fiulijn (16144) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2012
2012-10-10, can, 8-5-7-5-16=42
Hazy amber color with medium sized creamy head. The aroma has a clear and appreciated character of hop resins and some tropical fruits;light talc; later, some manure. The mouthfeel is lean; good caramel flavor, some toffee; strong hopping, resiny and fruity; long final.
Powerful, balanced, very drinkable. Fresh. Excellent.
2011-06-12, bottle at Nya Tröls, Malmö; bb 2011-08-31; the label is in Swedish; 8-5-7-4-15=39
Hazy amber color; small sized creamy head. The hop aroma is earthy, grassy, fat, with resins, manure, sweat and only mild fruits (apricots); also very light chemicals (phenol?). The mouthfeel is very dry; caramel and toffee flavor, with strong bitterness; the hop leaves a balanced mix of grass, resins and fruits; long final. Quite solid, and powerful.
uhclem (386) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nicely done. A great blend of citrus (grapefruit, mostly), floral, hops and malt. Very refreshing, even with the higher ABV.
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can into tulip glass. Nice white head that stays on top of the shiny, bronze brew all the way. An oily IPA in appearance, taste, and finishes. That leads to a somewhat flat mouthfeel, more like some big barleywines. Other than the texture, it’s a nice, solidly aggressive IPA with earthy, grassy hops and a long, bitter finish. Seems stronger than it is.
kbutler1 (1376) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Best by date of 12/01/11 - this being only 6/21/11 I wouldn’t want to hold onto it unitl December but meh what do I know. Poured into a tulip glass dark copper color with a 1 finger light tan head that settles down at a medium pace. Not overly fruity aroma but definite notes of grapefruit/orange. Some floral type notes as well. Medium mouthfeel. Grapefruit, metallic, and then a building bitterness that seems to get fairly bitter. Lingering bitterness. This IPA just didn’t fit well with me. IMO not very balanced and had some off flavors both in the nose and the taste. Minimal lace.
thomas15 (689) - USA - JUN 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
slow creeping bitter on a pretty dark colored ipa in a can. i like this beer. good looking structure, nice lacing and retention. even citrus and pine. best ipa in a can in my market.
kassner (1410) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cans available at the Market on Bald Head island. What a pleasant surprise, great IPA with a tendancy to the medicinal and alcoholic side. golden with modest head
Padron4KM (623) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can.
Hazy dark amber, thin tan head, patchy lace.
Big piney aroma at first, followed by peach, citrus and caramel.
Flavor is piney hops, with a slight caramel sweetness.
ibeerlove (113) - Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Piney slight mangoey citrud aroma well Complimented by a sweet caramelly malt scent smells like an imperial ipa appearance is a light ruby red, first taste is slightly grassy and goes into a sharp pine and finishes with a sweet slightly roasty malt
rebella (39) - SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Never been disappointed with SKA and neither with this am I disappointed.
Aroma of herbs and pine.
Taste of caramel.
jc4031 (129) - Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on draft at oskar blues liquid and solids, this is a great beer out of the cans, first time on draft and just as good. tasty refreshing ipa great for throwing horseshoes and enjoying the hell out of a hoppy beer.