Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - AUG 26, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a beautiful sight it was to see this wonderfully dark amber beer flow from a can. One advantage of the can is the aroma that is retained inside the can. It smells great upon the initial "crack" and the taste is a wonderfully hoppy, delicious beer that I could drink day in, day out. A great double IPA that I plan on having again and again.
unclemattie (4155) - Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2007 HAD THIS ON MY 30TH BIRTHDAY!!!
I never thought that in my entire existence I would find a dark amber beer in a can. What a surprise. Very nice dry hopped red. Strong hop aroma. Medium to Heavy body. Very nice bitterness. not very strong. Bitterness is very present but not long. Overall great!
SSSteve (3751) - - AUG 22, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark copper with a small head. mandarin orange hop aroma. med-full bodied. alcohol is hidden well. no harsh bite at all. sweet. tons of hops and maybe some spices in there too. well done. one of the better 2ipa’s.
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Dark Ruby with thick off white head, nice lacing. Aroma of sweet orange or tangerine hops, peach, berries and toasty malt. Subtle citrus hop flavor, sweet roast malt and a mild hop finish, not overpowering. Thin oil palate. Pretty good, but clearly not the best 2IPA out there for the price ($4 per 12 oz can).
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown, copper in appearance with a clear body that leaves a thick tan head. The aroma is very nice, pine, sharp earthy tones, tarragon, lots of herbs throughout the nose. This brew brings a toffee sweetness lots of malt which is needed to balance this hop bomb. The taste is very herbal, bitter hops upfront spicy and delicious. There is a slight anise presence to this brew, rounded by a chewy bitter pine feel that roughs up your palate. In the finish there is a sweetness of caramel with a pine cone bitterness after taste. This is a good IIPA but not worth the $3.99/can.
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2007 Draught pint at Sunset Grill, 8/5/06 and again on 8/6/06.
Very pale appearance, a deep, pale-brass/golden color, with straw hints and just a slight shade of soft tangerine. Plentiful carbonation surges upwards, creating a foamy/rocky, white head that is well-retained, and creates minor lacing.
Very dry, floral nose is lightly perfumed, quite bitter but not aggressively piney or resinous. Moreso a dry white grapefruit and lemon/orange rind, with dry, leafy green hop bud notes and a touch of yeasty, dry/dusty and b-vitaminish notes. Light peachiness and even a touch of melon emerges upon warming, as does a thick, but not bullish honey maltiness. Very pale in its malt bill, with only light suggestions of caramel and dry at that. Aroma strength is medium to medium-high, mostly consisting of hoppiness, but the dryness, without excessive acidity/astringent-bitterness, allows it to be a little more heavy on the hop/malt ratio without seeming too unbalanced.
Dryness in the flavor is well carried over from the nose, showing a moderately grainy, pale malted texture that seems to have a fair amount of dextrins without mounds of sweetness/sugariness. Hop bitterness is medium-high to high, and though pushing the limits of my palate, I could see it described as only moderate to some. Grapefruit, heavy floral notes, lemons, tangerines, peaches and oranges all combine to keep things heavily dry to the last drop. Moderate to high carbonation, some yeastiness (dry, bland, lighltly mineral-like, nutty), no alcohol, though a touch of light warming. Towards the end of the glass, the acidity has built up, leading to a bit of a sting and sharpness felt on the palate.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours amber color with fluffy off white head. Aroma is citrus, malt, bitter, hops, floral---complex. Flavor is hoppy, floral, caramel, bitter, and rather sweet. The alcohol is faint and well blended. This beer is on the expensive side, due to the alcohol content I suspect.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can thanks to CaptainCougar: Slightly hazy amber color with a medium white head. Aroma, bitter citrus, orange peel, some grapefruit, and floral hops. Flavor, floral and some citrusy hops, just a hint of malt in this if any at all. Deliciously hoppy. Finish is a building bitterness, that hangs around for a while.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - AUG 2, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can at the Taphouse in Ghent (Norfolk, VA.) Amber with a decent white head. Big floral hop nose, some bitter orange notes. Nice herbal bitter bite in the flavor and finish.
TheEpeeist (3319) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can. was hoping to find a bottle... Not quite clear ruby brown with a small persistent tan head. Brown sugar hops with a little orangy citrus. Hints of orange Kool-Aid or Jello lead to a woody carrot. Mild carb and body; some resin.