shalloWMeans (169) - Independence, Kentucky, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2007 Tasted at Asheville Brewgrass Festival. I was instantly surprised when tasting this beer by the amount of hops. I thought perhaps I had been given an IPA, but then realized it was just a nice, heavily hopped American pale ale. Eventually the flavors mellowed out and I was left with a nice citrus, fruity, floral taste and bitter, heavy finish. The alcohol presence definitely makes itself known. This is a well-crafted beer. Perhaps a little heavy for drinking outdoors on a hot day.
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange-amber in colour, large lingering off-white coloured head, good retention, good lacing. The aroma was piney, some caramel, grapefruit and lots of citrus in general. The flavour is very hoppy, pine and grapefruit balance by some wood and earthy notes, creamy and bitter. Very full and bitter mouthfeel, medium body, high carbonation. FInishes long, floral, very hoppy, excellent bitterness. Wonderful balance, very nice hop bite. very enjoyable.
355ml can from the <a
href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/new-york target=blank>Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, New York for $1.59.
Purchased on August 20, 2007 and opened on August 20, 2007.
No best before date.
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked this up at bottleworks, brought it back to michigan. Poured a reddish color out of the can. Smelled nice, hops, light citrus. Taste started out with some floral hops, slighlty sweet, then transitions into a bitter finish that sort of sticks to your tongue. Not quite as complex as I had hoped. doesn’t touch alpha king in my mind. Had heard great things about this beer and it is certainly a great pale ale.
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours orange. Very hoppy and fruity sweet wheaty aroma. Dry hoppy wheaty and malty pleasant flavour. Long lasting dry finish. One of the best canned beers I have ever had.
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. They say you cannot have too much of a good thing... and when it comes to goodly american hoppiness it is true. Aroma is powerful soap, pineapple and elder flowers coming from a hazy red beer with a creamy everlasting head dragging tight laces. Flavor is in excellent balance between sweet malt and fruity hops leading to a long slightly dry finish.Smooth mouth feel and over all a very enjiyable and pleasant beer.
dwyerpg (5829) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Looks fantastic, smells great. Flavor has a nice bite of bitterness up front, but it is excellently balance and the flavor is smooth and spciy at the same time. Pretty great stuff.
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - SEP 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2009 From a can (?) from mreusch (thanks Matt!) Pours a beautiful copper amber shade. Aroma is hops and a little caramel sugar. Full fluffy head. that dissipates to substantial lacing. A truly beautiful beer. Flavor is hops and a tinge of pine, tastes more of a IIPA with the complexity. Slight bitter finish. Would definitely have again if I could find it in Ca!
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2008 Thanks to DrBayern for this lovely can - Rich thick, orangish amber color with a good sized offwhite head and plenty of lacing. Nice caramel sweetness and pleasant hops aroma to it with a well hopped and richly flavored taste as well. There is a diacetyl like butteryness to the aroma and taste as well that detracts and makes it less refreshing, however. Very appealing full mouthfeel, great balance, and the 6.5% is hidden well. One of the best beers I’ve had in a can, and I’d definitely recommend this one. Nicely crisp and bitter, flavorful, and still very sessionable. Great beer.
emacgee (4652) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a sharp deep amber with a nice orangey head. The aroma is very pronounced hops, bitter, sweet caramel, citrus, grapefruit. Tastes very hoppy, biter waxy, citrusy, slight malty sweetness, definitely american ipa. Very waxy on the palate and warm on the finish.
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour: Orange/light amber. Head: creamy, offwhite. Aroma: very hoppy, citrus, floral hops. Flavor: hoppy, citrus, sweet/floral. Palate: smooth. Finish: bitter hoppy.