daknole (8851) - 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 (1092) - 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 (2284) - 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.
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
( 12oz can ) Pours a clear amber body with a medium cream head. Aroma of caramel, toasted grain, light pine, and grapefruit. Flavor of caramel, grass, pine, and citrus with a somewhat bitter finish.
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can from Orland Park Binny’s single rack. Pours clear copper with large soapy off-white head. Aroma is loaded with floral hops, citrus, pine, and caramel malts. Flavor is bitter hops, grapefruit, pine, burnt caramel, pale malts, and some other citrus flavors. Finishes bitter but has nice caramel and malt profile to help balance out hops. Medium mouthfeel. Nice to have a real hoppy APA for once. No Alpha King but this pretty solid.
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Ska Brewing. Poured a medium amberish color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of pine and citrus. Tastes of the same - pine and citrus with some sweet balance.