Hop_Scotch (2) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a nice IPA. Happy that L.C.B.O. carries it now. One of the better beers out of Amsterdam Brewery. Citrusy, Hoppy...but at 7.1%, a little strong to drink more than 2-3 at a time. It will shake your bones.
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oh, but this is a pleasant surprise. While Amsterdam was the first brewpub that I ever visited (way back when...), their bottled beers have never really impressed me all that much.
Boneshaker however is absolutely great. A glowing orange beer with moderate carbonation, it gives off a lovely hoppy aroma with the bitterness counteracted by a hint of sweetness. It packs a "mild wallop" on first sip. A contradiction in terms perhaps, but the strong hoppy bitterness never overwhelms. It is beautifully balanced and doesnít leave a bitter tang on the tongue.500ml bottle sample purchased at the Amsterdam store.
Ontarians have been blessed recently by a number of fine Pale Ales, and this one moves to the head of the list.
PatIrish (166) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, lovely deep amber hue with a nice frothy head. Pine is very apparent, with citrus in the background, subtle toast aroma as well. Bitter, slightly creamy mouthfeel, nice finish. Good beer.
Bendrixian (860) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
in bottle. Unfiltered. My beer has chunks in it! I wish more beers had chunks in them. big aroma (not reduced from filtration!). dry hopped/leafy aroma, a slight malty taste. big bitter/hoppy taste and some citrus crammed in there as well. a very tasty brew!
thb (644) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big, bold, brash American IPA that delivers as promised. On tap, introduced as 7.2%. Orangey-yellow with haze and ample head. Aromas are big grapefruit with a decent malt background. Good.
Eructoblaster (2741) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - 500ml. Light amber body with an average white foamy head. Fresh hoppy aroma with malty and flowery hints. Its sharp hoppy taste carries grapefruit and grainy notes. Ends with a decent bitter finish. Very drinkable.
rejtable (1047) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really enjoyed this. In bottle. Pours dark orange. Up front lots of great hop notes. Some nice malt backing, and the bitterness lasts. Medium in the mouth with lively carbonation. Wish this had wider release.
garthicus (2469) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: hazy golden orange, proud snow white head. Aroma: bitter pine, leafy, good malty backbone yet still lots of hops shining through. Flavour: Deliciously hoppy, a lovely ízingí on the tongue, lots of malt, with a prominent tangy hop Flavour to boot. A delicious offering and in my opinion itís Amsterdams best regularly available beer along with being one of the best IPAís in Ontario.
solidfunk (2587) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2011
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A pretty flaky IPA. Blink once and the bitterness is gone. Donít know why I even thought a Toronto company that calls itself Amsterdam is worth trying.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A hazed amber ale with a thin lacing off white head. In aroma, wild herbaceous malt, with grassy, resinous hops, mineral notes, very nice. In mouth, a smooth grassy malt with light burned notes, light butterscotch, decent. On tap at Volo, Oct. 29 2011.