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 IPA’s 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 (2133) - 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 – thanks J!
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
lightly hazy orange/copper, fluffy off-white head, nice lace. nose is citrus and caramelly with pine notes. the pine is more dominant in the flavor, with caramel and fruity hints. full mouth feel, bitter finish. pure fun in a can. thanks to cornfield for the can.
heemer77 (5077) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 9, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep bronze hue with a large light khaki head. Light grapefruit and some biscuit aroma up front. There is some candy sweetness hinted in that nose. Taste is mild sugared grapefruit with some salty notes. There is also some grass. This is light for an IPA, but I appreciate that it is in a can.
HonkeyBra (3060) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can picked up at Binny’s. Smell of sweet malt and a mild amount of hops. Flavor is balanced, lightly citrus and caramelly. Hop flavor gets stronger as I drink. Mouthfeel is nice, with a fair amount of carbonation. Overall, surprisingly decent for Ska, but nothing very special.
Cornfield (5341) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Canned IPA picked up at Binny’s Beverage Depot in Orland Park, IL: It pours a light amber body with a slow but steady stream of bubbling that supports a spongey off-white head with rings of lace appearing as you drink. It smells of caramel and pears capped by pine and yellow grapefruit. The flavor is fairly balanced between the sweet malt and the hop flavors, but the bitterness picks up at the middle and lasts long into the finish. Pretty decent brew.
Beaver (1200) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle, bottled 3rd week of Feb. Pours a hazy reddish orange with a big creamy off white head that retains well and laced the glass.
The aroma is sweet melon and piney resinous hops.
The flavor is sweet caramelly fruits quickly followed by a big bitter bang. The hops are piney with charred resin and linger in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with nice carbonation.
Overall, a big hop monster. A pleasant surprise from SKA. I do prefer my IPAs a little more balanced with more fruity tones, but this is very good.