kbutler1 (1377) - 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 (1449) - 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 (704) - 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.
NachlamSie (3025) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from Bruisin’ Ales. Canned IPA: smart. I actually have just passed on picking this up because I have never been impressed by SKA, even their double IPA was just okay. Brian and Bruisin’ Ales spoke quite highly of Modus Hoperandi and the guy knows his stuff. Right after the pour I’m quite impressed. This is way better than the Decandent IIPA, just by aroma alone. This one is very, very dank with lots of pine and herbs and a sticky, resinous scent. The first thing I think is that I need to buy some cans every time I go back. The palate is spot on, just sticky enough. Great flavor here too. Lots of evergreen and even notes of mint with some smooth caramel-tasting malts. This is absolutely great. It could be the best IPA I’ve had in a can so far.
dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can pours a clear amber with a 1 finger head. Aroma is grapefruity cascade hops, mild pine, and toffee sweetness. Very dank and hop-forward. Body is medium but with enough carbonation to lend it a lightly creamy mouthfeel..just perfect for a session IPA. Flavor is resinous hops, then more hops, then some mild toffee sweetness, then light alcohol burn that infuses itself with a lasting piney bitterness and a dry, dry finish. This is one of my top 3 value priced, go-to, session IPAs alonside New Belgium Ranger and (the best in my opinion) Avery’s canned IPA. Great for the summer.
IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2012 I enjoyed this beer very much. Not too much caramel sweetness. Great fresh west coast cascade hope flavor. Finished bitter but not over powering. Well made, however, slightly boring.
Previous was possibly old? You can definitely smell the freshness of this beer. It’s quite amazing actually. Plenty of pine, which seems to be missing from the IPAs I have had lately, which all seem more citrusy. The smell is seriously like smelling a big bag of hops. Taste is fairly bitter throughout. I would have guessed about 80 ibus. Enjoyability 4/5.