A pal brought a 12 of this back from the States the other week. If one skips the border fees - as HE did - it was under 15 CND for the case. It is a well-made brew with a good measure of pale malt graininess but, compared to other north-eastern pale ales I might choose, like Shipyard Export Ale from Portland Maine, it is a bit too, well, "regular" - good body, slightly sweet, moderately hopped and . It is not really assertive one way or the other - but it is an American pale ale and not a IPA so that is to be expected. It likes being pulled icy from the fridge or warm from the case. There is a little dirtiness to the bitterness that makes me fear the presence of Mt. Hood hops. No good ever came of Mt. Hood. It would be interesting to compare to a Sam Adams Boston Ale which I think would not withstand the test. Well made but a little less adventurous than I like. A great choice to put in the fridge to introduce friends to good pal ales.
Have you read The Unbearable Nonsense of Craft Beer - A Rant in Nine Acts by Alan and Max yet? It's out on Kindle as well as Lulu.
Maureen Ogle said this about the book: "... immensely readable, sometimes slightly surreal rumination on beer in general and craft beer in particular. Funny, witty, but most important: Smart. The beer geeks will likely get all cranky about it, but Alan and Max are the masters of cranky..."
Ron Pattinson said: "I'm in a rather odd situation. Because I appear in the book. A fictional version of me. It's a weird feeling."