Gorbalev (2966) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Coleís, Buffalo. Dark orange, medium bubbly creamy head. Decent hop nose, orange citrus. Nice initial orange citrus hop taste. Creamy mouthfeel. Some malt to balance out and add to the body. A little watery. Lingering orange taste. Completely drinkable, I could have finished this pint in about 5 minutes. A nice one.
Zeswaft (1422) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2006 I never poured this from the can despite drinking probably 6 of these, which I know regret. It appears pale gold from the little overspill onto the top of the can. This beer fucking rocks. The truth is that itís so good that I didnít want to waste time washing a glass and pouring it out. If you put your nose near the openning there is some nice citrus hops flying out. Flavor is so well balanced. Citrus hops and malt. Very smooth texture. If I could have more, or any for that matter, access to this beer Iíd buy it all the time. Iíd probably ejaculate if i was fly fishing and drinking some of this.
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - APR 10, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well, the color is spot on, the aroma is spot on, the malt is in tune with the hops, and the bitterness is clean and resonnats with the spicy candor of Northern Brewer hops....
The only thing wrong with this beer is that itís a IPA. I think everything about this beer screams IPA and I think they would sell more of it if packaged so.
The can bothers me not, I have too many beer glasses to be drinking from the container.
blankboy (6320) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Coles, Buffalo, NY. Pours a clear sparkling amber-orange with an average size lasting off-white head. Nice lacing. Mild pleasant hoppy aroma. Flavourís mostly citrus hops, some caramel malt a touch of spices and thatís pretty much it -- itís simple but it tastes great! Has a nice long bitter finish. Goes down smooth, youíd never know this is 6.5%, in fact Iím surprised to see that it is. Light to medium bodied but its suits the style. This suprised me how much I liked it, this would make a great session Ale!
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 10, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2008 Tap @ coleís. Pretty copper, off-white champagne head. Nose is largely caramel, some floral nose, a bit of fruit (strawberry?) Flavor is caramel, nuts, well hopped (not overdone) citrus. Some maple/brown sugar. Finish is just a tad too bitter but has a nice caramel end.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was recommended to me by Chris at Peabodyís in Boone, NC - thanks Chris! Once I got past the can and its connotations, and maintained my objectivity, I found this to be a really excellent beer. Clear amber under a big frothy and lasting head with outstanding lacing, this beer is very inviting to look at indeed. Aroma of light caramel and citrus hops suggests what is to come. Perfect mouthfeel and body without excessive carbonation. There is an initial sweetness of caramel and light brown sugar, but this is quickly followed by a substantial hop presence of pine, grapefruit, and bitter orange. Finishes clean, bitter, and astringent. Tasted blind, Iíd call it an IPA. Whatever it is, itís excellent.
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 9, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Daleís Pale Ale comes in a can...it was put there by a man...in a factory, downtown...
Extra point for putting this fine beer in a can. One point deducted for calling your IPA a pale ale. Light amber, clear, fluffy white head that lasts and lasts. Pleasant citrus aroma. Very bitter but drinkable, orange, cranberry, toffee. Finished smooth. Great beer.
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
aesthetically, drinking from a can sucks. but itís a really good beer, and this is so close to an IPA. very fruity. i remember thinking it was the most balanced IPA iíve ever had, and since itís an APA, all the better.
Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 8, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
really good beer for a can. a little hoppy for my taste but Iím not a huge fan of hops to begin with. flavors here are a bit watered down and evolve in your mouth as if running down a spiral slide. floral hops, pine and citrus. not a bad everyday beer.
mkgrenwel (591) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice standard floral cascade aroma. This led me to believe that the flavor wouldnít be anything unique, but I was wrong. Actually seems to start with a good hop bitterness, then transitions into the nice malt character. Caramel malt coats the entire mouth, filling it with flavor. Fresh, floral hops. Also reminds me of soap a good bit, but not in a bad way, more in the thick, coating texture. The drawback to this is a flat feeling beer. I feel like the can thing has actually garnered this beer better ratings than it would get out of a bottle.