KorGranDi (49) - Montreal, Quebec, - JAN 25, 2013
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
341 mL. Ce n'est pas une IPA pour moi. Je ne goute même pas le houblon. Ça goute le bière de macrobrasserie ordinaire. Pas qu'elle est mauvaise, mais je m'attendais à une IPA. À prix égal (9,99 le 6 pack) la boréale IPA est nettement supérieure.
kmbrewmaster (5) - - MAY 17, 2013 does not count
1.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Tried this in Toronto during a cubs series. Possibly worst IPA ever. Waitress was dead wrong on this suggestion.
CraftBeerNick (411) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2013
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bottle in hotel at Waterloo Canada, this beer is poor beyond belief, and should be pulled up by trade description, presenting itself as an IPA on the label, this is a fizzy tasteless lager style beer, go hops, no bitterness and no flavour
MarkQ (58) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This stuff is definitely in Budweiser territory... Iíve met people who drink this stuff religiously and I have to question their sanity. Ultra thin, watery taste that will shock IPA fans. Maybe a nice beer for a barbeque on a hot summer day.
ads135 (1572) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 13, 2013
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
This is one of the worst beers I tried in Toronto. Stale and cardboardy. Not particularly bitter at all.
JamesChamp (108) - Oakville, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2013
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2013 Had this been competing against mass produced Lager category it might of scored a bit higher but the fact that they call it an IPA is just awful. Lack of taste, it is a bland beer. Thankfully the Micro beers in Canada are now making English and American real IPAís!!
Eyrish (31) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a cat piss yellow. Not much to speak of for head. High carbonation. The nose gives me alcohol and malts... Hops do not exist. Not a nice first sip. kind of a banana gum flavour. Leaving much to be desired. Flat, but bubbly. Nova Scotia should be proud of the duck tolling retriever, not this lackluster industrial swill. Perhaps in 1820, this beer was delicious, in 2013 it is bunk. Better then not having a beer I suppose. Not sure where IPA fits in. FAIL
rumproasts (1033) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
can. Golden with one finger head. Light and pleasant. Mild hops with slight sweet fruitiness. Definitely not an IPA.
rob6239 (465) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
The biggest disappointment here is that they continue to call this an IPA. Perhaps they named it long before the style became popular. Otherwise seems like a notch above a macro pale lager.
hoffa1 (7) - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 21, 2013 does not count
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
alcohol, pale, golden, clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, thin feel, average carbonation, overall a decent beer but when having to rate as an IPA - just doesnít pass the test. No hop aroma or flavour.
lotsalaughs (104) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
cereal, caramel, grass, citrus, leaves, golden, clear, frothy, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, thin feel, fizzy, bitter, long finish
Have had this bottled and on tap - bottled is better. Clear pale gold pour, fast rising white foam. Citrus, grass, leaves, and burnt caramel aromas. Taste is metallic bitterness (on tap) with a doughy bread. Bottled is a cleaner taste where some malt still comes through along with the medium bitterness. Carbonation in both is fizzy with a thin watery mouthfeel. After taste is a sharp bitterness with some astringency on the tongue.