awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 6, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 12oz Can. Had a couple of these straight from the can during the July 4th fireworks celebration, and revisited from the glass a couple of days later; impressions were the same. Pours a mostly transparent, blood-oranged hued amber color with a finger of creamy white foam. Aroma of honeydew melon with a subtly spicy blend of white grapefruit and sprucey hops. A bit of gooey caramel and graham cracker play in the background. Medium-light bodied, softly carbonated mouthfeel. Flavors of toffee and musk-melon up front on the palate with a fresh dose of herbal pine. A minor diacetyl buttery-ness provides some unpleasantness partway through the palate. This fades, however, allowing a final smack of earthy spruce needles to come through. A bit dirty overall, both in hop character and diacetyl presence, although the nose seems clean enough.
scottmc (167) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2007
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is the best beer I have ever had in a can. The head is very foamy and is of a darker orange and brown, that kind of creeps out of the top of the can. The amount of hops is just right, I think I would put this in more an IPA category as compared to a regular pale ale. The taste is amazing with a heavy dose of fruity hops. The dry hopping is very noticeable.
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2007 Can, 2007-08-31
Canned is still good (the can to go for), but looses the freshness it has on draught, the body, the hopping.
Draught at Five Point restaurant, NYC, 2006-12-29, 7-4-7-5-15
Hazy amber color; thin creamy head. Nice hoppy aroma, with some fruitness (oranges). Some malt flavor, with sweet caramel, and good hopping with some resins. Good, balanced.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper with huge beige head, great lacing. Aroma and flavor well balanced through and through. Pine and caramel for the most part. Hints of citrus zest. Really not much to say, straight forward ipa, highly sessionable.
phiconners (150) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 3, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a nice copper, medium head. Some hops flavor comes through, but something about the taste fell flat for me. Just ok.
MHED (114) - lisle, USA - JUL 1, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
can. pours with much energy, golden yellow with nice frothy head. Aroma is ciitrus and subtle flower. A full bodied dry hopped with Pacif N.W. hops generously. finishes well balanced, crisp and dry. Nice.
gnoff (9569) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2014 First rating
Initial Rating Date: 6/30/2007
12 Fl Oz can at Bishops Arms, Avenyn, Göteborg
Clear copper color, fluffy big lasting tan head. Soft but big fruity and citrus hoppy scent. Smooth big hoppy grape taste, grape aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, huge bitterness.
Can at Haket, Göteborg
Clear copepr color, white head. Sweet fruity scent. Bitter and sweet taste. Smooth mouthfeel, high bitterness.
Draught at the brewery in Lyons, on October 9, 2012
Clear golden color, white head. Sweet, hoppy, citrus taste. Medium mouthfeel, high bitterness. Hoppy, citrus scent.
CheersMate (1340) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful peach/gold color. This beer pours smoothly. You can smell the rich hoppy aroma. It is quite wonderful. The head is nice and compact looking. This I.P.A. is great, and tastes better than 99% of the I.P.A.s that are bottled. Go figure! The hops are great and there is a wonderful balance between the malt and the hops. The malt makes this a nice, thich, and creamy I.P.A. I am very impressed. The bitter just lingers on my tongue. The flavors in this beer just stand out and get your tastebuds going. The beer is very smooth, rich, and full of flavor!
Furseth (2087) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at the Rover Göteborg: Light brown/red hazy colour,with a creamy head. Aroma of hops,citric,malty,and nice fruity ending. Flavor is almost the same, but is dominated of hops and malt, maybee a bit unbalnced, nice enyway.Medium body, and a medium dry-fruity finish.
larsniclas (6691) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden with a creamy off-white head.
A lot of hoppy citrus and resin.
Fruity and really fresh flavour. Sweet maltiness with notes of toffee and dry bitterness.