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Brewed by Amsterdam Brewing Company
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Toronto, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quevillon (2448) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2014 Drank on cask at the Vankleek Hill Oktoberfest 2012, September 29. Honey amber, little head. Raw grain aroma, slightly hoppy. Dry hoppy taste of green herbs, very bitter. Lack of taste! Bottle version is more flora and more green hoppy taste! LCBO Hawkebury, May 29, 2019.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2012
Cask at Vankleek Hill’s/Beau’s Oktoberfest. Hazy orange. Taste is oranges, cereals, and caramel. Some grapefruity bitterness. Strong herbal finish. Quite bitter, long-lasting finish. Light bodied. Good IPA!

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OntBeerDrinker (418) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2012
2 finger white head. Orange/red carbinaded beer. Cant see thrown it. Taste is strong with citrus,bublegum,lemon,lime,pine,mabye some caramel and chocolate. sites really fucking heavy and is strong. Pretty decient like eating in a park but way too strong and heavy. I can respect ipas and tryn them but not what I perfer but this is interesting and cool pic on label cheers

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4636) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 29, 2012
Bottle: Poured a hazy dirty pale amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma consists of bitter hops with light citrus and earthy notes. Taste is dominated by citrus hops with light earthy note and an astringent finish. Malt profile is quite dry though strong enough to back the hops profile. Body was quite full with limited filtration and good carbonation. Well brewed though maybe a tad too astringent for my tastbuds.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
strawalker (2) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2012 does not count
Aroma: Pine, citrus and malt. Mostly pine. Strong caramel malt cuts through the hops so it balances on the palette and adds to a creamy mouth feel along with the tiny bubbles from natural carbonation. Quaffable, delicious and expertly crafted. Wow! I didn’t expect this. If you live in Toronto and you like beer, you know these guys know how to brew, but this is taken it to a whole new level. Easily jumping to the top of my list. It finishes clean with a little cascade hop bight and leaves me flush with pleasure. Ah yes a locally brewed IPA that can compare to those beautiful brews I get in my South of the border forays. God bless America (and BC) for there f’n-A IPA’s but getting my paws on an amazing home town brewed IPA has been a secret wish in my heart of hearts for a long f-ing time. Thanks once again to the fine crafts folk at the Amsterdam Brewing Company

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JesseM (1145) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2012
Bottle from an LCBO sixer. I love finding things I didn’t even know the LCBO carries. Pours a somewhat hazy copper-amber with a small beige head. The description claims it’s unfiltered, but I think it’s more likely that it’s just slightly less filtered than it would otherwise be. Aroma is a mix of musty yeast and hops, very nice. Not pungent, but strong. Flavour has some very nice hops elements all the way through, reminds me of that time I ate a hop pellet (pro-tip: don’t ever eat a hop pellet). Backed up very well with a tasty malt backbone of biscuits and caramel. Mild dryness from the moderate amount of yeast present, and the carbonation is appropriate for the style. I quite enjoy this, though it’s nothing outstanding. Glad to see yet another legitimate IPA hit the LCBO shelves, especially an OCB example.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SlovakSniper (3013) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2012
En fût au Volo. Une bière qui me semble profondément dorée et bien voilée. Un anneau de mousse qui écoule ses derniers moments. Un nez discret. Un sucré de caramel et des houblons qui présentent un caractère floral peu intéressant. Une bouche mal définie et même insultante avec des saveurs de carton et de malts sucrés. Un corps qui me semble moyen-faible et un pétillement extrêmement au ralenti. Une texture qui est presque aqueuse. Une finale qui est très amère, voire même trop. Problématique.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5201) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2012
@ Ship in Hamilton. Ugly muddled burnt umber color, but nice head! lasting head...The aroma is kush forward! Rich intense hairy cannabis. Is light on the palate. Dangerously drinkable. Not too sweet. Refreshing but strong. I love how even tho it does have good malt body, there is no malt sweetness interfering.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (820) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
355mL bottle to wine glass Aroma of grapefruit, alcohol, and caramel and some pine. Nice amber colour with almost no head but lots of particulates floating around. Grapefruit is the beginning of this journey, which quickly jumps to strong bitterness, then to passion fruit and finally to a long bitter and astringent alcohol warmness. There is so much going on here that my glass was quickly emptying as I took sip after sip.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6438) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 5, 2012
Bottle. Medium orange amber, hazy, with a thick white head that holds well and laces the glass thickly. Aroma is very piney, some grapefruit too. Nice pine and white grapefruit hop load, with straw-like malt elements. Long bitterness. Another excellent Ontario IPA.


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