BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 23, 2008
Appearance is burningly bright orange with amber highlights, thin white lacing of head is minimal, fair lacing on the glass.
Smell is moderate pine and citrus hops with sweet caramel/pale malts in the background, nice presence for a pale ale.
Taste is a nice mix of lighter caramel sweetened malts and more of a pine resin hops, some floral and orange tones pop up in the middle, finishes mildly bitter with biscuit malts.
Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, smooth and thick texture adds more heft than most pales, mild carbonation.
Drinkability is high, a bold and nicely hopped pale ale with great malt presence and balance, the alcohol is non-descript and there is enough here to keep drinking all night long. My current favorite all-around beer, this is so solid! blipp (9373) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 23, 2008
Draft at Buffalo Brewfest. Pours orange with a white head. Light floral aroma with a touch of caramel. Well balanced flavor with floral and grassy hops. Nice. T2Tool (352) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - AUG 23, 2008
Poured from a 12-oz can copper with a nice fluffy white head. Hoppy citrus smell dominated. The taste is essentially the same as the smell, but with some malt coming through to balance it out. nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 22, 2008
Thought this was an ok beer, but the novelty of good beer in a can wore off pretty quickly. Poured an amber color with a whitish head. Aroma of citrus and sweet malt. Flavor of malt and yeast with a good hop balance. Good beer. pik5el (53) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 21, 2008
wow, very tasty. the can makes this the perfect beach companion for a hot day. awesome balance of flavor. i really like it. i can’t believe that something this good comes in a can. the hop/malt balance is really excellent. nice caramel overtones and citrus hops. good job oskar.
bconger (144) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 21, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2009 Can. Pours a true amber with a slightly greenish, off-white head. Aromas of citrusy hops but there is a slight note of old broccoli too. Rich malts and white bread are balanced by caramel and huge hops. Love it! (Despite the broccoli.) ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Can. Pours a coppery color with a decent sized tan colored head. Aroma is grapefruit, pine, caramel. Flavor is grapefruit, hint of pineapple, caramel, pine. Palate is medium bodied, medium carbonation, finished bitter. This is one of the best exaples of the style. Terrific session beer! timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2008
Cloudy gold pour. Very floral, small amount of citrus nose. Tastes similarly. Some nice maltiness, pine. Medium bodied, a little stickiness. Good clean finish. One of the best pales I’ve had in quite a while, not that I drink them all that often. kassner (1666) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2008
Took this beer in cans to the beach aat isle of Palms, SC.
What a great balanced IPA. Nice Hops and a good amount of malt. Finishes clean. OK on the beach but a little too much beer for an all day event. mmmbeer (1426) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2008
12 oz. can poured into shaker- poured transparent when held to light, medium carbonation, very thin white head that laced some. Aroma of floral, hops, and earth. HIts the mouth with a low-medium body, malt is very nice, hops are very nice, notes of pine and sweetness on the backend, finish has some acidity- which is very nice.