HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can courtesy of jbye4334. Poured a slightly hazy amber with a medium egg shell head. Nose is citrus, pine, earth, and a slight vegetal note. Fairly full body with an oily mouth feel and good carbonation. Strong caramel, pale malt base with some fruity notes of grapefruit and orange zest, also big notes of pine and grass, and a slight herbalness. Finishes with a decent amount of hops bitterness.
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy copper with two fingers of beige head that leaves behind cascading lace. The nose is a simple but pleasant blend of grapefruity hop and caramel malt notes with just a touch of candy sugar sweetness thrown into the mix. Fairly light-bodied and slightly grainy with a lingering bitter finish. The flavor follows the nose with a solid caramel/pale malt base backed by a complimentary punch of grapefruity citric And spicy hops bringing on the bitterness one looks for in an IPA. If youíre craving a hop fix in-a-can, you could do a lot worse than this one.
craftbeerdesign (2176) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
can on 4/7/10... pours a deep orange with a thick fluffy pillow head... big floral nose right out of the can... medium body with a generous hopping, smooth floral notes with a light malt undertone.... some fresh piney hop leaf notes as well... solid bitter finish - a really nice IPA for the hop heads.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark caramel red, off white head. Aroma is pure pine hops and caramel. Taste is caramel, biting pine bitter.
Beerman6686 (4351) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a bright orange color with a white head. Aroma was a good bit of citrusy hops with a light mellow malt aroma. Flavor was a good bit of hops, not bitter but great hop taste, balanced with a good amount of malt. Nothing amazing, but a pretty damn good IPA.
HalfCockedJack (16) - Texas, USA - APR 7, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma- Strong Citrus//Pine Air Freshener
Appearance- Cloudy amber, very little head
Taste- Medium sweetness, strong grapefruit, strong metallic flavor,
Palate- Medium body, slightly oily hops residue, unpleasant metallic
bitterness as an aftertaste
Overall- I had heard many good things about this beer, but it did not
live up to the hype. It follows in the path of the belief that
American IPAs have to be hop monsters, so it has a lot of
hops. But it falls into the trap of not being able to balance
the hops and malt, or to make them harmonious. Rather, the
hops come off loud and bright. Not bad, just not great.
cfrancis (2362) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Got this in a great BIF package. Interesting seeing a canned IPA, pours a brownish gold with a small white head with good lacing. Aroma is hop and resins. Taste is a great balance, smooth hop bitterness and malt. Truly a very nice IPA that I would have anytime. Donít let the can fool you.
Terminus (3242) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can-pours copper hue with a soapy off-white head. nose is piney, earthy and somewhat dirty-chinook? however, this years chinook crop smelled fantastic! some metallic notes as well-from the can im guessing. flavors exhibit bit dirty hops, metallic notes and a sweet malt backbone. tehre is alot of good qualities about this beer, but it doesnt come together all that well-somewhat messy. long resinous finish. body is kind of thin, but not bad. decent and would like to try fresh on tap sometime.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mildly hazed amber with a rocky taupe head leaving some lace as it slowly fades away. Aroma of pine, resinous and floral hops, caramel and orange. Taste of floral and resinous hops balanced out nicely by the sweet malt. Mild vegetation sneaks in, but not too much of a hinderance. Finishes up resinous and bitter, they sure can can their IPAís in Colorado!
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can into a Sam Adams perfect pint. Light amber color with small white head. You can really smell the grapefruit in this brew but it comes with hints of aluminum. Smooth mouth feel. Taste of sweet grass. A lilí unbalanced but overall not bad.