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 (87) - - 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 (4363) - 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 (2501) - 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!
OntBeerDrinker (432) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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
Boutip (4726) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
strawalker (2) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2012 does not count
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
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