Salsgebom (20) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2006
This is a beautiful balance of malt and hops. Its on the heavy side for an APA, but if you’re up for it- you will not be disappointed. It’s absolutely wonderful. When uneducated beer drinkers want to know how to differentiate malt and hop flavors- I tell them Dale’s answers all. As a homebrewer, I strive to find such a flavorful balance. My favorite beer. RevJohnson (1) - Prince Edward Island, CANADA - NOV 13, 2006 does not count
Great pale ale; like a Ballantine on steroids. Watch it though, the killer 6.5% sneaks up on you around beer 4 or 5 and makes you start mumbling to yourself and laughing. Don’t play poker while drinking this beer.
--The Reverend Steel Johnson scottmc (167) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2007
This is the best beer I have ever had in a can. The head is very foamy and is of a darker orange and brown, that kind of creeps out of the top of the can. The amount of hops is just right, I think I would put this in more an IPA category as compared to a regular pale ale. The taste is amazing with a heavy dose of fruity hops. The dry hopping is very noticeable. pbstevens (1) - USA - MAY 24, 2009 does not count
WOW! This is my new favorite pale ale! Great hops and nice alcohol content! azjimwoodny (1) - USA - SEP 14, 2009 does not count
The only bad thing about this beer is the can. Find it on tap and it’s a definite 5.0.
Canuckale (8) - Alabama, CANADA - OCT 29, 2010 does not count
Excellent smooth, easy drinking beer. This is one of my go to beers after a long work day. trialmaster (4) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 14, 2012 does not count
Great aftertaste, earthy, basement aromas, cooked vegetables, smoke, excellent flavor, wonderful finish! This its probably abuse to the best I have had. PigMine (42) - San Angelo, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2014 It’s a nearly perfect pale ale! It is not an IPA, and that seems to be in question. Was a lively pour, with good carbonation early on. It has a thick, rocky head, with an amazing lacing. Thankfully, it has a canned on date on the bottom of the can. That is a great sign of things to come! The 4 hops dominate the aroma, the malted bread-like scent balances it back to a pale ale. The dank hop smell lingers though, so don’t worry! Hops hit the tongue first, and carry throughout the swallow. The malts tame down most of the bitter finish. It goes down without much stickiness for a sweet, highly-hopped, oily beer. It has an exceptional balance of sweetness and bitterness. It is the perfect pale ale, finishing in a flat, dry refreshing ending. After 5 of the 12 oz. cans, it will get your buzz on too... with no filthy macro-lager aftertaste! A superior ale! KamGoPro (220) - Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2014
On tap in vail, leafy sweet aroma. Tasty hop/leaf not over powering. Bitterness doesn’t linger. Slight lemon zest aftertaste. Tasty brew!