mdnguyen (31) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The pour: a nice warm amber colour with a thin white head. The aroma: a sugary odour, malty sweet caramel, and some spiciness from the hops, a bit of cereal as well. The taste: a nice prolonged bitterness with a medium body. Feels a bit dry in the mouth. The verdict: overall a very nice IPA that highlights the hop without having it overpower the beer.
piscator34 (1980) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the brewpub. Gold/orange in colour with medium carbonation. Aroma are of Centennial hops and light pale malt. The orange-spice of the Centennial hops are strong in the mouth as well, backed by more light pale malts. Light bodied with medium bitterness. Coult be a bit more bitter to translate as more IPA like, but this is a pretty tasty beer as is. Could be Bells Two Hearted’s little brother.
reebtogi (4310) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint on tap at the brewery was listed at 5.4%ABV on the list of beers on their chalkboard in the bar. Pour was a clear golden color with a small white head which left behind a thin lacing. Light floral hop aroma with a hint of grains. Taste is a modest hoppy bitterness with an light sweetness underneath. Finish is very crisp and mouthfeel is decent. This was a surprisingly good IPA which was my favorite of this brewpub.
pintbypint (2669) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at brewpub. Golden and clear. Holds on to a small creamy white cap. Nice lace. Sweet orangey hop nose. Taste has biscuity and toasty malt. Grapefruit hop accents. Grapefruit and orange aftertaste. Nice lingering bitterness. Light body and nice mouthfeel. Hard to believe its so light in alc. super drinkable.
patricks110 (1713) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The pour was a hazy amberish orange with a thin off white head that died quickly. On the nose, there is a mild hop with notes of pine, grapefruit and slightly grassy or earthy notes. Mild caramel malts on the nose go mostly unnoticed. The taste had a good hop on the finish with a predominant grapefruit sweetness and prolonged dry bitterness. Moderately malty in the middle despite the lack of malts in the nose. Mostly a nice caramel and bready malt. Nice crisp hoppy session brew in general with easy drinkabily. I think this could be a home run IPA if they added a few more hops and brought the alcohol up 1%. But this would be a great starting point for newcomers to craft beer and hops in general.
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 15, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at the Rocky Mountain Wine Festival in Calgary, AB on 10/15/2011. Colour: gold with hint of orange. Minimal head. Nose: hop dominant. Sugar cane. Grapefruit. Taste: light sweet, medium bitter, light sour. Hops play lead role. Some some toasted oak splashes about. One dimensional but not void of depth.
solidfunk (4321) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A great dose of hops. Taste comes down in a great arch lasting over fifteen seconds.
thb (698) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Does the job of an IPA just fine. Deep amber colour, rocky head, lingering bitterness, the goodness of Cascade hops, all with a malt backbone. Does it with little fuss, but doesn’t offer anything terribly unexpected.
pumpmaster (1144) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
4 ounce sample at the Brewpub in 6-beers sampler for $14.00 CAD. Very good!
manuchampions (1237) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint at the brewpub in Banff. Pours a deep gold with orange tints, fairly rocky off white head. Aroma is mild grapefruit hops, slight grassiness. Taste is restrained but very fresh English tasting hops. Bitterness is good but mild. Malt is subtle as well but slightly cereal. Finish is bright and fresh. It’s a nicely made IPA but subtle and fairly middle of the road.