Frank (2871) - 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 Brewing’s hoppy ales and another solid effort in this regard.
alexanderj (3318) - Branson, Missouri, 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.
yemenmocha (658) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy copper color with generous white head. Nose has mixed citrus and some maple with pine. On the palate the pine comes through nicely with some syrupy sweet malt flavors. Finish is a mix of malt sweetness and piney hops as well. This one is more balanced, as if a pale ale, rather than a traditional american india pale ale.
daknole (9114) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Honey colored pour. Big bubbles form a decent sized head. Lots of citrus and doughy malts. Flavor has a good dose of bitter hops and a juicy malty side to match. Pretty nice beer...and its from a can.
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can. Amber pour with a tan head. Aroma is mainly hops. Sweet piney hops. As for taste I like the balance of the malt and hops-very tasty. Nice lacing. Nice hoppy aftrtaste. A beer worth buying a 6er or more.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In the can from Beertopia. Pours amber with a large off white head. A truly wonderful aroma of fresh green hops that lean more pine like than citrus. Clearly, the hop bill is big, as the bulk of th flavor is fruit rind bitterness. Unfortunately, it is a bit out of balance and could use a boost in the malt sweetness department.
wchesser (1166) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Personally, I wish this was available year round. I like it more than the Upslope IPA, which I would compare it to. Good bitterness with nice balance. If I’m not drinking a stout in winter, this will probably become my go-to in the colder months. Love the cans in CO! Great beer around the campfire after a late season mountain bike ride.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
can on 10/12/2009.
clear coppery amber pour with a soft almost frothy head. sticky clingy foam is left on the glass as the head drops.
it smells of spicy earthy hops, light non resinous pine, citrus (especially grapefruit), caramel-y malt and brown sugar.
the palate is mildly bitter throughout yet not bitter enough to compensate for the sweetness... flavors of candy, pine, spice, citrus and caramel maltiness. pretty much tastes like it smells. the finish is dry... just not dry enough.
the body is medium and has a smooth mouth feel though it is creamier and more slick when drank directly from the can. 7/3/7/3/15/3.5
Pecan (49) - California, USA - DEC 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber (not pale) with medium white head. Smells of earthy hops, maybe a little bit of nut. Taste is earthy hops. Finishes with nutty, hoppy aftertaste.
tmoreau (2424) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Famous Liquors Holiday Tasting in Lombard, IL. Poured from the can a clear, orangy amber, with a modest, light tan foam to the head and fair lacing. The aroma was some bready malt, floral hints, and light notes of sweetness, pine, and citrus, as grapefruit and lemon. The flavor was similar, with light malt sweetness, a moderate hop bitterness, and pleasantly dry finish. A very nice Pale to go,(in cans) and worthy younger brother to Modus.