kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - SEP 2, 2009
12 oz cAn via Mys Swap 4 (thanks alexsdad!).Pours a hazy orange with a huge beige head. Nose is grapefruit/orange and is making me sneeze! Wow, this is one hoppy pale ale. Tastes like an IPA with LOTs of flavoring hops to me. I am sure i taste some yummy centennial and perhaps columbus hops. Crystal malts, a little honey, orange, grapefruit, pine and some wondrous spicy hoppy goodness. Body is medium, carbonation is spot on. Perhaps one of the best pale ales i have ever tasted...and reading the description, i see i got 2 of the 4 hops right....guess i really do love centennial and columbus lol.. petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2009
A good pale ale, especially from a can. I am a bottle drinker myself but if you put this one in a glass its a great tasting, smooth pale ale with good flavor. GranvilleTim (1857) - Granville, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2009
Light golden yellow pour with an off-white head. Malty aroma with a nice presnce of hops to go along with it. The flavor is good, just like the aroma, malt and hops. It leaves a nice pleasant aftertaste in your mouth. The glass ended up having some nice lacing on it. Tasty. Sonicdescent (388) - Donora, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2009
Pours a murky gold with two fingers of head leaving a bald-spot less crown. Carbonation is moderately active. It is really agressive as far as coating the glass.
Smells very fruity/citrusy, not in the tropical sense like say a Pliny, but the hops definitely jump out at you. A hint of malt is there but you really have to search for it to pick it out.
Taste starts off sweet and then gets more hoppy as it goes down, but never so much that I would call it a bomb. Actually fairly complex for it’s style as the taste just keeps changing throughout the sip. I’ve gone from smooth to bitter to sweet and back again. Very nice.
Mouth is good, med body and the medium end of low carbonation. I prefer this to the thin body higher carb tendencies of pale ales, although that works great in some beers, I think they found a great combination here.
This is a great APA for a great price from a great brewery. Bonster (182) - Jersey Shore, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2009 On tap at my local. Nice amber color. Smaller off white head. Hoppy aroma with a touch of sweetness. Flavor was sweet and hoppy, balance was great, not too bitter. At first taste the sweetness dances around your tongue. The finish is wonderfully bitter. Delightful rings of lacing around the glass. Pulchritudinous!
potbeerjob (1344) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2009 I drank a personal keg of this beer at my house over the last week and a half. Things have changed. Pours with thick orange/tan head that disappears slowly. Orange/amber color. BIg bitter finish is more prominent in the keg. Fruity hops still dominate the body’s taste. The texture is a thicker oily taste that stays on the tongue.
Aug 22, 2009
Canned. Orange light amber hue. Very thin head. Very hoppy aroma with sweetness... A light heavy weight in aroma compared to his big brother Gordon. Flavor is also hoppy but not bitter hoppy, more fruity without huge bitterness. Long fairly bitter finish. Straightforward APA style. Beautifully balanced. Texture is light and slippery/oilly. A little to oily (my only complaint). jjuf1853 (1302) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2009
One of the best beers offered in a can. Pours a reddish amber hue with a thick and foamy head. Excellent abundance of hops in the aroma and flavor. Love the bitterness in the finish. A very fine American Pale Ale. jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 20, 2009
Can, pours a great amber color with a tan thick head. Nice hop aromas, slightly sweet malts, and nice hop finish. I solid, very solid APA. spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Can. Pours clear orange/amber body with a medium light tan head. Grapefruit, apricot hoppy aroma. NIce hoppy caramel flavor with a good bite. Medium bodied crisp pale ale. I could put back a bunch of these. NJJereme (387) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2009
Can. Pours an opaque copper-honey flavor w/ a light off white head. Malty and citrus aroma. Very smooth pale ale, easy on the palate. Almost has a creamy feel to hit. Surprising for an ale. Nice brew.