fiulijn (16428) - 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.
Travlr (15913) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft. Clear amber color, medium white head. Aroma of light pine and citrus. Taste has biscuity malts, pine resin, decent balance, light body.
Oakes (13539) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ Ship Inn, Hamilton. Hazy amber with a thin head. Explosive piney earthy hop aroma. Moderately rich bitterness, light caramel and earthy, pithy hops. Nice work.
Lubiere (11160) - 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.
hopdog (9845) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap (on the menu as a West Coast IPA - at the BierMkt). Amer pour with a small sized off white head. Floral with some citrus and caramel. Thin body and thin all around. Weaker for an IPA (let alone an IIPA).
Sammy (9553) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed on tap at C’est What Spring Festival. Hoppy aromas. Giant grpaefruit flavours. Above-average mouthfeel. Very fresh and decent drinkability. Amsterdam shows what it can do in a small batch,
mcberko (9348) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Bar Hop, pours clear copper with a medium beige head. Aroma and flavour of dry caramel malt, some tangy apples, and floral hops. Too malty for an IPA. Not good.
shrubber85 (9019) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Lightly musty orange malt and grapefruit peel aroma. Cloudy amber with large light tan head. Sweet orange malt and moderately bitter grapefruit peel flavor. Lingering hops in the finish.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2011 3rd annual Ontario Cask IPA Challenge tasted blind. Beautiful, burnished amber pour. The aroma is spicy and woody with a bit of black pepper. Woody and earthy with some light resinousness as well. A touch of sweet plummy fruit . Resinous and not at all citrusy, but it’s fairly well made.
First off - I have to give big props to the two women working at Amsterdam when I went in. I saw this beer on the board, but there was none in the cooler. I asked when it would be made next, since I’m a big fan of IPA but they didn’t know. When I got to the front, one of them had run in back to get me one from her own stash. She didn’t even charge me for it, so I was pretty happy about that as well. On to the beer - amber pour with a white head. The aroma is fairly hoppy. A mix of spice and orangey citrus with a fairly sweet and malty backbone. Lots of soft caramelly sweetness through the middle. It seems quite sweet and the hopping gets lost in the middle of that. Herbal and spicy as it warms up. It’s just not the kind of IPA I go for.
jercraigs (8509) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2012 2012-04-21. Lightly hazy dark orange with a small off-white ring, near headless. 2+ Aroma has pleasant fruit character, lychee, sweet orange, notes of tropical fruit and light hoppy veg. 7+ Similar melange of fruit in the flavour, light lychee touches, modest bitterness. 7+ Average to light palate, light carbonation. Enjoyable but could use a bit more oomph all around. 7+/3/7+/3/14-15 Blind Tasting on Cask at Volo IPA Challenge
2010-05-28. Lightly hazy orange body, near headless. Modestly hoppy aroma, light citrus with a touch of resiny hops. Flavour is similar, modest citrus and bitterness throughout. Average palate is nearly flat. Okay, it showed potential but the lack of head and carbonation made me think it was on cask at first. Will try it again. 7/3/7/3/14 On tap at C’est What, Toronto