Anova167 (383) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - NOV 1, 2017 Northernbrewer (151) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2007
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Best in its home town at the Tripel Rock or Nomad. Along with Oskar Blues, proving that good beer comes in cans.
This is a really good beer. Reddish copper pour with a nice laced head. Big resiny hops aroma. Big resin hop bitterness first backed by a nice malty backbone. Finish is tingly hops and dry. Becomes a touch fruitier as it warms. Bill Becker (1806) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 31, 2017
From Dec 2007
I got this can in a trade with leftmindedrighty. Thanks Aaron!
This pours from 16oz can a cloudy rusty brown colour with a very small head of foam.
The smell is *very* nice. Caramel malt is there in abundance as is a nice strong hoppy nose.
The taste starts off malty sweet, that caramel is very tasty, and then the hops move in with some grapefruit, some Pine, and a bit of grass and spice and the whole taste becomes very nicely balanced until the near the finish where the hops take over but wait, they don't take over entirely. The actual finish has some sweet malt as well. Wow. And talk about smooth and easy drinking. The mouthfeel is medium and the carbonation is lightly done. Again. Wow and...whoa. I just took my last sip. This puppy disappeared way to quickly! This is one of the best IPAs I've ever had if not *the* best.
Thanks again Aaron! CObiased (544) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2017
1 pint can - it pours a clear but fiery mahogany ale with a thick soapy straw colored head. Big vibrant aroma of fragrant pine and citrusy hops followed by a bready/nutty malt structure. Wonderful hop bouquet....bitter citrus, pine sap and a hint of floral....long lingering bitterness. Very nice jbruner (5287) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2017
Pours a clear golden brown from the can with fluffy off-white head that dissipates slowly to leave moderate lace. Aroma of big pine and citrus hop notes, dank freshness over a mild caramel malt base. Taste follows, great hop and malt balance, but hugely bright hop crispness that lingers with some decent bitterness. A very nice version of an old school IPA, that is done really well. cmarks50 (4) - - OCT 13, 2017 does not count
Another light beer. Would drink again but after a few other actually good beers...
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rosskyle (766) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2017
16oz can. Clear red color with a white head. Strong hops aroma. Hops citrus pine dank caramel flavour. Medium body.
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Sampled @ omhper, thanks.
Big off white head.
Clear reddish color.
Big cascade aroma that almost is too much.
Fresh grape taste with a dry finish.
balloonbuffoon (605) - - SEP 10, 2017
16floz can, COD: 05.04.2017, $2.75 as a single, pint glass. Appears a dark amber with a large initial head that settles unevenly. Currants, citrus, and honey notes evident in the nose and taste. Medium-full in body, a jammy IPA that has a decent malt backing to the bitterness from the hops. A noteworthy amber AIPA. mrohia (280) - Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2017
Jake Melnick's, Chicago, draft. Light copper color. Off-white head. Not much lacing. More than a hint of malt. Deep, rich taste. It's good. poisoneddwarf (2647) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - AUG 6, 2017
16 oz can from a four pack. Dated 6/20/17, about a month and a half ago. Aroma is citrusy, floral, caramel. Pours hazy copper with a one finger beige head with good retention and some lace. Taste is medium to highly bitter, some candy sweetness, with flavors that match the aroma. Not bad, but I was expecting more.