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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: 168   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
Alpha10 (349) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2014
2014/02/05 - Pours a clear, orange-amber colour with a frothy, off edited head that lingers and laces nicely. Aroma is floral hops, tropical fruits, citrus, pine and toffee. Taste is pine, citrus, toffee and toasted malt. Nice balance between sweet and bitter. Aftertaste is toasted malts and astringent citrus/pine. Mouthfeel is slightly oily with lively carbonation and a crisp, bitter and drying finish. A descent IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwood04 (4124) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 1, 2014
12oz bottle in a plastic hotel cup. Pours amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts, light hops, and dough. Not sure about the freshness of this bottle, but the flavor isn’t great. Average texture. More of an amber ale than an IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3008) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2014
473 mL can from LCBO served cold in a tulip glass. Cloudy bright amber with a full tan head. Quite resinous and dank, lots of pine, green and leafy, a touch peppery, some peach and apricot notes, caramel and toffee support as it warms, nice. Medium+ body with prickly carbonation. Quite resinous, dank, pine, peach and apricot, a bit peppery, caramel and deep toffee support, serious and stern; dry with pretty good bitterness and a caramel and toffee and resin finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ILduce (208) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
Can LCBO. golden amber with a nice white head and lace. Caramel malts and pine with fruit nectar. Bitter and sweet with some floral/grassy character. Mouthfeel is sticky and rough. Very good, but also very heavy.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
worldbeertaste (1676) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2014
Deep amber copper with a white, lacy, lasting frothy head. Smells of pine,tropical fruit, grapefruit firn tree, caramel. Nice hops. Sour taste right off the back with a caramel centre and a dry bitter pine finish. Sharp hop finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vadie (780) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
Hazy yellow with a medium beige collar. The aroma of hops a bit fruity. The taste is hop. Perhaps this is a bit fruity, but rather bitter from start to finish. The palate is a bit creamy for an IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (1448) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2013 Pours a nice strong golden with a small white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is fruity with pears dominating. Some light grassy notes. Taste is sweet and bitter with sweetness winning by an inch maybe. Flavors of fruits again, tropical with some pine accents. Litchees and pear is what I would describe them as. Pretty unique flavor profile. Bitter finish lingers for a long time. Mouthfeel is a little sticky, carbonation medium. Not sure how fresh this bottle was but it was still really tasty!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ametras (481) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
473ml can. Pours cloudy copper with a thin white head. Aroma is caramel and citrus with floral notes. Taste is pine, toffee, malt sweetness and alcohol. Medium body, good carbonation, oily texture. Warm, earthy and bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (1941) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
341 mL bottle. A little on the dark side for the style, not that that’s a problem. This one is alittle rough around the edges and/or unrefined. That’s okay, there are lots of refined IPA’s out there. You couldn’t drink more than a couple of theses in a sitting, though.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Helsdon (198) - Toronto, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
Pours old-penny brown with a light brown head that sticks around with some lacing. Smells of hops and pine. The taste has a lot going on with it. Definitely citrusy hops, apricot, and cam. Very nice creamy mouth feel, mildly bitter aftertaste. Might be my new hoppy beer of choice. Sorry Mad Tom, don’t be...uh...mad.


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