Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow! I haven’t had an American Pale this solid since, well, ever! This beer is like an epic battle between malts and hops. Just when you think one is going to over-power the other, the tide of battle turns and you’re left at a flavor impasse. I must say the can is a sexy twist as well. There’s a slight metallic taste (but that can be alleviated by pouring the beer into a glass I suppose). I wonder if it’s cheaper to can beer than it is to bottle it.
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - APR 29, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can. Rich orange gold color with creamy white head. Big, fresh hoppiness smoothed over perfectly with soft, sweet orange flavors. Nearing IPA-ness, but round and soft. Delicious. I looked this beer over at first because of the can, but this stuff is fo’ real.
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has a powerful hop aroma form the snifter and makes plenty of rocky clumps in the head of the beer. Has nice caramel orange color and hops abound in the taste along with bready yeast. The finish is a little piney being moderate enought to still be classified as a regular pale ale, and one of my favorites. Now I’m going to finish the rest off in the can out on the porch.
Braudog (5866) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub, 4/13/06: Bright orange with an excellent sticky head. Nice little hoppy aroma. Yummy citric hoppiness wit a solidly sweet malt backdrop.
MIBRomeo (2564) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
a light golden orange colo rw/ a full thick small bubled white head and soem great lacing. Aroma is mostly hop a spicy note and a good floral hop aroma. Palate is full well coated and lightly creamy. Flavor is a very nice APA, good amount of nice hop some floral and definate citrus notes w/ a full malty backbone. Very good.. I can’t believe this came in a can.
shrubber85 (7846) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Strong hops aroma with moderate tart cherry as well. Reddish yellow with moderate head. Strong hops flavor as well with orange and cherry notes. Oskar Blues has some of the best canned beer ever.
Gachupines (930) - USA - APR 21, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber with a thick, lingering white head. Taste is hops with a decent malt presence. Overall, fairly bitter for a pale ale, but thats part of why I like it. This could easily become a new fallback/session beer for me and the can actually makes it more convenient on some occassions.
Shag (2623) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 21, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2006 A perfume and grapefruit aroma. The apperance is a dark orange with a moderate head. The flavor is quite bitter with some peaches, grapefruit, and lemons present. A slight pine presence is also detected. Awesome pale ale! Dont let the can fool you!
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2006
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2007 Pours a tawny amber color w/ a full, semi creamy froth. Thick and sticky residual lacing. Aroma has a prominant hop profile. Medium full nectar w/ soft and creamy residual effers. Another WOW, this is a can ? I would have never known. This pale is on the hoppy side and delivers a crispness even w/ the thick malts. Big citrus rind, leather, sea salt, and slight biscuits delivered by massive waves of dense malt. The finish is bittered extensively yet leaving my palate wet. This and Old Chub are perfect high quality canned brews that should be included in your "no glass allowed" activities. Overall; a very rich and delicious brew worthy of it’s rating. Highly recommended!
JorisPPattyn (8007) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 19, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a tin can, as it behoves Orange-amber, slight (chill) haze; no head. Very hoppy, grapey & grapefruit nose, very dry, fruity &lively at the same time. Rather soft mellow bitterness, again fruity. No new aftertaste, but the hoppy bitterness lingers on exceptionally long. Slightly burning but non-aggressive MF; with a mineral water quality. Medium body. Very good pale ale, in no way inhibited by the can, agreed.