bigtaster (876) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear brown gold with red hues, large light head with decent lacing. Nose with honey malt with some darker brown sugar notes and hint of pine. The hops come through in the flavor, coming in mid way through the drink and lingering for a while on the finish. The initial burst of favor is malt, some red ale malt flavors. Interesting beer, some really good flavors, but just not coming together for me.
Strangebrewer (1066) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Poured clear orange-amber with a nice lacing white head. Light citrusy slightly sour hoppy aroma. Smooth carbonation medium mouthfeel that turns into a tart throat puckering dryness that makes you reach for another gulp to quench the previous one. Buttery caramel malt flavour that makes way for a lingering bitter floral hop finish.
VincentL (287) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Au mondial, en fût, Une excellent IPA. L’amertume est tranchante et le sucre enveloppe bien la bouche. J’ai beacoup aimé.
MarkoR (848) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
600 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours an amber colour with a nice white head. Aroma of hops. Taste of citrus, spices. A nice beer.
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 60 cl. Clear amber with a small bubbly beige head. Rather malty nose for an IPA, aromatic hops are very subuded, but the notes of caramel and biscuits are quite inviting. Sweet malty flavor with a medium slightly peachy bitter finish. Very wellbalanced, could do with a bit more aromatic hops, though. Massive mouthfeel for the ABV.
DuffMan (8628) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, shared with Robbie. Light copper amber, average white head. Aroma is very malty, lots of toast and caramel, with earthy hops playing a distant afterthought. Nice toasty malts on the palate too, but again there is a virtual absence of aromatics. There is however, plenty of pithy bitterness in the finish. Compared to the Mad Tom IPA I had yesterday, and the Boneshaker I had earlier, this just doesn’t add up. A decent brew, but a pretty weak IPA.
GarnotingPete (777) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mondial de la bière 2012 - Bière légèrement voilée, couleur de miel et où flotte un col chamois velouté laissant une large dentelle au verre. Des arômes de caramel, d’agrumes, mais aussi de biscuits au beurre. Elle est bien amère avec un peu de sucres résiduels. De corps solide, elle est crémeuse, moyennement effervescente et se termine sur des arômes bien honnêtes.
sseb69 (1716) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bouteille 600 ml. 5.6%. Couleur ambrée claire, mousse blanche-beige pâle. Arôme de houblon et malt. En bouche, malt, houblon citrus, herbes. Finale amère, herbeuses, citrus. Très bonne.
Frothmeister (674) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
600ml bottle. Pours a clear amber with a light beige head. Aroma is upfront with alcohol, caramel, dried fruits, some faint biscuity malt, vanilla but not much in the way of hop aroma. Kind of reminds me of Fullers ESB, or London Pride. If tasting blindly, I would never guess IPA by the nose. First taste makes the hop content clear. Caramel, and mineral undertones that are overpowered by grassy hop notes, with an overwhelming metallic, and eucalyptus finish that opens up to a bit of malt. It’s not bad, I like everything that’s going on under the hops but I can’t recommend it. If they dialed back the hops a little bit, this would be a great session beer.
gilvanblight (820) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear somewhat brownish pour with a clingy lacy head. Very very earthy scent with just a touch of hoppy flowers at the end. I’m reminded of gardening. Yep that’s an IPA, sorry IP Eh! Anyone who’s following along knows how I feel about IPAs. They are by far not my favourite beers. That said, this isn’t bad at all. It’s got that grapefruit, tart, throat pinching bite that every good IPA has that I really dislike. Other then that this is pretty good. Sweet at first. Flowery with a lot of citrus. Relatively light and easy to drink and quite refreshing. If only it didn’t have that IPA bite I think I would really love this. As it stands it’s still pretty good.