AWS9 (594) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Nice nectar-amber pour with slight white head. Solid hop flavour that finishes fairly clean and dry. Not as bitter in the finish as I expected with the fairly prominent hops otherwise. Touch of spice and caramel. Not bad at all.
HippyHop (548) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is cloudy gold with a thick long-lasting white cap. Nose is pale grainy malt with a nice dose of floral/citrus hops. Sort of rinds me of a lighter hopped version of Rhyme and Reason. A pleasant surprise
AleRider78 (365) - - MAY 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
473 ml can. Poured a dark yellow/light copper colour, with a good creamy head and average carbonation. Good aromas, some barley malts, light hops and a hint of vanilla. Nice smooth mouthfeel, little tangy on the palate, no noticeable aftertaste. Light roasted malt flavours, with some citrus coming through giving it the mild hoppiness. Pretty good stuff.
rejtable (2011) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crackers, earthy bitterness, some light fruit. Taste light/med bitter light sweet. Fullish bidy dry finish lively carbonation. Lasting bitterness.
Yamato (39) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really hazy orange color.Low carbonation, disappears quickly. Moderate tropical aroma, pine, orange. Smooth. Not too hoppy.
Good for sipping. Good ale.
CacheManyHose (502) - HONG KONG - DEC 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from LCBO and drank at the farm in Calabogie. Very cloudy opaque tan-orange, some fizziness, minimal white head. Smells of orange, apricot, faint and muddy. Tastes sharply fizzy, orange juice, bitter finish. Body is fizzy, starts out slightly sweet and spicy and ends dry and bitter. Juicy, musty, bitter, drinkable.
HKdIPA (570) - HONG KONG - DEC 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from LCBO at the Farm. Hazy (almost muddied) orange pour. Aroma is a bit metallic and sour, some sweet maltiness tempered by citrus hops. Nice. Taste has less going on - still hoppy bitter, surprisingly rich malts. Crisp bitter dry finish with some lingering sweetness. Much fuller flavored than other pale ales or IPAs of this type, but still a bit lacking compared to the bigger IPAs I prefer. Good session IPA, only a solid IPA.
DuffMan (8628) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Bronze body, average white head. Lightly toasty malts, a hint if green hop character, low bitterness.
Randy4Beer (412) - - SEP 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2014 Pours a cloudy, murky amber, with a soft billowing white head, leaving behind considerable lacing.
Aromas are muted, with only light citrus discernable.
Palate is fairly dry.
Tastes are of citrus, tangerine, and light vanilla. Finishes with some hop bitterness.
Overall, a very understated beer, but it does wield a deft hand in delivering an enjoyable beer.
jksipa (637) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from the LCBO. Hazy amber with a tight off white head that leaves lots of lace. Nose is roasted malts and grain with a hint of vanilla and caramel and only the faintest bit of grass. Lightly sweet with caramel followed by a mild bitterness. Medium palate with average carbonation. Nothing exciting. The Xtra hoppy version might have some more character.