Oakes (14834) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy dull tan, has a mellow hop fruitiness. Modest bitterness, biscuity malts, nice fruity character. Good APA really.
mcberko (12383) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Banff Ave Brewing, pours a hazy orange with a medium white foamy head. Aroma reveals British hops and some herbal fungal notes. Flavour matches accordingly, with fruity hops, British malt, and again that fungal quality. Not overly pronounced on the hops, but well-enough balanced. Not very inspiring.
Ferris (10736) - 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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rosenbergh (9743) - Tampere, 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.
DuffMan (8915) - 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.
solidfunk (6837) - 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.
Iphonephan (5658) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at the brewery in Banff. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Citrus nose. Flavors of tropical fruits and grapefruit zest. One of the better IPA’s I’ve encountered so far in Alberta.
reebtogi (5395) - 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.
presario (4902) - 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.
TimE (4755) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2015 golden amber color. Very floral nose with a touch of tangerine. Thin body, lacks back bone, but drinkable moderate bitter finish. Stepping stone ipa, but enjoyable