Oakes (13156) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper colour. Low carbonation – nice one. Resiny, woody c-hops in the aroma with crystal malts and a hint of florals. Well-balanced body shows toasty notes and floral/citric hoppiness. Fairly bitter example.
Rasmus40 (12693) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, caramel and rather hoppy - peach and flowers. Flavor is medium sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 090711
rlgk (12381) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Canned at the Rover, Göteborg. Amber color, creamy offwhite head. Malty aroma with some hops and citric notes. Hoppy, grassy, metallic flavor, fruity some oranges.
brokensail (12286) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Poured from the can into my Russian River pint glass. The beer is clear and amber in color with a thin white foam that leaves some lacing on the glass.
S: The smell is a nice combination of citrus hops (with a mild piney quality) and quite a bit of sweet, bready malt. There is also a mild honey smell.
T: The taste is fairly comparable to the nose. The hops are certainly present, but not overwhelming. The citrus flavors are dominant in the beginning, followed by a sweet malt flavor, and a bitter finish.
M: The beer is fairly well carbonated and the body is medium, but on the fuller side for a pale ale.
D: A good example of a Pale Ale. Not overly hoppy nor malty, but a good balance of the two.
bu11zeye (12100) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Can) Pours a lightly cloudy orange body with a moderate creamy off-white head. Aroma is bursting with orange and grapefruit, along with rich malts. The flavor has a nice of breadiness and hops with a bitter finish. Not your typical APA, or canned beer.
bhensonb (12012) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Wine Cellar. Resiny aromas. Clear amber color with a very impressive tan/beige head. Full bodied with very creamy carbonation. Flavor is more citrus grapefruit over evergreen, with a backdrop of roasted caramel. Still, this is all about the hop. It’s not balanced. It’s an IPA in disguise. Maybe an IIPA in disguise, based on the bitterness. Evergreen seems to return in the finish. Everyone should have one of these once in awhile just to get back to roots. Whoo. It’s not in the same class as the best, complex ales, but it is a winner in the APA class.
chrisv10 (11979) - DENMARK - JUN 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample. Dark golden with off-white head. Flavour is malt, citrus, floras, hops.
gunnfryd (11906) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Golden/orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is citrus, hop, flowers. Flavour is citrus, hop, flowers, malt. Bitter finish. Nicy hoppy beer.
argo0 (11896) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber body topped by medium beige head. Aroma is mild sweet, earthy, pine, caramel. Taste is medium sweet, earthy, pine, caramel, light spice. Medium body. As others have noted, impressive that this comes in a can.
Koelschtrinker (11888) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Feinhopfiger Antrunk mit vergleichsweise intensiver Bitterkeit. Im Mittelteil relativiert sich die Bitterkeit dann doch etwas, das Bier wird süffiger, dennoch ist die Hopfenbitterkeit zeitweise beißend. Grasig, Zitrusfrüchte. Zum Ende ausgewogener, die Hopfigkeit ist nun angenehm. Wirklich gut! 7/10/11/12/7/12