DuffMan (6079) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, brought fresh from the brewery by Parksy. Light orange amber, medium off white head. Aroma features nice coniferous hop notes, just not very aggressive. Palate features much the same, with a nice underlying caramel malt structure. The only problem with this brew, and it has been commented on before, is that it is just too light. Really this constitutes a nice APA, but is not assertive enough to fit an IPA style. Still a decent beer though.
rosenbergh (5978) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Banff Ave Brewing Co, Banff, AB, Canada.
Slightly hazy amber colour with average sized frothy white head.
Deliciously fruity bitter hoppy aroma with some maltiness.
Grainy malt and fruity/floral bitter hoppy flavour.
Bitter aftertaste that doesn’t last that long.
presario (4524) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample glass. Ran out just after I got my sample the first time and had run out the night before my second visit. Dark amber. Moderate hop nose without assertiveness. Flavour is middle of the road hoppy but it has promise. I look for a more aggresive version down the road or a stronger alternative when they get more taps running.
reebtogi (3797) - 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.
solidfunk (2814) - 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.
pintbypint (2358) - 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.
piscator34 (1884) - 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.
Ferris (1868) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Nice fresh grapefruit and some sweet tropical fruit. Cloudy orange with a thick head. Grapefruit and resin with a very muted bitterness. Not bad for a local, but could have a bigger punch.
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patricks110 (1554) - 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.
gramity (1277) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 4, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It was a nice amber and orange color with a faint haze. By the time I had my sample box there was little head left.
The aroma was of hops – floral and earthy. With a touch of grapefruit citrus.
The flavor was again quite hoppy with an understated bitterness when compared to other American IPAs. The malt base was quite good. This would be a good IPA for introducing a someone who has had little exposure.
The beer was medium bodied and had a clean and dry finish. I think it was a little to light on the alcohol and would be better served around 5.5% – 6.0% for my tastes.
I ordered a pint of this when I was done my sampler which I quite enjoyed. In fact I enjoyed it so much I filled a 64 ounce growler to take home!