VengefulOdin (193) - , Kansas, USA - OCT 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce can. Pours a bright copper amber with some lively carbonation and a nice fizzy, almost frothy, head. Aroma is mostly malts with some citrus in the background. Carbonation is pretty hefty for this style, itís quite fizzy. Some bitterness but not as much as you would expect for the style. Taste is pretty dang solid. Hefty malt greets you first, with brown sugar and caramel coating the tongue. Earthy hops come bursting forward followed by sour grapefruit leading the way into a nice and spicy, almost black pepper finish. This is one fantastic pale ale. Yet another solid offering from Ska.
blazingspiral (170) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From can to glass, it pours a funky clear brown with a thin white head that quickly dissipates. The aroma reminds me of being on a hike in the mountains, because it is similar to the smells of decomposing wood and fresh rainfall through autumn foliage. Not typical for an APA, but certainly interesting. The flavor is hoppy yet balanced. Spicy, herbal hops blend nicely with rich, sweet malts. Hops prevail in the aftertaste, providing a lengthy tingling sensation that I find quite satisfying. Another good canned offering from CO.
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
can. Pours a clear dark copper color with nice frothy slightly tan head, decent lacing. Aroma of hops, floral and soft citrus, malts, cake and biscuit, and a subtle spiciness. Pretty balanced pale ale, with heavy malt tones, although there is an overriding bitterness. Smooth and creamy, the initial flavor is very nice, yet there is something lacking for me about the finish, it kind of goes a little bland and watery. Still, this is definitely a sessionable pale ale and Iím glad I purchased it.
nickd717 (3465) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can thanks to Bardwashrind on BA. Pours a nice mostly clear medium brown color with a large, lacy off-white head. Big caramel malts on the aroma, rather bready with herbal hop notes. The flavor is on the maltier side if you call it an IPA. Lots of caramel and biscuit, earth, and a restrained but by no means weak citrus and herbal hop profile. Iced tea in there as well. Medium-bodied with a standard mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Solid pale ale overall, but not much of an IPA really.
hombrepalo (1818) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can. Might be an old one. Pours amber with a thin white head. Smells fruit and earthy with some caramel hints. Tastes malty with some light citrussy splashes on the finish. Hops almost totally burnt out. Malty IPA, had lots of amber ale characteristics.
vicepeddler (24) - Broomfield, USA - APR 23, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet caramelly malt supplanted by a gentle citrus on the nose. Refreshing, yet hoppy for a pale. Not defined by the season. I would gladly drink this canned gem year round.
Metalhead (627) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iíve bought 4-5 cases of this and cannot believe I did not rate it. So here I am my last can available. Huge piney hop with citrus aroma. Beautiful copper pour and a big long standing head. Killer lacing. IMO this just the best IPA I have had so far. Beautiful gorgeous awesome brew. At 6.1 ABV this has SO much flavor and texture that some of the big boys (Stone) cannot compete with. In yer face Stone.!This Smokes anything you guys brew.
highibus (707) - Vail, Arizona, USA - APR 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep copper with extremely fluffy white head. Nice aroma of biscuit malt and hops. More hop presence on the glacor than I expected. Nice balance as well. Finish is a bit of malt and a touch of hops.
Frank (2758) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice blue can and a nice pour too. Orange copper, big head of mixed bubbles and complex lacing. Great piny hop nose, slightly fruity and quite vibrant. Flavor though is thin in comparison and the texture is a touch on the watery side but still decent all things considered. Typical iced-tea character which is in all Ska Brewingís hoppy ales and another solid effort in this regard.
alexanderj (3298) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can in a days inn plastic cup. Color was hard to tell, but a nice frothy head. Aroma was enticing. Citrus, pine, resin, caramel, grapefruit and bread. Flavor was a tad mellowed than expected but enjoyable. Alot of backbone with citrus, earth and pine in the finish. Moderately hopped. Drinkable.