dcschiller (2201) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2010
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(can) Orange-copper color with some small sediment in suspension. Definitely has a hop presence that lingers, but the flavor is a bit thin otherwise.
Harsebrau (227) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Excellent aroma of sweet citrus gum and candy. Pours nice with a significant head - very foamy yet tight. Quite appealing. Flavor lacks what is to be expected from the nose. Strong metallic bite and off kilter bitterness on the finish. Almost sour when it shouldn’t be.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at WBF. Clear amber with medium white head. Aroma of pine, earth and caramel. Taste is medium bitterness. Nice IPA, medium carbonation, bitter finish.
Frank (2384) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber color, head of mixed bubbles that leaves a lattice of lace as it diminishes. There is something real satisfying in opening a can of beer and smelling a big rush of American hops. The nose here is dominated by piny aromas w/ a little husky malt around the edges. The flavor too has that astringent husky character reminiscent of iced tea which is something I rather like and is complimented by sweetness and a very slight tartness that is enough to give the impression of lemon. Palate is creamy and somewhat light, maybe just a tad lacking carbonation. Finishes really smooth w/ more piny hops. A very nice IPA.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a short thick head. Really nice hop aromas with notes of peaches, pine and some doughy yeast. Palate is medium and oily. Flavor is somewhat sweet with loads of fruity hops and a lingering finish. Definitely hop-forwrad on this one. Overall not so balanced yet a very nice hoppy IPA.
FunkyBrewster (1517) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2011 12 oz can. Pours a deep amber gold color with a small off white head. Aroma is very piney, hop forward of course, some caramel. Didn’t get as much of the citric as other people it’d seem, maybe it was a bit old. Very straightforward on the hops though, a little bit grassy. Flavor starts with a small sweet toffee character but quickly goes bitter, and stays that way through the finish. It felt like a lot more than 70 IBU. Finishes with the sharp pine, maybe a little bit of citric, but not much. The bitterness lingers for a bit. Medium body and a crisp carbonation. Nice IPA, not easy drinking, but nice for hop heads.
Rerate: 08/07/11 Had a very fresh can. Much better, piney herbal weedy hops, very good stuff.
tippebrewcrew2 (11) - Indiana, USA - JAN 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2 finger head. I love that it comes in a can. I couldn’t see a fishing or camping trip complete without this beer or dales pale ale. Good beer equals better times!
Indra (2569) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. can. Sweet, citric aroma, plenty of grapefruit, pine and toasty malts, along with hints of powdered sugar, lemon and floral hop. Hazy medium orange-amber color with a lasting, fine head and very nice lacing. Flavor is nicely hoppy and bitter throughout, with more pine and grapefruit, faintly sweet, light caramel malts and an earthy dryness creeping in towards the finish. Lingering hop tones late. Moderately effervescent and resinous mouthfeel, body is medium. Nicely drinkable.
Sabrinic (23) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. can. Clear amber color. Frothy cream colored head with decent lace on the glass. Floral, herby, citrus aroma. Smooth floral and citrus taste that turns sharp, hoppy and bitter (in a good way). Strong bitter aftertaste. Pretty average IPA with a strong bitterness that was enjoyable. Don’t let the can deceive you!
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz Bottle. Secret Santa, I think. Deep ruby amber color with thich but tiny head and gooey lace. Nose is sharp hops nose. Deep spicy fruitiness behind the hops. Taste is kinda bland compared to the nose. Bit of sweetness, bit of bitterness, but not much more. Feels like it’s lacking something.