coldbrewky (1567) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yeah, thanks to slob for the skinny on this beauty. Very similar to SNPA in initial hop flavor and creamier character in body but more robust and a more subdued and rounded hop finish. Wow, that was a nice run-on sentence. Glad I bought the six pack for todays project lubrication. The best beer in a can I have ever had.
Skyview (5411) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Iíve read that this was voted "Best canned beer in America." Picked up a six-pack at Chicones in Hudson, WI. Pours a semi-clear golden amber brew with a decent white head that slowly dissolves to a film and white ring. Aroma of caramel malt, plenty of citrus zest, some dry herbal spice, and light honey. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonated with flavors or grapefruit, caramel and lime zest. Finish has a lingering bitterness with a dry grapefruit aftertaste. I was expecting more from all the "hype" but turns out to be a good hoppy pale ale.
HighlanderOne (1115) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from.....CAN?!?! What will the neighbors think? Amazing that I still remember how to open a can. Anyway, copper look with persistent white head. Aroma of hops and more hops. Not as intensely hopped as others, but still packs a punch, with good hop combo and balance. Creamy feel. Solid finish. Excellent.
JK (5411) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
I was ready to be impressed but this is not a very good beer. Medium body. Aroma is lacking, some hops, but not much of them, and nothing to fill the void. Flavor has simple, one dimensional bitter hops, without any notable herbal or citrus character. Additionally, the hop flavor is far too light. Surprisingly light and not complex at all for a beer rated so highly.
Skinnyviking (8200) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. High creamy good looking and long lasting off-white head. Clear amber body. Barley malt aroma with a nice shot of hops. At first it feels fresh and fruity, the fisnish is however pretty nice hoppy. Low carbonated and with a long hops bitter aftertaste.
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. can. Pours a nice golden amber. Thin, bubbly, white head. Aroma of floral hops with a touch of honey. Bittering hopfeel gives way to a bready malt. Ultimately the bitterness lingers for quite some time, though.
Parrothead (293) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Popped the top on the can [the CAN?] and the foam came over the sill like Iíd dropped it or something. Wha??? Pours a murky orange-amber with a huge off-white head. Lotsa hops in the nose. Hey......this is pretty good. No. This is very good. Very smooth and drinkable. Itís the packaging that fools you. Nice American Pale Ale.
anders37 (20883) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a longlasting off-white head. Malty hoppy bitter grapefruit aroma. Sweet malty hoppy bitter flavor with some hints of grapefruit. Sweetish malty finish with s long bitter aftertaste.
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a hazey amber, with nice off white head (normally i save this for the golf course and drink it out of the can, but for rating..) aroma is mildly malty and hint of citrus and fruit hop. i think there is a slight hint of can... mouthful is a fruity hop with some nutty flavor. has a smooth feel and goes down easy. i love having a great pale ale in a can for those times when bottles just wonít do...
Whelk (123) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can. I was really surprised at how good this beer was. Granted, I didnít have any glasses, so I couldnít really rate its appearance properly. Plus the can is a little metallic-smelling. Anyway, the aroma was strong piney/nutty hops. Flavor was a very solid cascade hoppiness with just enough malt to carry the bitterness. Overall, a very solid beer.