ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
19.2 oz can partly poured into a pint glass.
A: Pours a copper color with good clarity. The head is a three finger offwhite shade. I really like how much lacing it leaves on the glass in particular, not to mention the fluffiness of the head itself.
S: The aroma is what you’d expect, grassy/piny Cascade hops and caramel malts. Hoppiness is amplified when inhaled directly from the can.
T: This is quite bitter to start. The leafy, herbal hop bitterness really comes through, though perhaps with not as much actual hop flavor as I’d like. Bitterness seems to cool off near the back end, creating something that’s pleasantly drinkable instead of oppressive.
M: While the opening bitterness suggest this could be resiny and harsh, the finish is crisp and dry enough to scrub it away. Nice body and carbonation here, though I still think the back end is a little rough.
O: You know you have something pretty good on your hands when 19.2 oz. seems like the right size for this one. Word of warning though - this one might be too bitter for newbs.
heyden (119) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer 4 of the US tour. The perfect refresher for 29 degree weather in LA. Not an overly hoppy nose but great hoppy flavour coming through. The malt profile is just enough to provide some backbone but also just enough to let the hops shine. This would be a go to summer beer if I could get it back home!
DuchessOfIowa (99) - Iowa, USA - NOV 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a can. Copper orange hue with no haze, foamy white head that sticks nicely as I drink. Mild Carmel sweetness with citrus & pine in the flavor. Some apricot in the nose. Moderate dryness that lingers.
RafeAU (553) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can in LA. Lasting creamy white head. Big hoppy aroma, moderate bitterness, it’s an APA not an IPA but it’s close! Fresh, fruity, citrus and some grassy hops. Really nice refreshing summer beer, but the alcohol catches up on this big can. Great APA.
Drjohnrock (592) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 12 ounce can at Southern Culture On The Skids concert at the Southgate House Revival on May 9, 2015. Medium to dark amber hue, nice citrus/hop nose, good bittersweet flavor with lots of fruit and some complexity. Could stand a little stronger hop profile but this is a very flavorful brew.
tysongillmore (350) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
punkska101 (1351) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from craft beer cellar Waterbury dated from August a: light caramel, citrusy, earthy notes app: clear dark cooper white head t/p: med body with moderate long bitter finish. O: glad that I finally got a hold on this classic of the classic. Well done.
Mjp12 (961) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is full of fresh hops, and some sweet malt. As a pale ale, it has a slightly thin mouthfeel, but has a clean bitter hop finish
Beerandhockey8 (289) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - NOV 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 12oz can to tulip glass. Pour is a nice red-orange with a thick off white head. Nose is rich hops, malt, bready, pine, touch of caramel. Taste is medium bodied, bitter with sweet notes coming through. Awesome mouthfeel, almost a juicieness to it with several flavors. Awesome beer
Tomg (5) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 18, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Warning: this does not taste like most pale ales. It is more like an IPA. I guess that’s why i like it since those are my favorite category, I also love that this comes in a can: far more portable and better environmentally.
Aggiebob (445) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - NOV 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can: Amber in color with a white head and some lacing. The aroma is pine and citrus with a lite bitterness in the taste.