nquantz (28) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2005
UPDATED: APR 19, 2005 From the can, the best beer I have ever tasted out of a can - this is not a gimmick - on our recent canoe trip, it was great to have such a wonderful beer right out of the can - the trash bag provided in the 12-packs is an especially thoughtful touch! In a glass - a great pale ale. Light copper color; medium white head; light carbonation; slight citrus aroma; strong hoppy taste; a dry pale ale aftertaste. All in all, a great beer. brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2005
Delicious looking in the glass. Fruity, zesty, flowery aroma. Fresh malt meets my nose. This came from a can? My goodness yes! Flavor is sharp and yet very balanced. Grapefruit, bread, pine-like flavors. Nice bitter finish. I have had this and the Old Chub, and I have been pleased both times. Finally canned beer done right! beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2005
This is really quite impressive, I’ve never poured anything out of a can that looked so nice. Pours a copper/amber with a tall off-white head that leaves thick lacing. Tons of citrus hops create an aromatic halo around this brew. Taste starts with just a flinch of sweetness up front being chased by a big ol citrus hop finish thats rather bitter and nice. A great APA (really hoppy enough to be an IPA), now maybe you guys can make the big 24oz cans of this! Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2005
Clearish amber body, medium clumping creamy light cream head. Nice citrusy hops aroma with grapefruit, orange peel, and a touch of lemon, also with a touch of pine. Reminds me of Bells Two-Hearted Ale. Surprisingly strong hoppy flavor with tons of citrus rind and pine, quite resiny, with a long, bitter finish. Clean, biscuity malts provide enough of a backdrop to prevent the hops from overwhelming the palate. This really pushes the limit of the APA category; it’s really more of an IPA. I’ve had two Oskar Blues beers now and both have been excellent. Thanks Larry (goldtwins) for the can! jgb9348 (6382) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2005
Hazy bright copper coloured body with a dense tan head, poured with the reverse guinness effect out of a non-nitrogenated CAN! Aroma of fresh grapefruit, pine and floral hops, tons of malt, some caramalised sugars, a bit of yeast and a light spice. Medium-bodied; Strong hop flavour up front, full with a great malt backbone all the way through. Aftertaste lacks a little bit...only the hops come through with some mild malt and some sugars. Overall, a much better than expected beer, even though it had gotten good reviews. My favourite american canned beer, and one I’d like to keep on hand regularly - this one rivals some of Dominion’s strongholds on the APA category! I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased in a six-pack from Norm’s in Vienna, Virginia by good friend Phil (haddon90). I drank this one on 18-January-2005, courtesy of Phil-thanks again mate!
jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2007 12 oz can. Beautiful clear amber with a monster off-white head. Aroma of biscuity malt and floral hops. Taste is GRAPEFRUIT plus a ton of hops, pine and toasty malts. Moderately sweet with a lingering bitter grapefruit rind finish. Very full, round and creamy with subtle carbonation. Lacing hangs on the glass in sheets. Good American Pale Ale. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2005
Pours a clear copper bronze with a rocky, dense off-white head with nice lacing. Very fresh hoppy aroma has a mild touch of sweet caramel malt underneath. Body starts with a sweet caramel maltiness turning more bitter toward a crisp and balanced hoppy finish. A nice APA, although, it could honestly be an IPA and from a can nonetheless. haddon90 (1634) - Newport Beach, California, USA - JAN 9, 2005
CAN....this stuff is REALLY good!! Pours a cloudy orangy/copper color. Lingering head. Strong hops aroma. Grassy and citrusy as well. Hop taste. Dry hop aftertaste. Some malt and grain as well. For a canned beer, this shit is really good. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2005
Can pours a very translucent orange, large white milk froth like head, very light carbonation, with very sticky lacing. Malt and grain on the nose, albeit subtle. Very soft hop presense as well. Immediately up front is a grain like bitterness, slightly salty, with some hops in the background. As it warms it turns into a heavy maltiness. So-so body, full mouthfeel. Finishes malty with a strong lingering hop bitterness. I didn’t like the start of this beer, but as it warmed it became a bit better. JPDIPSO (6255) - Wauwatosa, USA - JAN 5, 2005
Dull dark amber color with a moderate beige head. MIld earthy malt with a dry pine and citrus nose. Dry malt and grain flavors mingle with mild grapefruit and a touch of pine. Has a mild earth and hint of metal finish. Closer in my book to an IPA with an american hopping schedule than an APA, but still a decent brew in a can.