undsioux7 (871) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
can. Pours copper/amber with a medium off white head. Sweet malt and citrus hops. Taste is the same. cloying and not my style.
decaturstevo (5788) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can. A deep copper pour with a medium tan head. A strong hops aroma greets you right away. A flavor that is heavy malt followed by a very nice warmth. A bitter that isn’t as harsh as the aroma would indicate. A palate that is full and smooth with very nice middle of the road carbonation that a beer this big needs to be successful in my opionion. Not the hop monster that I expected from the nose but a very good beer.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasty, thick, hoppy, malty concoction which reminds me of Arrogant Bastard a bit. Very nice stuff.
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 4, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I still can’t believe I just poured this from a can. Everything I love about an ASA - loads of hops, coming through here with some bitterness and some serious pine flavors, balanced out by a solid malt backbone, here with some subtle chocolate and caramel sweetness. We need more canned beer that tastes so great.
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours a clear amber color with s longlasting off-white head. Maly hoppy piney citrus aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy piney flavor with some hints of grapefruit. Long malty finish with some weak chocolate hints and it has a long bitter aftertaste.
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the can. Aroma is malty and sweet with a lot of citrus hop character. Appearance is a cloudy copper. Flavor is an even malt/hop balance followed by a ton of earthy hops; grassy and musty. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, round, with low carb texture. Overall, it’s just way too earthy and doesn’t have nearly a wide enough range of hop flavors. Maybe I’m sensitive to something in it, as most of my friends love this too, but I just don’t get this beer as everyone else does, and I love everything else from the brewery.
omhper (23513) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Canned at The Rover, Göteborg. Clear orange-brown, small head. Striking lychee aroma. Sweet and rounded with medium body. Bready and lightly fruity, very hoppy. Lingering very bitter finish where some light saccharine disturbs a little. Best beer out of a can?
Speedle (266) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark copper with a thick tan head....sweet aroma of citrus and malts..smooth caramel and hops taste...bitter finish with a hint of alcohol...lots of lacing left on glass..thick mouthfeel with a little bit of cardboard...great tasting beer
Beerdedone (3228) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer can sampled with stegosaurus. Pours a dark copper color with a white head. Aroma of citrus, piney hops, and caramel malts. Flavor follows the aroma and is well balanced with a nice dry finish. Best beer out of a can i ever had.
EithCubes (5619) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Cascade aroma, grapefruit with light caramel. Orange-amber pour with a large creamy/rocky/dense/spoonable/smooth cream-colored head. As for taste, medially bitter and mild with measured hoppiness and a little caramel grit. The Cascades are really coming through here in a different way - very expressive. Touch of orange and yeast, touch of Stone AB hoppiness. Grapefruit and faint pine sap. Medium-full body with a slick, sticky feel and a dry, sticky, hoppy aftertaste. Despite the heft from the alcohol, and though it only sets in late, this can be drunk rapidly and in great quantity, or sipped and savored. I have been very impressed by OB’s lineup - everything offering is solid. Bravo!