scooterbub (1068) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - NOV 30, 2009
Can. Pours a murky copper color with a thin head that lasts. Taste is of hops, malt, caramel, pine, fruit and citrus. Similar aroma. Nice bitterness in the finish. Creamy and slightly foamy body. Easy to drink and enjoyable. clingman71 (300) - Centerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2009
Pours a georgeous clear copper with a nice beige head. Aroma mostly of sweet caramel malt, some hops. Flavor is dominated by hop bitterness, caramel malt presence throughout. Nice long dry hoppy finish. This is a wonderful session beer. GrungyBob (62) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2009
Pours a golden amber color with thick tan head. Aroma very strong malty sweetness. Like opening a quart of vanilla ice cream. Initial tase is smooth and creamy then Oh baby hops hops hops. Very good with lots of tongue curling bitterness. I wish we could get this beer in Ohio. 0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 28, 2009
[email protected]DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2009
Pizza. Hazy, honey-colored body topped with a big off-white head. Fully lasting, generous lace in. Rings and sheets. Moderately hoppy aroma with peach, grapefruit and amber malts. Mouth is medium with ample carbonation, creamy in texture. Flavor is well-hopped with amb er malt (caramel, grain), honey, and a hefty dose of grapefruit-rind. A crisp finish, dry, quenching. Hoppy enough to be a mild IPA. Excellent Pale.
Pours like liquified, melted caramel from the 12oz. can into a plastic cup on Miami’s South Beach: Carmelized sweetness dominate, bitter flows throughout, and consistenly smooth. This is the best Pale Ale I’ve had (it’s definitely the mixture of added hops). Drinkability: Malty backbone and smooth bitterness with an alcoholic kick. Hopped, fruity, earthy, sweet, complex! Rebuy: Yep. #223 on 28112009, DG
davebeer74 (2) - Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2009 does not count
Over-hopped garbage. This is not a pale ale, closer to an IPA. Hops mask a poorly brewed beer. Fusel alcohol. Hangover in a can. Everytime I drink this, one beer does the trick - congestion and headache. foosnbrews (145) - Parker, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2013 Beer poors copper with an excellent large white head. Beer has a nice floral hop aroma that doesn’t overpower. Taste is a nice balance of hops and a slight malty sweetness. Beer finishes dry which invites another to follow. Overall this beer is a great session pale ale perfect for any occasion Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 21, 2009
THOUGHTS: Their cans always impress me. I was surprised by the dominant malt in the aroma, but the flavor had plenty of hops to make up for it. It went down easy. Great balance. altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2009
TECHNICAL: Can. Poured a murky, medium to dark orange with nice carbonation and an average, off-white head that mostly diminished, but left nice lacing. The aroma was moderate to heavy caramel malt; light to moderate citric hops that increased as it warmed; light yeast; and peaches. The initial flavor was sweet and bitter; while the finish was sweet and rather bitter with and average to long duration. There was caramel malts, peach, and then tons of citric hops that were mostly orangey and then some pine hops. The light to medium body was a bit syrupy with fairly soft carbonation and a bit of a metallic finish.
Can from Cracked Kettle. Nice amber body with lasting head. Hoppy nose with pine notes. Strong grapefruit taste of hops, then warms with malty finish. Really nice combination. Another excellent production out of a can. Hats off. coldmeat23 (232) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 17, 2009
Nice dark golden honey color. Good, thick tan head with excellent retention and excellent lacing, to boot.
Big pine resin presence in the nose. A little bit of grapefruitey/citrusey notes. A nice wheat smell. Decent malt appearance, here, suprisingly. Slight sweet breads.
Breakfast rolls laced with caramel, sitting in a small pine tree. Hops presence is here, though not as over-dominating as I’d imagined from the nose. Kiss of citrus/grapefruit.
Nice touches of floral notes. Some very nice malt sweetness, for a tiny bit of balance.
Clean, crisp carbonation level. Feels more akin to a DIPA than an APA, to me, but that’s not a complaint. Nice and smooth and a good level of creaminess.
Drinkability is very good. Hops are not my thing, in general, so I’d purchase other things more frequently than this. Although I would gladly put this one into the purchasing rotation schedule.