fiulijn (14990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Volo, Toronto
Hazy amber color, with red hue; creamy head. Nice resiny hop aroma, although revealing some crystal in the background. Lean mouthfeel; caramel flavor, some disturbing crystal; strong bitterness, not too resiny, and just lightly fruity.
cfrancis (2410) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark amber with small floaties and a nice velvet beige head. Aroma is deep citrus and grapefruit. Taste is a sharp citrus and grapefruit hop bitterness that slightly dries the palate. Nicely off set with sweet malts. Great beer.
kevinsenn (1096) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from LCBO. Pours slightly hazy copper, with little hop (I assume it’s hops) bits. Malty aroma with some citrus fruits and pine. Big caramel malty taste, "not so fresh" hops, pine, and a bitter finish. Slightly flat on the tongue.
Tiger_08 (137) - Sarnia, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oct 16 2012. 355ml bottle pours hazy dark apricot almost brownish. No head just micro bubbles that make a thin ring. Leaves a great lacing even though there isn't any head. Aroma is indication that this is for hops lovers. Strong citrus and grassy hops on nose. Taste is a good blast of hops that dominates the biscuity malts that is just enough to bring a little balance. Malt is only noticed in the finish which isn't as bitter or long lasting as other hops "bombs". Crisp dry palate. This is not just the only good offering Amsterdam has it is fantastic!
Digital_Aura (227) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Great aroma of pine and grapefruit. One of the strongest IPAs I have smelled! Nice looking unfiltered dark pumpkin body (Lovibond 14/15). Little head, mostly lace. Murky but no yeasty floaties to be seen. Wonderful kick of pine and grassy hops but incredibly balanced finish! There must be a lot of malt added to balance such a hoppy treat! Fabulous! This is Amsterdam?
yarry (527) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml bottle, 7.1% a/v
Pours hazy copper color with a thin bubbly off white head. Aroma is citrusy, grassy and generally fresh hops. Taste is very hoppy, heavy citrus and pine with a bit of grassiness. Just enough caramel depth from the malt to back it up. Palate is very bitter from the hops, you will love it or hate it. Overall, I love it and cant say so enough! Great work Jamie!
Hungarian_G (90) - - OCT 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2013 Pours a hazy amber with a large foamy head and nice lacing. Looks great in a glass! Aroma is of string citrus and grapefruit, hops, pine and earthy, almost biscuit-like notes. Good mouthfeel with the natural carbonation; dig the unfiltered look and characteristics. Taste is heavy on citrus and bitter hops with floral undertones. Strong finish with long lasting bitter aftertaste. A great IPA!
czar (4531) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
cask days @ beau’s oktoberfest, 2012. slightly hazy light reddish, off-white head. cereals - faint malts, some grapefruit notes, light pine and citrus, wood notes. nothing bold or boneshaking here. average to soft carbonation, light body - oily, decent herbal-citrusy finish.
Quevillon (2531) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!