eaglefan538 (3038) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 11, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Slobís secret and blind surprise (poured in my absence while returning filtered beer to the municipal water supply), a pallette cleansing cap to the nice run. This one was a dandy, quite enjoyable. Appearance was golden-amber in color with a nice foamy head. Aroma was grapefruits, light pine, it begged a quaff or two. Flavor followed suit, an almost perfect interpretation of the APA/IPA style if I ever had one, very close to along the lines of Stoneís IPA (my far favorite even to-date), crystal malts underneath, strong grapefruits, piney resinous notes alongside it all, full hearty mouthfeel, even grainy, more body than Stoneís IPA, yet a touch less smooth. Probably the best "APA" Iíve had, although Iíd put this down as an IPA and rate it among my top 5 for sure. Thanks, Bert!
thebaldwizard (1206) - Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from CaptainCougar. Light piney hop aroma. Faint copper color with a big head. Medium to full palate for the style. Spicey hops up front with light malts throughout. More pine hops in the finish. Solid.
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet malt and some nice hops make up the aroma.Pours a deep copper with a medium off white head.Very nice balance of malt and hops.Full mouthfel with a bitter hop finish.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - APR 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy brownish amber wit ha half-inch white head that quickly fades. Pleasant soft malt aroma with some nice big hops. Flavor is classic pale ale: sweet malt shallowly buried under a bitter, tangy citrusy hop character. Slightly on the thin side of medium bodied. Nice lacing. A very good pale ale.
speterson (6) - Knoxville, Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2007 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A surprinsingly good pale ale out of a can. I am looking forward to see what else ob provides us with in the future.
adrian910ss (2571) - Doylestown, PA, USA - APR 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz can.(first can rating !!) Pours an orange coppery color with a medium white head. Nice lacing. Aroma of Spring floral hops with a piney presence. Taste is hoppy with piney and floral undertones. Very nice overall.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I thought this beer was a rather average APA, and didnít award any extra points for it being packaged in a can. I thought the beer was pleasant and balanced, but it was a bit watery and didnít strike me as being anything out of the ordinary.
Color was a bit darker than I expected, and was a good amber color with a decent amount of head. Aroma was faintly but pleasantly hoppy. Flavor was a somewhat malty for an APA, which balanced its hop character. Mouthfeel was a bit watery. In total, I thought this beer was pleasant, and the best canned pale ale Iíve had (and I would buy it for occasions when bottles arenít appropriate), but I didnít find it to be much above average.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz can. Pours hazy amber color with full foam of white head. Hoppy aroma. Taste of malt and hops with a lite bitter after taste. It is hard to believe it is from a can. Very good American Pale Ale.
k4df4l (154) - DTown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can - clear dirty copper pour with a moderate head that dissipates to a thin layer but never quite disappears. Nice big piney hop aroma with caramel base. Well carbonated with a medium palate. Flavor of caramel and sweet malt but not cloying or syrupy followed by a resinous piney and citrus hop finish. Sure, caned beer has become a hipster accessory but this is an exception; delivering plenty of flavor at an affordable price letting you keep plenty on hand.
rhartigan (1) - USA - APR 26, 2007 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Donít be afraid of the can - this is one of the best paleís out there, and one of the best prices for a craft sixer.