Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to cruisan. poured gold with a white head and some lace. aroma was caramel, grain, toffee, and slight citrus. flavor was caramel, pine, and slight citrus. body was medium with medium carbonation. one of the best organic beers that i have ever had.
Quevillon (2397) - Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasting at the 18th Mondial de la bière, June 9, 2011. Not very clear honey amber, small head. Peach and caramel hops aroma, sweet enough. Sweet taste of hops, notes of creamy peach and apple, nevertheless very bitter. Not bad but a little sweet!
Ontbeertaster (2257) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap, pours a golden colour, with a bit of head, the smell was strong of hops and the taste was hops but tasted a bit watered down, this is prob one I wouldnt have again
mnurda (1077) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 30, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled sample from smokeless joes. Not a citrusy as I would have liked. Copper in colour. Notes of grass. Kind of metallic tasting
rob6239 (563) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Absolutely delicious and hoppy. Had in bottle from Queen’s Quay lcbo in toronto.
Bendrixian (946) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
600ml bottle. pours frothy, almost orange tinge and slightly amber and clean filtered. shows some lace. Aromas are banana, dried fruit and something herbal like sage or rosemary....i can’t quite place it. some citrus hoppy notes as well and a malted backbone. palate is lively, kinda carbonated roasted bitterness and then finishes leafy hoppy. a decent brew but not a great one.
Atheist_Peace (871) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
600ml bottle. Amber with orange highlights. Perfectly clear. Off white head. Banana dominates the nose with a really sweet note and some herbal character. Some spice hiding in there as well. Quite fruit driven on the palate with a good spicy note. Nice bitter finish with some lingering resin.
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour copper with off white head good lace. Aroma butter hops, citrus, malt, caramel, lemon meringue pie, grapefruit. Taste butter, hops, caramel, grapefruit, citrus, pine. Medium very slightly creamy body nice carb. Overall a a great beer minus the diacetyl.
RC8 (305) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Solid and special. This beer was a pleasant surprise, and is indeed a very american-british mix in terms of flavours. I’d have this again.
MXD (303) - Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour amber. A bit of a bad pour, so I got a really filthy head. Drinking it in a flute didn’t help, either. Otherwise, the head is a bit fluffy. Beau’s heads are usually not that great, and this one is no exception. This said, part of it is my fault. (3).
Aroma is part citrus, part floral hops, and great malt presence (hybrid of caramel and grain aroma) -- terrific balance! (8)
Taste : This one feels like a true english-style IPA. Aroma hints at a US style, but the taste is pure british, with a solid grain/malt backbone. The kind that kinda makes me mad it’s only a seasonal (7).
Palate : Bitter finish and oily finish. One of the least boozy 6% you gotta find. (4).
All in all : Terrific, easy-drinking (as in -- it’s not overly harsh) iPA with a heavy english feel (it’s not an EPA by any means). 600 ml is the ideal size as well. (14+).