gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft. golden amber, nice head. piney hop aroma. smooth well balanced flavor. hops are nice and yummy upfront but get mellowed out with the rich malts. really nice drinkable beer. Just as good out of the can as well.
beerheart (237) - Erie, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bought this after I first tried Old Chub and learned that Oskar Blues makes this, too. You can smell the hop in this one. Pine aromas with a slight citrus undertone. The malty carbonation and bitter hops sit well on the tongue. The taste is of grapefruits, apricots, and the bitter hops. Finishes bitter and floral.
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the can. Great pine and maybe some menthol on the front, fairly fresh but straightforward (or at least I was deceived as such by the can). I could do with a bit more carbonation to help offset the American hops.
kyzr (1375) - Montana, USA - SEP 27, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour with nice off-brown head. Nice big nose of hops and pine. Flavor is very hoppy with a medium roasted malt body. Finish is clean.
Floback (550) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 27, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2007 Courtesy Wild Oats. Hazy gold-amber with a substantial tan-head. Nose is pine resin from hops influence. Flavors are surprisingly mellow with soothing floral hops, tea leaf, slight mint, caramel, and oak. Soft carbontation/full body. Finishes clean and crisp. Flavors and aroma are superbly balanced. Very refreshing. Delicious straight out of the can. Although ten bucks for a six-pack, I will be revisiting this beer quite often.
shalloWMeans (169) - Independence, Kentucky, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2007 Tasted at Asheville Brewgrass Festival. I was instantly surprised when tasting this beer by the amount of hops. I thought perhaps I had been given an IPA, but then realized it was just a nice, heavily hopped American pale ale. Eventually the flavors mellowed out and I was left with a nice citrus, fruity, floral taste and bitter, heavy finish. The alcohol presence definitely makes itself known. This is a well-crafted beer. Perhaps a little heavy for drinking outdoors on a hot day.
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange-amber in colour, large lingering off-white coloured head, good retention, good lacing. The aroma was piney, some caramel, grapefruit and lots of citrus in general. The flavour is very hoppy, pine and grapefruit balance by some wood and earthy notes, creamy and bitter. Very full and bitter mouthfeel, medium body, high carbonation. FInishes long, floral, very hoppy, excellent bitterness. Wonderful balance, very nice hop bite. very enjoyable.
355ml can from the <a
href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/new-york target=blank>Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, New York for $1.59.
Purchased on August 20, 2007 and opened on August 20, 2007.
No best before date.
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked this up at bottleworks, brought it back to michigan. Poured a reddish color out of the can. Smelled nice, hops, light citrus. Taste started out with some floral hops, slighlty sweet, then transitions into a bitter finish that sort of sticks to your tongue. Not quite as complex as I had hoped. doesn’t touch alpha king in my mind. Had heard great things about this beer and it is certainly a great pale ale.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours orange. Very hoppy and fruity sweet wheaty aroma. Dry hoppy wheaty and malty pleasant flavour. Long lasting dry finish. One of the best canned beers I have ever had.
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. They say you cannot have too much of a good thing... and when it comes to goodly american hoppiness it is true. Aroma is powerful soap, pineapple and elder flowers coming from a hazy red beer with a creamy everlasting head dragging tight laces. Flavor is in excellent balance between sweet malt and fruity hops leading to a long slightly dry finish.Smooth mouth feel and over all a very enjiyable and pleasant beer.