chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can @ BlueBird in Chicago. I have seen some Ska beer in town before, but I have never seen cans of SKA stuff yet. Pours cloudy cooper with white head. Nice hoppy aroma, pine and grapefruit. Very good bitter finish. I will be having this one again. My friend liked it better than the Alpha King I had before this (I didnít agree).
17thfloor (2412) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Couldnít resist the cans... Pours a clear glowing amber with a dense sticky-looking off-white froth on top that leaves thick lacing. Aroma is quite peachy, light grapefruit over sweeter toasted caramel malt. Flavor is quite assertive but in a balanced way. Fruity/citrus at first and then very salty and caramel sweet with a grapefruit finish. Heavy water mouth-feel with soft soda carbonation and slightly sticky. A nice flavorful IPA with that has a little bit of everything and the body to back it up.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled the third week in February. Pours a mostly clear, copper color with an off-white, average, creamy, lightly rocky head which is mostly lasting and leaves some sporatic lace. Nose is filled with thick pine resins, light black pepper, lemon zest, and grapefruit. Flavor is nice with a sweet caramel and toasted grain bread malt base and hop notes of heavily resinous pine, juicy grapefruit, light dry grass and a moderately high bitterness. Palate is medium, lightly creamy, lightly sticky, and nearly lively. Finishes mostly bitter and long with juicy grapefruit lingering underneath resins, light spicy notes, and lemon zest. Nice IPA with a nice malt balance underneath a great hop bitterness. Grapefruit notes are awesome, so juicy. The only thing this one needs is a bit more attractive aroma.
BOLTZ7555 (2600) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper pour with a tall eggshell head and minimal lacing. Aroma is bright bold citrus and sharp cutting pine. Flavor is heavy resin, lemon zest and grapefruit with little malt to balance it out. Medium mouthfeel. Not bad.
fsdawg (10) - USA - MAR 14, 2009
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Open the can and feel the hops! Hit me in the teeth and made me want to chew on the flower itself. Looks great when ouring it out of the can into a pint glass with amber color and full white head. Goes down great with a desire for the next sip apparant. Finish is smooth for am IPA!
COseller187 (7) - Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2009 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great dry hopped nose. Delicious citrus piney flavor. Favorite full time release from the durango boys (except maybe Decadent). Won a private blind tasting over 8 of the best IPAís available in CO market in a room full of beer geeks. Heads up Dale.Well done!!!
goatmask666 (9) - Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2009 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of the best noses in an IPA thatI have ever had. SUper pungent!!!
savatar (10) - USA - MAR 13, 2009
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Just tried this new offering from the Ska Brewing Co. out of Durango Colorado. I can sum up the experience in one word UNBELIEVABLE!!! The aroma that pours out the can slams into your face with the force of a semi-truck rolling down a hill with faulty breaks. The 70 IBUs that batter your palate into submission go nicely with the mild malt under tones, and I am floored by its piney/floral drinkability. This beer ranks up there with any of the top IPAs i have ever had... and I am one of the biggest snobs on the planet when it comes to my IPAs. HIGHLY RECCOMENDED!!!
Rusty (1533) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice amber with a large off white head. Aroma is pine, grapefruit, hops. Flavor is citrusy hops, grapefruit, caramel malts. Nice to have another good canned IPA out there.
Sparky (2132) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can courtesy of BOLT7555. Pours a clear light amber with a big 3 finger beige head that results in nice lacing. The nose is pine and citrus hops. The taste is citrus hops, sweet caramel and resin in the finish. Medium bodied. Decent IPA Ė thanks J!