After seeing the picture you may be asking yourself, "What!? A craft beer in a can? How can any good beer come out of a can?"
Well, the answer is that a large number of craft breweries are using cans for their brews. There are some good reasons too. They are more likely to be recycled, they are easier and cheaper to package, they are probably going to be poured into a glass anyways (if you are a enthusiast), light cannot alter the flavor of the beer, and if you drop the can it won't shatter into tiny dangerous daggers of glass. Overall the package may not look as pretty but don't let that deceive you.
Oskar Blues exclusively utilizes aluminum cans for their craft brews. They even host a festival called "The Burning Can" in which they invite all the craft brewers in the States that use the metal alternative.
Now onto the review...
This hybrid strong ale imperial Red IPA is unbelievable. If you even have the slightest enjoyment in drinking IPA's you need to add this one to your list of must haves. Check out my tasting notes below.
Aroma: matchstick heads, rye bread, sorghum molasses
Palate: thick and coating nectar body, bright lemon lime acidity, perfect amount of hops providing a satisfying amount of bitterness, complex round sugary semi-sweet malts <- (that's about the best way I can describe it), and a dash of smoke in the background
Finish: orange flesh, long lasting sweet citrus
Overall: 6.5/7 Loved It
Available in the shop for $3.92 a can
Matt and Jessica Farmer