yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2007
Finally man this is awesome, for a can, no, this is great for any vessile. Aroma and taste maltlicious wiht some creamy hops. Nice hoppy red strog ale. sunevdj (4087) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2007 Pours a clear amber with a nice off-white head. Nice full-flavoured of hops and a malty backbone. Some caramel. Mostly piney anf prape fuiry hops aromas. Gave me nice hoppy-citric flavored burbs. Full bodied. Medium to high carbonation. Long, quite bitter finish with a tiny touch of alcohol. I like the strong hoppines that is backed up by body and malts. I wonder why this is an American Strong Ale and not an IIPA. ante (3373) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2007
Canned. Pours out in a hazy amber colour with a rich white head. Sweet and sappy aroma of plenty of piney, floral and citric C-hops. Initially sweet flavour of nectarines, caramel, flowers and oranges. Finishes drier but not overly so of grapefruit, flowers and nectarines. afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2007
Can. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a one finger lasting off-white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of floral, pine, and citrus hops with a sweet malt and light caramel background. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium slightly resiny mouthfeel with a strong but well balanced bitterness. Very good. Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2007
12 oz can from that place on 44th street and 10th ave, nice hoppy aroma,diggin’ the amber red color, nice headstrong hoppy start medium bodied.somemaltyness towards the finish. good stuff
Miksu (5053) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2007
0.355 l can. Dark amber color. Sweetish honey and flowery-lemony hops in the aroma. Bittersweet, honeyish and hoppy flavor featuring flowers, lemon and black currant. A bit sticky palate. Very tasty. OldMrCrow (2440) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2007
surffisher (198) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Following Oakes’ suggestion, I let this one warm to 55 degrees or more before tasting. It pours deep red with an ample fluffy head. The aroma screams grapefruit and pine and caramelized sugar, like something to come out of Lagunitas but maybe a little bit nicer, actually. Flavor is sweet, lots of brown sugar on the early side, turning to woody hops later than finish maybe a bit metallic but really quite nice. Very smooth creamy mouthfeel albeit bordering on oily. The beer comes together quite well, and though not exceptional it is certainly very enjoyable.
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2009 12 oz can. Pours slightly cloudy amber with a substantial frothy off-white head that eventually dissipates to a steady coverage and leaves nicelacing. Aroma is mostly of piney hops with some toasted malts and fruity esters in the background. The flavor is nicely balanced with a solid malt backbone and clean fresh piney hops in front. Dry, but not really bitter. Nice smooth mouthfeel. Medium to medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Some warming, but alcohol not really noticeable. Really nice beer.
AR6 AP4 FL7 P4 OA14 Total - 3.5
Re-rate 1-31-09 draught. Pours orange amber with slight haze and a small head but great lacing. Aroma of caramel and tart citrus, but a bit muted when cold. Flavor is dominated by very citrusy hops (grapefruit) with a nice smooth carmel malt backing and some sweet honey notes as it warms a bit. Finishes with some alcoholic bitterness, not unpleasantly. Medium bodied and smooth with moderate carbonation. A nice hopjuice DIPA.
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2007
Big thanks to mcbackus for this canned beauty. Pours a hazy medium amber with a nice sized head. Aroma is malts, pretty big hops. Flavor seemed to have a barley wine type taste to it. Lots of boozy malts and hops, barley, ripened fruits. Finish was pretty bitter and dry. This was a nice treat. HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - SEP 18, 2007
Can: Pours a reddish amber with a large light tan head. Great aroma of sweet citrus, possibly oranges with a hint of pine. The flavor is where something seems off. I’m expecting more to follow-up the nose but it’s not there. The bitterness is pronounced and dry, malt is the driver here. The mouth feel is light and unobtrusive but I expect more. I’m not sure how old the can was but this example falls at the lower end of the Gordons I’ve sampled. Too bad but hopefully I’ll re-rate this in the future.