olio (9007) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
473 ml can @ Timo A. No freshness info.
Pours hazy amber color with a small head. Grassy aroma, pine, gooseberry bush, oily resin and hops. Gooseberries on the flavor, grapefruits, resinous hops and faint caramel malts. Feels very fresh, nice aroma, flavor is a bit of a let down though. Refreshing, maybe a bit too much gooseberries here.
mzaar (2705) - Varberg, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fat. Bärnstensfärgad öl med ett frostigt smutsvitt skum. Dofter av karamell, grapefrukt och tallbarr. Smakinslag av grapefrukt, karamell, kåda och malt. Oljig munkänsla, medel mot stor beska.
MarkoR (902) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Gabby’s, in Toronto. Pours a hazy amber colour with a small tan head. Aroma is malt, fruits. Taste is similar with citrus. Decent beer.
melush (2681) - SPAIN - OCT 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 35,5cl / Botella 35,5cl.
@ LCBO #10, Toronto, ON, Canada
A: Amber / Ambar.
T/S: Hops, resinous, fruity, bitter / Lupulo, resinoso, afrutado, amargo.
dfinney23 (2629) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice artwork. Bottle pours lightly hazy amber with an attractive tan head. Resin, fruit and malt aroma and taste.
Kauge (1530) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2015 Can from LCBO. Pours a very dark amber with a light beige head. The nose disappointingly confusing, although I do get hints of sweet citrus, resin, jammy malts, and most noticeably cat pee and musk. Everything I love about an IPA but in this case these bricks really aren’t building anything. The flavour follows suit - I get all what I’m supposed to, but the result is far from convincing. Strangely, I get roasty, even coffee notes as it warms. On the palate it’s what I’d expect from a good modern IPA. But overall it just doesn’t do it for me. I’ve no idea how old this is, there’s no BB anywhere, so it’s possible the beer is past its best. I’ll probably try it again at the Brewpub.
Edit: did try it at the Brewpub. Chenged it from 3.2 to 3.3 - not really sure why, but it’s just not working for me even though theoretically it’s great.
Cuso (7549) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from my Summer Secret Santa, many thanks Santa pushkinwow. Bloody orange color with huge white head. Strong zesty, piney hoppy aroma. Nice citrus hoppy taste with grapefruit, zest, resin, tropical fruits. Solid malty backbone with caramel.Medium long fruity, hoppy bitter finish. Very good.
kaser (5502) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty and hoppy flavor. Bottle at real sports in Toronto. Dark orange. Bitter and dank fruits. Not bad not great
Ron (3507) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can at home after a run. Dark amber brown pour with two fingers of nice tan head. Big aroma of pine, citrus, resinous sweet malts and tropical fruit. Taste is medium carbonation, citrus, tropical fruit, crisp clean finish with lots of bitterness in the after taste.
KoNrRiI (1157) - Århus, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.473 can. Clear, copper color and a medium, off-white head. Aroma of malts, hops, exotic fruits, pines, and a touch of resin. Taste is bitter, hoppy, very piney and brimming with resin. Medium body, slick texture, and average carbonation. Finish is long, very hoppy bit with a sizeable portion of malty and fruity flavors. Overall quite a good beer.