Reid (1905) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 11, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2006 12 oz can,says on the side "Pack it in, Pack it out"!
The beer is a deep orangy/dark honey colour with a smallish off white head, leaves pretty nice laceing.
The aroma has a very substancial hoppyness..especially the "citric" tangs..almost as strong as some IPAs.
Again the taste is mainlly of the hops but after a few sips a good smooth , semi sweet maltiness shows, and after about half the glass its a well balanced beer.
Very nice on the palte, exceptionally smooth and quite "thick" for the style.
What can i say? Very drinkable and would make an excellent camping beer as the label suggests
boto (1856) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAY 9, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can: I love it, a good beer in a can. There are sometimes that you canít have bottles and this is a great idea! The beer pours a slightly orangish color. There was a large frothy head with a decent amount of lacing. There is good hop aroma, with mainly grapefruit notes. Nice bitter taste, with a suprisingly light sweetness in the aftertaste. This is a really decent beer. Can you bring this to CT? Thanks for the beer, Jay!
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Medium body, sweet and thick. Slight hop aroma. Big round and sticky hop taste, quite bitter on the tongue. Finish is long and hoppy, bitter. Not too much coming from the malts. Suprisingly not metallic at all. Good, hoppy pale ale.
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - MAY 2, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A clear Copper/Orange color with a creamy beige head. Excellent lacing, like growth rings on a Redwood tree. Nice hoppy nose with just enough malts to balance. Just as hoppy smelling as the Paddy Whack IPA I just had! Delicious biting hops with a good malt balance, Colorado strikes Gold with this canned gem! You guys donít know just how lucky you are to be able to get this quality of a canned beer! Absolutely the best canned beer Iíve ever had! Thank you Josh!
Beaver (1301) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz can. Pours a clear orangish-amber with a big fluffy off-white head that retains well and leaves some nice lacing.
The aroma is big piney/floral grapefruity hops with a little caramel malt in the background.
The flavor is a little sweet caramel, some fruitiness then a very nice piney/floral hop finish with a lingering bitterness. The finish is a little on the acidic side though. The mouthfeel is medium to light bodied, and slightly watery.
Overall an excellent pale ale, more towards IPA territory (and a good one at that). It has the excellent mix of fruitiness and piney hops that I love. Very well balanced.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber body with a dense white head that leaves plenty of lacing on the glass. Lots of NW hops in the aroma. Moderatley sweet malts, some light toast. Well balanced. Plenty of crisp citrusy hops in the dry finish. Not a bad little beer.
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Heh, good beer in a can. Neat.
Hazy amber, white head. Sweet nose with grapefuity, bitter hops. A solidly quaffable hoppy jobbie: grassy and citric hops dominate a fairly sweet malt base.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 12, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2005 12 oz can, snifter. Wow...very nice hop aroma...grapefruit and pine. Toasted bread and caramel malt. Simple, but those hops are so damn fresh. Medium amber hue with a small, fizzy, white head. Moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter flavor becomes a lightly sweet, moderately acidic, heavily bitter finish. Medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation. The bottom line is: "can issue" aside, this is a damn fine beer. Really nice biscuity malt in the flavor. "Can issue" included, there will no longer be a Diet Sprite option in the soda machine at work. }=) edit: Iíve had a few more out of the six pack and Iím moving it up 0.2 to 3.9. This is a fantastic sessionish beer.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Man to bad they donít sell this off the beer cart at golf courses. I would get this over a Bud or Miller any day. Had a sampler at the Beer Fest but bought a full can to get better insight of the beer. Malty aroma and hop flavor with out that alcohol bite to it. Was a enjoyable beer.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper. Woody malty flavor with floral hops. Very light carbonation. Its crazy that a beer like this comes out of a can.