishes much the same. Would be an amazing session if it lightened up on the hops just a little. Still excellent.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2011 Sure, the canís a kick in the ass but this really is as tasty a brew as folks have said. A nice big APA, with more malts than Iíd expect - the bready presence gives it a more creamy feel than you might expect for something so aggressively hopped. Very nice and tangy, with enough complexity to make this a regular.
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - APR 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma wisps of carameled malt and wafting citrus orange hop juice. Pours medium amber, with a rich foamy head in off-white. Flavor a smooth, yet biting, desert-like Columbus and other West Coast hop bomb over a light toasted wheat and sweet sugars. Ends very dry. A heavy-hopped APA with a well supporting malt body. In the end, I find the hops little coarse, especially when it runs for so long on the tongue. Iím having trouble saying much else about this particular beer. Itís good, not amazing.
GandGKevin (932) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ok, I have avoided beers in a can. After all, beer is supposed to taste better in a bottle than in a can, rght? Well not in this case. This is a very good pale ale, Citrusy, hoppy aromas float from the glass. Flavors of grapefruit and a nice malty overtone. Great beer in a can. Extremely quaffable.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - APR 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice clear light copper pour with a thick white head. Moderate fresh pine hop aroma floats well over a nice malt base. Light palate. Smooth taste, with a decent citrusy hop finish. Extremely drinkable, and a pleasure to drink as well. Well done.