Oakes (14841) - 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.
Terminus (3541) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2012 RE-Rate fresh can best by may 2012-im going to bump up some things here-the nose is actually quite nice on this fresher sample-lots of grapefruit, somewhat catty, resin, and toasted carmel malt base. has some notes of fruit salad/fruitcake as well. flavors are lots of sweet citric hops, pine, resin with a long firm bitterness on the finish but also very floral at the same time. This is definately a step above the crappy sample i had a few months ago.
Can-I cant be somewhat dissapointed by this beer. I have had this beer on previous occasions and it seemed alot better than this example (and this is a fresh can). however, this one doesnt do much for me. pours deep copper almost mahogony hue with a small soapy white head around the rim of the glass. the head was not very good here. no lacing. nose is catty, metallic hops, pine, wood, and lightly sweet malt. flavors are pretty well balanced between piney herbal hops and carmel malt however, this one doesnt have the punch that im looking for in a pale. I just had a beer from a brewery in AZ that was very solid compared to this of the same style. Ska has the right idea here but they need to use some different hops and/or boil them for a different length.
PorterPounder (6975) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Superior, Co - Superior Liquors - 12 oz can. Pours a dark copper with a sticky off-white head that leaves a light trail of lacing. Heavy hop-induced resiny aroma with a hint of cat urine. Flavor is bittersweet and full of grapefruit goodness. Some minty accents in the back end. Mouthfeel is thick tongue coating. Solid.
nbondi (203) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber, thin off-white head. Malt, grapefruit, musty cherries...medium bodied with good carbonation. On the malty sweet side for a pale, but well-enough balanced. Nice.
Butters (4020) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great deep clear copper pour with fair offwhite head ring. Nose is actually a little sweet citrus but earthy hop. Great floral citrus semispicy hop flavor. Very tasty brew. Love that its in a can and great label art.
crossovert (10760) - Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2011
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
old can, but we, it isn’t that good, tastes like weed and rhubarb, pretty crappy.
DrnkMcDermott (2977) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2016 Single can, $1.50 @ Binny’s, Nov. ’10. I accidentally let this get frozen, and was worried when it didn’t "psssht" upon opening. But it poued, if silently, a big frothy head over a coppery pale ale body, a bit of haze. Smell carries a light note of American style hops, but definitely there with a purpose. Taste is hoppier than the nose, A slightly sweet and sticky malt taste, tending toward the caramel side. The hop bitterness is mostly pine and resin, without pepper or citrus. A lot of big beer flavor.
pjwalsh2 (87) - Palos Park, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2011
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1. Look - A very clear deep amber color ale with a nice white head.
2. Sniff – There is ale has a wonderful aroma that consists of lots of malt and hops giving it a fruity scent with some pine notes as well.
3. Sip – This is very tasty well balanced ale with a piney, bitter, and dry finish.
4. Another Look – The beer looks really good. The head has dissipated but there is a lot of bubbles and good lacing. This beer is very appetizing.
5. Evaluate – Overall, I am a big fan of this winter pale ale/india pale ale. It is a medium to full bodied ale with lots of flavor and a fruity grapefruit finish that never ends. I would definitely recommend this ale to any IPA fan.
Dogbrick (10889) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at Old Mill Stream in St. Charles, MO. The beer is a clear copper color with a medium creamy off-white head that diminishes steadily. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Hops and caramel malt in the nose. Medium body with flavors of floral hops, malt and caramel. The finish is short and hoppy. Slightly above average overall.
gururyan (714) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - APR 10, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2014 Poured from can into snifter, giving this one another chance. Definitely thick for a pale, not their best brew.