arminjewell (9143) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is hazy orange with thin white head, aroma has notes of nice pine, orange, tangerine and big grapefruit, hints of caramel and biscuit, and hints of lemon in there as well. I wish it tasted like it smelled, taste is some slight lemon, orange, hints of tangerine, touch of caramel and toffee, finishes fairly dry, hints of spice. Not bad.
after4ever (7044) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12-oz can. Thanks Bob! Pours a crystal clear medium amber. Headless. Big roasty toasty caramel nose, also showing grapefruit. Soft medium body with light carb. Toasty caramel mid-palate. MIldly bitey resin finish.
Garito793 (241) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful light copper-brown. Aroma is potently hopalicious. Taste is hoppy with sweet caramel and something funky (but not unpleasant) tasting which I suspect to be something leafy/grassy.
dzimm27 (136) - - NOV 30, 2011
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The smell of hops surprised me as I opened the can. It is a dark copper color and has a strong hop aroma which is quite clean (apparently only goldings hops used). Taste is fuller than you would expect from a can but a little one sided and mellow for all the hops. This could stand some more carbonation which could really make this pop. Best canned beer I have ever had, but I am rating it against bottled beer, which may be unfair. Got this as a gift, a good one at that.
rougeau13 (2301) - Richmond, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy copper with a small, frothy off white head. Aroma full of citrus with some pale malt and pine. Taste is fruity and malty; slightly sweet with a nice bitterness. Medium bodied with soft carbonation and a bit dry.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: 12 oz. can from Chips Wine & Beer. It pours a rather nice pale amber color with a small white head. The nose has a good bit of pine hops. Some tropical fruit and juicy fruit gum lurking too. The flavor is heavy with the hops, mainly pine and resin notes. The malt is there, but mostly for body and a touch of underlying nuttiness. Despite all the hops, you are left with just a lingering bitterness which brings you back for me. Euphoric indeed.
jmohno (1400) - Iowa, USA - NOV 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2012 This is probably one of my favorate pale ales ive tried yet.
Aroma/mouthfeel/taste/bittering are near perfect. Flavor is balanced.
Brilliantly clear-copper color with pillowy 2 finger head fitting perfectly into a sam adams glass. Excellent lacing,much body creamyness,smoothness medium carmel notes very balanced with a spicy hoppy smoothness.
The mouthfeel is incredibly creamy and smooth.
Very flavorfull pale ale.This is a new favorate,i like this more than the ipa for shure.
2012- Floral aroma,seems milder on the aroma/taste but Strong spicey/citrus bittering. A little less likable than last year.
thegreenrooster (3722) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a hazy orange with an average white head. Aroma is citrus hops with maybe a lingering caramel malt. Flavor is bang hops and resin. A little sweetness from the malt lingers on the tounge. A very tasty APA and I’m glad I got to try it this year before it dissapears.
zizzybalubba (1736) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can from SoHo Organic Market in Elizabeth City, NC. Dark orange pour with an off-white head. Spicy hop aroma with tangerine and pineapple. Pineapple and grapefruit rind flavor with a slightly spicy finish. This is a very hop forward American Pale Ale but it still maintains enough balance that it doesn’t quite seem like and IPA. Nicely done.
Oakes (14042) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden-amber. Drops bright from the can. Very earthy, spicy nose. This beer is all Goldings so the nose is a bit different than what I might be used to. Earthy, with moderate bitterness. Light caramel malt and a clean American yeast character. Decent balanced approach.