jcp23 (53) - Duluth, Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dang-diddely-DE-lishus!! Man, this is a beer that is a continuant reminder of how much I love hops. Pours a radiant golden-amber-ruby-orange colour with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is of spankiní fresh Centennials. Taste is of equal hop majesty, and balanced well with a crisp, perfectly assertive malt backing. Abundant & well-defined lacing. I reckon there is something to the can-freshness principle, because this beer just POPS out of its container! Whodathunkit?! Great thirst quencher. And the 6.5% abv is just an added fun bonus to this Oompaloompa APA. What a great country!
BleacherBum (177) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer from a can? Begging for this on tap where I work (itís not gonna happen). Anyway, I could care less how this pours since it is from a can. Crisp smell followed by a great hoppy flavor followed by a somewhat creamy and citrusy finish. A lasting and slightly bitter finish make this a remarkable pale ale when you consider itís an American brew from a can. Puts itís Old Chub sibbling to shame if you ask me. Thank you, Oksar. Would you take my sister out (if she existed)?
BrewerDub (34) - USA - JAN 20, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very very good pale ale. Poured slightly cloudy orange with a white head. Smelled hugely of hops. Lots of citrus grapefruit type smells. Starts off very sweet then the hops creep up and hit you. Very clean finish. An awesome APA. I canít believe this comes in a can. Its weird.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2011 Cloudy orange body topped by an initially large white head. Rich body full of tasty hops. Succulent crisp caramel and delicious citrusy hops offering more flavours than mere bitterness. Resinous and a bit oily. This is a superior pale ale. One of the finest thirst quencher pale ale Iíve had, one I could drink on a daily. The best think to come out of a small can since Heinz Beans. Sadly, I actually mean it.
Dorwart (2457) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thin fizzy head. Great hoppy aroma. Absolutely succulent. Loads of spruce and pine with a hint of citrus. Some caramel malts in the background also. Lots of minute floating particles in there. Color is a bright copper orange. Little flat in the mouth. This can has been sitting around for a while. Sweet and malty with more bitter hops. More spruce. Pretty good balance. Finish is bitter and a little dry with a lingering hops presence which makes the mouth salivate long after the swallow. One of the best canned beers out there.
thehurt01 (262) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A 12 oz can with no made on or freshness date. The beer bours a reddish orang body with a long lasting two finger head. The smell is bitter hops and hints of malt. The taste is a good mix of bitter hops and sweet malt. Nice carbonation makes this a good pick.
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2013 Creamy amber pour cascades and separates into an orange liquid with lazy bubbles and frothy head. Buttery, biscuity nose with a very tame hop sharpness. Toasty flavor with some caramel notes; diacetyl is evident, but controlled. A flash of citrus in the finish. Creamy, Guinnesslike palate. Lasting aftertaste sports clean bitterness and stinging ethanol heat. A no-nonsense pale that is big enough to satisfy, yet approachable enough to be an everyday quaffer.
****RE-RATE**** This is very interesting, I didnít realize I had previously rated this beer... and the numbers for all qualities are the same (I maintain an Excel spreadsheet with all my beer ratings as "personal backup")! So, in yaí face, Iím consistent and accurate!
Anyway, new rating indiicates less bubblegum aroma and less alcholol sting, the ale is overall slightly "cleaner" but maintains the first-rating character. Rare. Original numbers stand.
CraftAlelvr (9) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2006 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is really quite impressive, Iíve never poured anything out of a can that looked so nice. Pours a copper/amber with a tall off-white head that leaves thick lacing. Tons of citrus hops create an aromatic halo around this brew. Taste starts with just a flinch of sweetness up front being chased by a big ol citrus hop finish thats rather bitter and nice. A great APA (really hoppy enough to be an IPA), now maybe you guys can make the big 24oz cans of this!
barbiedoll0808 (11) - New York, USA - DEC 28, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
No real notes on appearance or aroma, as I just have to drink this from the can. Full bodied brew thatís 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.
madlizzie (12) - ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Itís . . . itís from a can, and it doesnt suck. Itís an American beer from a can, and it doesnít suck. My world no longer makes sense. Pours out a deep copper, absolutely stunning head, very thick and creamy, stays around for a simply amazing amount of time. Nose quite hoppy, some pine resin there and citrius. Flavor rather good, initial hoppy bit followed by some sweet malts, though not as sweet as it could be. Certainly canít fault it for mouthfeel, extremely full and creamy. Looks and feels beautiful, smells good, tastes good. Quite nice.