IrishBoy (3967) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 20, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can from mcbackus; Couldnít smell the nose or see the beer in the can, so I had to pour it into "proper glassware"; nose of pine and caramel; clear dark gold with a medium, glass-lacing white head; flavor of hop bitterness mixed with sweet malt; nicely balanced.The balance kind of reminds me of Moylander!
jcr (2386) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iíve had this several times and always enjoyed it because of the nice balance between hops and malts. Cloudy orange body. Off-white head. Aroma is moderately malty with notes of cookie dough. The nose displays even more aromas from the hops with notes of resin, grapefruit and flowers. Moderately sweet flavor and moderately bitter in the finish. Medium body and lively carbonation. Very good.
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - JUN 18, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can, with a big thanks to boboski, pours a clear orange amber with a large foamy tan head, great lacing. Aroma of pine/resin, some citrus and caramel. Flavor is a milder hops bite, but very pleasing and refreshing. Palate is a clean, fairly abrupt finish of malts following the hops bite almost immediately. A very drinkable, milder IPA that is quite well done, and a stellar warm weather beer.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
can....appearance:clearest IPA that iíve seen in my day. translucent golden brown with a thin slightly off-white head....aroma: grassy, piney hops that wasnít too assertive at all which takes away from its appeal.....taste: bitter pine hops with an almost metallic like taint to it which i didnít particularly enjoy. caramel malt adds to the taste profile but generally speaking, there are better IPAs out there and would choose a two hearted or alesmith over this one (out of the ones iíve had and enjoyed which isnít a whole lot!).
Aegrus (49) - USA - JUN 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can - Shaker. Definitely a straight-forward IPA. Slightly bigger than your average. Almost feels like a double IPA. Pours very orange beer with high hops aroma. Pretty balanced flavors of hops and sweet malt. Pretty decent.
mbrandon2w (109) - Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 14, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
poured copper. huge grassy hop aroma. huge hop flavor as well. pretty mild bitterness. citrusy, orangey, piney flavors and aromas come through more when it warms. enjoyable malt flavor. havenít had a beer before with this much hop flavor with such low bitterness. kinda like sucking on a hop leaf.
PilsnerPeter (3030) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can: Deep orange pour, with some clarity and a creamy tan head. Nicely aromatic with sweet hops (amarillo, cascade) cookie malt, roasted caramel and a slight floral touch. Somewhat creamy with dense smooth carbonation. Itís funny to drink such a nicely hopped ale from a can. Nice floral/piney hops with a slightly sticky malt back. Finish is a solid long bitterness. A standard but enjoyable IPA.
skibumphishead (259) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can. The aroma is nuts and metallic hops. The flavors are more of the same with some pine flavs in the finish. Nice beer from a can. This should be in 30paks and come with ping pong balls.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Pours a somewhat dark burnt orange with a fairly dense off-white head. Aroma is a well rounded mix of citrus, bread, toffee and perhaprs a light dose of grapefruit. Caramel flavor hits first, with plenty of citrus and bitter hop flavor, some toast on the back of the throat, and a finish that mixes the bread and citrus rind hop flavor as well as any pale ale could. So smooth and drinkable but thereís loads of flavor to this beer as well. Thanks jrob!
alexanderj (3429) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUN 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
POured an orange amber, small to medium white, lightly creamy head. Aroma was great; caramel malt, pine and citrus. Palate really nice too; a bit creamy. For the style, quite easy drinking. Hops up front, not overpowering; followed by malt and a crisp/dry finish. Another good one from them