cornfed (16) - Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2010
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hard to find a better IPA, especially in a can. Huge on the nose and even better on the way down. There are a lot of great IPA’s out there but few are as sessionable as this one
Sammy (8675) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark golden colour, with generous white head, and leaving lace. Some hop aromas. Substantial alpha, hop and carbonation burning was my experience. A good hop flavour, however, and good drinkability (next time on a fuller stomach). Fresh, with above average carbonation.
dwatson44 (7) - longmont, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2010 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma gets you going as soon as the can opens. Surprisingly balanced with so much hop character. Excellent.
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 you’re 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 (4370) - 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 (2376) - 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. Don’t let the can fool you.