beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 4, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz can. Medium amber copper color. Small sized white foamy head, with strong lacing. Aromas are bready malts, fruity and sweet. A medium bodied Premium bitter/ESB. Malts are bready, fruity and sweet. Hops are mild and slightly spicy. Perhaps a little thin tasting, but nicely balanced with a nice malt sweetness. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can poured a nice copper amber with a smallish head.
Aroma is malty,fruity, clean and crisp.
Flavor is malt and light hops with a nice bitter finish.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden-copper body with abundant fine particulates, substantial carbonation and a foamy off-white head. Aroma is of carbonic acid, light earthy/spicy hops, and some fruity malt. Flavor includes a stale, apply quality with iced tea elements. Just an average beer.
Terminus (3041) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAR 31, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz CAN! Here we go, another colorado beer in a can. I dont understand how Ska can do this, when this is the only beer in their lineup that is canned. pours a beautiful orange hue with a foamy white head with some slight haze (canned conditioned? HA!). great lacing from the start-nice cascading sheets. Citric aroma-big pineapple, green apples, orange and mango. not really an ESB by style, more a sweet APA. This beer has lots of fruit flavors with a resiny/dry finish. This is a pretty solid effort from Ska and I would definately drink this again. Has some slight metalic notes that mimic hops at times.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The disembarks the 12-ounce can a cloudless amber with a portly light tan head that is frothy in texture, after its eventual demise the lace forms an obfuscating sheet upon the glass. Nose is fresh fruit, sweet malt, crisp and clean with the start sweet and the malt profile adequate, the top is middling in feel. Finish is mildly acidic and the hops personable in their spiciness, aftertaste is quite dry and long lasting, a decent drinking beer and would make a fine session beer.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Juicy and Fruity aroma with notes of flowers, medicine, toasted bread and melon.
This is a pleasant ESB.
Very fruity and well balanced with notes of caramel, herbs and flowers. Nice malt backbone and a nice hop selection.
Bill Becker (135) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 3, 2004
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty nice rendition of an ESB type ale. I found the balance between the hops and malt to be good and...it’s a nice beer with above average drinkability. And in the can, even.(Dale’s Pale rocks)
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Outta the can! Thin fizzy head. Golden color. Aroma is kind of skunky. Taste is actually decent. Solid bitterness, slight hopping and the metal can taste is hardly noticeable. Suprisingly ok.
heykevin (1272) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JUL 14, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can, poured into glass. Coppery gold. Dusty hop aroma, caramelly sweet. Biscuity, moderate carbonation. Certainly way better than swill lager for camping type purposes.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Canned - drank from can to see how this new Colorado trend of canning ales works. The "3" for appearance is a guess but probably correct. Not a bad brew though, so far it's the best canned beer that I have ever had (I'm trying Dale's Pale Ale canned next). Buy a case so you don't look like a geek at your next NASCAR party.