Cobra (1100) - - MAR 26, 2008
Very good beer overall, especially from a can. 12 oz. can, no freshness date. Poured out a hazy copper color, with a thin, sticky tan head. Aromas are strictly "C" hops, with sweet malts.
Flavors are sweet malts, "C" hops, slight esters. Thick mouthfeel and body.
Finishes hoppy & thick on the tongue.
Damn tasty canned beer. I’m impressed. blklab2007 (2120) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 23, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2013 can poured into a lager glass has a lovely amber color, steady slow carbonation, and a big white fluffy head that retained rather well. this is my first try of high end beer that comes in a can and so far it is looking pretty promising. aroma has peachy fruit hops, pepper, caramel malt, plenty of floral, and citrus. pretty juicy on the nose. mouth feel is surprisingly substantial with some thickness. flavors are hop centered with sweet fruit and pepper, good dose of malt to thicken it up, and finishing with some bitterness from the hops with lingering fruit. first caned beer and first oskar blues, both get a big thumbs up here. sallad (115) - USA - MAR 22, 2008
Pours hazy golden-pale-orange with a thin but frothy white head. Big hop aroma that is more English than American to my nose -- more earthy, floral and berrylike than citrus. Excellent malt character that stands up to some big bitterness. Definitely more citrusy in the finish than in the aroma. Yay for canned beer that I can take camping!! Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - MAR 20, 2008
Can. Clean and copper coloured with a nice creamy off-white head. Aromas of fruity hops and a nice crispy and bitter taste. BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Without a doubt the best beer I’ve ever had in a can. Vibrant burnt orange liquid exudes a 1/2 inch meringue head. The aroma exhibits tall douglas fir and citrus notes. The flavor is dominated by aggressive hop bitterness that lasts long after the last sip. Bottling this one might be beneficial as I sensed tin when first tasted. After additional drinks, my taste buds were overwhelmed and that impression diminished. Very good beer...
bhensonb (15190) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 19, 2008
Can from Wine Cellar. Resiny aromas. Clear amber color with a very impressive tan/beige head. Full bodied with very creamy carbonation. Flavor is more citrus grapefruit over evergreen, with a backdrop of roasted caramel. Still, this is all about the hop. It’s not balanced. It’s an IPA in disguise. Maybe an IIPA in disguise, based on the bitterness. Evergreen seems to return in the finish. Everyone should have one of these once in awhile just to get back to roots. Whoo. It’s not in the same class as the best, complex ales, but it is a winner in the APA class. hiddenvariable (211) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2008
can, of course. pours a brilliantly clear orange amber with a thick cream colored head that fades slowly and laces abundantly. big citrus floral hop nose, with sorts of candied pineapple and orange blossom dominating. sweet breadlike malts fill in the background, but they are definitely in the background. they come out quite a bit more in the taste, creating what has come to be my prototypical american pale ale taste: lightly sweet bready and nutty malts, with a large, possibly dominating (in this, they’re about equal) pnw hop tone. in this case, it’s a pineapple, grapefruit, and orange citrus note, and it seems to be quite heavily dry-hopped. dashed enjoyable, i must say. seems to be fairly thick of body for a pale ale, which puts it right in the ipa range, and a nice creamy and resinous mouthfeel. great finish with light sweetness and a complementing bitterness. the carbonation also serves to complement the entire palate. this is really a fantastic apa, neck and neck with great lakes burning river, and almost at the level of alpha king. quite solid. dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2008
12 oz. Can courtesy of Naka. Pours orange-amber with small white head that dissipates to a small rim. Nose is quite hoppy, citrus and pine with a touch of caramel and honey. It starts with a large hop presence, earthy and floral notes combining as a sticky hop flavor, bleeding into a prominent bitter that is balanced by a smooth caramel and biscuit malt profile. Mouthfeel is odd, rather thick at the beginning but trailing off into a moderately watery finish. This is a good, drinkable American Pale Ale. Definitely a keeper. theviolet (186) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 18, 2008
Great beer. Perfect pale ale. Not too hoppy. Woody aroma. Def. drink again. Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2008
355 ml can. Dark golden apricot colour. Hazy, and seems to be holding a lot of hops. Tall light beige head that clings to the glass. Slightly metallic rich hop aroma. Strong nutty aroma with a strong hop backing. Crisp carbonation and a rounded, but strong hop bitterness that lasts all the way through.