TheJester (1644) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. (Really? Seems to me it was on tap, but I wrote down "bottle" so there you go.) Slightly hazy orange-copper with a nice off-white head. Nice lacing. Good-looking beer. Mildish resiny-hoppy aroma with some caramel and a bit of orange. Lotsa earthy hops in the flavour, with a decent malt backbone. American aroma, British flavour. Quite solid.
drougkolya (275) - Otterburn Park, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bière cuivré avec un bon goût plutôt très malté, dégusté à la brasserie en fut. Pétillante et rafraîchissante.
Spab (1972) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Volo. Pours a fairly clear copper with decent-sized off-white head. Aroma is fairly mild with herbal, citric hops. Flavour has nice big sweet herbal, grapefruit taste with toffee-ish malt. Dry, bitter finish. Something I’d like to try again since it was near the end of the cask, but from the taste I actually do want it again.
pootzboy (1568) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Mondial:
Tapped a copper gold with a decent cap, good lacing, small bubbled natural carbonation.
Aroma is boiler plate UK-styled IPA: Toffee, toast, piney-citus hops some fruit and floral tones.
Medium body, soft on the palate. Nice toast-caramel malts ride just below the resinous piney bittering, wet clean bitter finish.
A decent interpretation of the UK style.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting, but simple aroma of piney hops. Pours a clear copper color with a thin offwhite head. The flavor has piney hops with some toasted malt and bitterness in the end. Interesting, but not for a long time.
Elkas (213) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at the Golden Kiwi, Cambridge. Pours a hazy orange, with a fluffy white head. Nose is very lemony. Lots of malt and lots of hops for a good mouthfeel and bracing bitterness in the finish. Very nice indeed.
neuromatt (858) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gravity cask at Volo, served in an English pint glass. Pours hazy orange-amber with a rocky white head. Head fades but laces well while it lasts. Big and fresh on the nose, with aromas of flowers, pine, grapefruit, lemon, grape and toffee. Flavour is moderately sweet throughout, ending with a long hop-floral finish. On the palate, medium in body with a watery texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is an excellent IPA in the English style. Well hopped with American hops, but still balanced and subtle. The floral aroma is beautiful. A most pleasant surprise! 2010-04-30
sinkhole (263) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap. Pub Italia (Ottawa). Pours deep amber with a full off-white head. Strong aromas of hops with some citrus. This carries through to the taste as it is an initially strong hop presence which gradually gives way to citrus and yeast under tones. Ends with an expected crisp bitter finish. Another enjoyable selection from Beaus.
Sammy (7708) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed on cask at Bar Volo, with the owner. A very good cask, with some cloudy grapefruit and good head. Very lacey. Understated carbonation, good mouthfeel for a hoppy cask. Mld hop aromas, robust hop flavour. Good drinkability. Had some later on tap, which came through with more mineral water. This review is the cask only.
Pyrope (7) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2010 does not count
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet lordy, this is a monster. The beer pours slightly cloudy, with a good, woody-brown/amber colour and an open, yeasty-white head that fades pretty fast. The aromas are your first clue as to just how much hop has been crammed into this unsuspecting ale. The fist smell that grabs you is a clean, acidic florality, that is undercut by a slightly caramel and resinous tone. By contrast, the first taste you are aware of when putting it to your lips is the smooth, medium-bodied yeast-and-malt ale classic, but... That is rapidly overtaken by an immense, head-throbbingly, mouth-puckeringly tart hop broadside. After the initial bitter shock, this devolves into a medium bodied, slightly medicinal and astringent, complex herb and citrus hop festival. Definitely one of the new-breed IPohmygodwhere’dallthosehopscomefrom beers, but a good one at that.