alexsdad06 (7460) - Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 oz. can courtesy of SS. Pours a hazy copper color with a medium sized pillowy beige head. The aroma is big on the citrus hops with enough caramel malt sweetness to keep things interesting. The flavor is a nice balance between the pine, citrus hops and the caramel malt sweetness early. As you get closer to finishing the glass, there is a definite shift toward the bitterness. Medium/full bodied, chewy IPA. I would love to have this locally.
ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a damn good ipa almost seems like it should be from california a nice malt sweetness balances the citrusy and piney hops....wish I could get this in a can around me so I can drink it walking down the street...as it looks like a energy drink....
vyvvy (5014) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Local Option in Chicago. Pours dark brown with a thick off-white head. The aroma is earthy, piny and floral hop goodness along with a solid deep toasted malt balance. Medium / thick body that is smooth for the style with some nice semi-soft carbonation. The flavor starts with very earthy hops, pine cones and the sturdy malt of the aroma. The finish is sticky with resiny hops. Very nice IPA ~ wish I could get it in my area.
JoeinDahlem (1396) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, big thanks to grimreeser for an excellent in-person trade in Brussels. This was the first one I opened. Can poured an impressively dark reddish-orange with a thin whitish head. Nice fruity-hop nose on there, with grapefruit and passion fruit, with some pine backdrop. After the big hoppy nose the flavor was refreshingly subdued, only lightly sweet but fruity and moderately bitter... Pretty refreshing, good balance, with nothing sticking out too much. Just tasted good. Both flavorful and resfreshing, so it’s right up my alley.
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - MAY 10, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2009 Wow. Good beer in a can. That’s a first. Pours a hazy copper with minimal head. Flavor has notes of banana, as well as grassy hops. Somewhat spicy and piney - but not overly so. A good IPA - still strange to think this came in a can though. FRESH: This stuff is even more amazing! Bumping this up a notch, as it has some nice dank notes in it.
BOLTZ7555 (2999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Damn...nice pine and citrus nose and a burnt orange body that bordered on blood red. Very small head and minimal lacing. Flavor, unfortunately, is all hops...completely one-dimensional bitterness with nothing to balance it out. Better as it warms...aggressive is an understatement with this one!!!
dpjuart (1094) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
16 oz. can courtesy thebeardedbrewer shared with Exec. Board. Pours amber red with off-white head. nose of grapefruit and grass, some sweet resiny notes. Taste is huge hop flavor, grapefruit, resin, pine and grass. Decent caramel malt backbone. Great IPA. Good Balance.
Nate (3826) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From can, courtesy of dpjuart. Holy cat pee and grapefruit! Apricot, grass. Vibrant, with ozone. Mild amber clear with off-white to tan lacing head. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Bitter beer with tons of hops. Light sweet malt, but mostly lots of bitter. A bit harsh in the finish, but not too bad.
santos999 (318) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber with a thin beige head. Smells deliciously hoppy with fruity, floral and herbal notes. Grassy, clean, smooth taste. Flowery and grapefruit notes. A tasty hoppy beer.
Bandit (5) - Blue Earth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2008 does not count
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tastes like your sucking on a tea bag. I think I overdosed on hops. Not subtle at all.