Dorqui (2161) - Brescia, ITALY - AUG 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2007 Draught at The Ginger Man (Manhattan - NY).
Orange/reddish color with good head of discreet duration. Much flowery and perfumed aroma with optimal notes of wood, cask and toasted sugar. Dense and barren taste, rather sweetish but that towards the end it is developed in a determined and alcoholic bitter. Balsamic and harmonious, good persistence.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Itís nice to see more of these brews making their way into CT. Pours copper with a white creamy head. Smells of pine, citrus, some tea, hints of pepper. Tastes of grapefruit, some sweet malt and bitter on the finish. I had some higher expectations for this.
badgerben (4767) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
India Pale Ale #100. Many thanks to Skyview trucking this in for the Cellarís tasting. Copper color with a thin head. Slight citrus hop aroma. The taste has an almost vegetal hop quality to it with a finish of dry caramel. Someone apparently said this was the countryís best canned beer? Uh, no. Not even the best in Oskarís lineup.
beeranarchist (231) - Aalborg, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Amber with huge head, brilliant clarity. Extremely floral and piney aroma, thereís some grapefruit too and behind all the hop aroma some caramel aroma too. The bitter, hoppy flavour is well balanced with a malty backbone, VERY good. Lowere carbonation than other american ales, which really suits the beer.
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2008 typical American IPA. aroma is up front and hoppy. lots of citrus, grapefruit. copper colored ale poured with 2 fingers of head. flavor was of and a blend of piney grapefruity hops. malt in the backround. pretty good.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Skyview grabbed some of these from Hudson to share. Iím more disappointed with this beer now that I see the style. I thought it was a decent pale ale. Lots sweet carmel malts and candy sugar with a faint bitter finish. I didnít get much hops at all...
coldbrewky (1641) - 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 (5424) - 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 (1155) - 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 (5571) - 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.