SM_Jenkins (48) - Missouri, USA - JUL 3, 2010
Enjoyed while camping in 90+ degree heat; amber, nice head, sticky lacing, bready, grassy, a bit of sweetness, pine; one of my new favorite go-to beers, if only the stores here could keep them in stock 2004st4s (33) - Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Poured from can. Deep amber/brown, very clear. Large off-white lumpy head the lingers forever, tons of lace. Massive pine nose, some grapefruit. All hops, no malt character evident in smell. Taste: like drinking a pine tree! No too bitter, pleasant lingering aftertaste of pine. The columbus hops (guess) really come though to make the hop flavor something other than just cascade. Good mouthfeel even though it’s not a balanced beer, very well put together. Perfect carbonation level for IPA. bubbleflubber (2227) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Pours deep orange-amber into the glass, with a firm sticky suds head that leaves thick lace. Huge pine and grapefuit nose. Bold bitters surround grapefuit and some malts. Long bitter pine finish. Bold palate and sticky mouthfeel. Great IPA. MissouriBrent (122) - Missouri, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Strong hop aroma. Some malt aroma in the background. Pours a big head. Red-amber color. Super hoppy, very high IBU beer, very bitter. Lots of hop flavor. This beer is definitely all about the hops. No attempt at hop/malt balance. Its just about the hops. Thinner body than I expected. The strong hop flavor lingers for a long time after drinking. A true hop lover’s beer. lowjackpj (1) - USA - JUN 24, 2010 does not count
beautifly fresh hops & plenty of them. beer has swagger like the gangsters on the can. strictly for the hopheads!
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2010
Cheap sixer from Whole Foods, Durham. Nice amber pour, with a roiling carbonation and a nice two-finger head that leaves sticky lacing. Hops in the nose aren’t quite as bitter as I was hoping for, with a strong bready character that to me went just a bit beyond the sweet spot of being balanced. Nice mouthfeel, with lively but not over-active carbonation, and a hint of slickness in the finish. More malt sweetness in the flavor, and I’m wondering if I got the freshest can or not. But overall it’s a modest and well-priced IPA that’s refreshing and accessible even if not perfectly balanced or overly complex. kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUN 21, 2010
(can) great resin/grassy hops aroma. Flavor is well balance resiny/grassy hops with caramel malt. Appearance points are for the can - it’s great to have good beer choices for places where bottles aren’t allowed. illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 20, 2010
Can From Friar Tuck in Savoy, IL. Pours a red amber with a two finger light tan head that dissipates to a retentive ring. Aroma of pale malts and floral hops. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Flavor of pale caramel malts that sits behind and firm, aggressive piney hoppiness. Long aggressive citrus rind bitterness on the finish, with a tad amount of hop astringency and lingering soap. Decent, but needs some refining. VengefulOdin (193) - , Missouri, USA - JUN 19, 2010
12 ounce can. More breweries should can. Pours a nice golden amber with a small head and a lot of lace. Smell is of pine and some citrus, no malt to this beer. Oily mouthfeel due to the hops ... though in this case it’s not a bad thing. Hops are the only thing you can taste when drinking this ... pine, followed by grass, chased by pear. Everything you want in an American IPA. Imminently drinkable. ChazMania (669) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 19, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2010 Canned which I think is cool, hope this trend continues to catch on. Decent grassy aroma with good copper color. Refreshing hoppy blast is the first flavor. The texture is a bit thin for my preference but an overall tasty beer as I sit in brutal Houston heat and humidity.