HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Burger Bar. Looks good deep coppery amber with a solid lasting fizzy/creamy off-white head, thick lacing too. Aroma is a bit mild but quite bitter - dry resin and dry pine duff, not sweet, some alcohol. Taste follows, solid malt body and backbone but no sweetness, it just frames the robust resin/conifer/citrus zest bitterness and strong but appropriate alcohol. Thick, chewy, nicely carbonated, with a long, powerful, dry resin finish and aftertaste. A hint of the "English" IPA but just a hint - I might not drink more than two pints of this in one go, but damned good!
garthicus (2767) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Ruby Red, frothy snow white head. Aroma: Malty, a hint of fruit, quite perfume-y, a pgood amount of hops in the nose too. Flavour: Chewy sweet mouthfeel at first, quite a lot of sweetness making way for lots of floral hops, alcohol is certainly detectable, tangy on the palate, long bitter finish. Nice.
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Spab (2691) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Burger Bar. Pours a cloudy orange-brown with modest-sized off-white head and good lace. Aroma is fairly mild with caramel/grains and citric/piney hops. Taste has big, lightly toasty caramel, some grainy character and hops. Modest bitterness in finish. Good, not great.
robinvboyer (3367) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap at Volo.
Upfront grassy hops, and some light citrus. Malts are also upfront, and are mainly toasty cereals. Good carbonation, mouth feel is good. Finish is a medium bitterness, with some nice citrus hops in the end. touches of pine in the aftertaste.
cfrancis (2635) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a reddish amber with a small white top and good lacing. Aroma is distant for a DIPA, some nice hop aroma and malt but everything is subdued. Taste is a sharp hop bitterness and a slight burn from the alcohol. Seems more malted than hop flavouring. Would like it the other way myself. A nice hop dryness but a little thin on mouthfeel.
Jool (196) - - JAN 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille achetee directement chez Beau’s. Couleur ambree trouble. Nez un peu en retrait de pamplemousse et zeste d’agrumes. En bouche: amertume tranchante, pamplemousse et notes tres legeres de malt. Je suis bien content d’avoir fait la route pour m’en procurer.
jercraigs (8276) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012-01-19. Lightly hazy dark amber body, beige head and lace. 3+ Odd note up front, toasty caramel malt, rough hoppy bitterness is sharp, interesting fleeting fruit, alcohol in the finish sharpens the bitterness further still. Alcohol becomes more prominent as you go. 6+ Aroma of alcohol, grainy cereally malt, toasted caramel malt, modest hops. 6+ Average plus bodied palate is fairly carbonated. Okay, the sharpness of the bitterness is a bit harsh and lacks the rounded hop flavour to balance it out. Has its moments but overall it is a bit of a kick in the head. On tap at Rhino, Toronto