3fourths (9150) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2013 over the years this has gone from being enjoyable to ho-hum to terrible, sometimes within months. itís not my tastes, really. this beer is made so inconsistently that some batches are nothing by fusel alcohol, solvent and metal. OB tends to make these beers under-fermented and raw-tasting; sweet, chewy, boozy with astringent hops. garbage craft beer in a can for your convenience. 2.5 to 3.2 range.
AvantAle (50) - Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick frothy pale colored head. Ringy lacing. Crystal clear pale amber. Smells of hops, malt, caramel, honey, alfalfa, and sea water. Canít put my finger on the specific flavors, but damn fine none the less. Starts dry, finishes wet. Interresting. I loved it.
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Was a bit skeptical at first considering the $8.49 price tag for a canned APA but came away quite impressed. Poured a slightly hazy amber-orange color. Produced a classic tight, creamy beige head with excellent retention throughout the entire glass. Lots of clumpy foam islands and thick lacing. A nicely balanced aroma which leaned slightly to the malts over the hops here. Smells of caramel candy, biscuits and honey backed by more subdued notes of orange rind, grapefruit and pine needles. Mouthfeel was full and round for the style, more like a bigger IPA. Nicely done fine carbonation. Taste profile flips from the aroma seeming to favor the hops more. Citrus and pine predominate supported by mildly sweet flavors of crystal malts, caramel, fresh bread and honey. Finish was crisp, quite bitter and dry. This is one hefty APA; more like an American IPA in all respects. The OBís beers are certainly a bit pricey but so far for me this oneís a winner and worth the $$$.
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2007 FBG07. Delicious hop nose, very heavy on the grapefruit notes. Amber with a thin white head. Hoppy deliciousness, well-balanced citrus. Palate is clean and not too dry for the style. Hell of a session ale.
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can be in a can be good? Yes, and this proves it. Big hops, big flavor. Very impressed.
dberger624 (1028) - Voorhees, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the can. Nice solid pale ale. Good hop bite to it. Good floral aroma to it.
keith0718 (434) - Kansas, USA - MAR 17, 2007
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beautiful head for a pale ale. Citrusy hops that do not overpower--they blend nicely with malt, but definitely set the pace for this beer. Nice, snappy finish with no disagreeable aftertaste. Hmmmm... perhaps my favorite pale ale to date.
bp (892) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2007
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can I picked up at Whole Foods: You can smell the hops on this, pours a darkish amber with a white head, the taste is not as hoppy as the aroma had me expecting, very nice for a canned beer.
Tmoney99 (13625) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Broudyís Liquor. Poured dark amber color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid smooth resin hoppy aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Medium balanced bittersweet flavor with a medium smooth bitter finish of moderate duration. Standout drinkable brew in a can.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow...amazing to drink a beer out of can and have it be good. I have no idea about the color cuz I drank it right out of the can. The taste was the great malt and hops with a nice light hops background. Glad I brought it back with me from Rhode Island.