jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz. can. Clear, dark golden color with a small white head. Really nice malty, caramel aroma with some hops and grapefruit. Flavor was similar to the aroma, but more hop dominance. Very drinkable. This was a real nice surprise, and will be my go to summertime beach/picnic beer.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2006 No real notes on appearance or aroma, as I just have to drink this from the can. Full bodied brew that’s nicely hopped throughout, but light enough to ensure a good drinkability. Mild bitterness in the finish. Update: Draft at Oskar Blues: Pours a fiery amber with a small white head. Great hoppy aroma jumps out of the glass. A real solid caramel malt backbone supports the hops in the body. A real nice APA.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 4, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to my friend Jay for sending me this one.
A microbrew in a can? That’s what this is. It pours a dark yellow w/ a thin white head. The flavor has some malty notes along with some citric hoppiness. I couldn’t detect much aroma. For something out of a can, it wasn’t too bad, but not great
BeerandBlues2 (9004) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours maple to amber with a creamy off-white head. Fruit hop fragrant aroma. Sweet fruit hop flavor with a caramel malt body. Medium bodied and warming.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 19, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
clear golden amber, frothy head. Beautiful aroma full of fruity, juicy hops and intriguing sweetness..caramelly malt with spicy-like hops..clean, super balanced and super flavorful with an underlying sweetness. Quite hoppy...grassy with caramelly and slightly fruity malt flavors...Quite a treat, freakin’ a man, if they had these cans available round these parts, I would surely make this my exclusive beach beer...In fact, i think its time to talk to some distributors.
BlueDevil0206 (122) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2005 Canned!! Poured a golden copper with thick white head. Aroma was of grassy and citrussy hops and grainy/bready malt. Taste was similar with a very surprising hop profile. Fairly bitter with adequate hop flavor to complement the bitterness. The malt profile was full of grainy and cereal flavors which I felt went well with the hops. I believe I got a tad bit of tannin in the mouthfeel, but other than that, it was a pleasantly full bodied and smooth drinking PA. Maybe I’m being too generous to this beer, but a quality microbrew in a can is intriguing to me.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUN 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly malty hop aroma. Hop flavor and malt balance start out slow and then hit you. Balanced very well throughout. A good session brew.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear bright copper. Incedibly thin white head. Quickly dissipates to nothing. No lacing to speak of. Smell is surprisingly hoppy. Assertive citrus and floral aromas. Also some sweet fruity maltiness in the nose.
Taste: Bitingly bitter up front, mellowing into a grapefruity hoppiness. A surprisingly substansial pale malt then takes over although it remains quite bitter throughout. Nice sticky maltiness that I wouldn’t have expected. A nice bold body to go with the hops. Lightly chewy withthat bitter hops aftertaste.
Not bad at all. Certainly good enough for my next backwoods camping trip.
beerguy101 (5251) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can. Medium amber color. Large sized white foamy head, strong lacing. Aroma is earthy, sweet and piney. A medium bodied American Pale Ale. Malts are caramel, sweet, with touches of earthiness. Hops are piney and grapefruity. The malt sweetness is balanced by the big piney hops. Nice crisp dry finish. Decent beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is crisp and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Orange-amberish in color. In my opinion kind of an ugly looking beer. Floral hop nose. This one packs a nice punch of hops but is well balanced by the creamy malt flavors. Overall, the best beer you’ll ever have from a can.