neongolden (371) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(650mL bomber from the brewery, bottled Feb 12 2013, consumed 11 days later) Poured a slightly hazy light yellow gold with a huge persistent head of white foam, no lace. Aroma dank, grassy, citrus and tropical fruit, great hoppy nose. Flavour hop-forward as well, tropical fruit, grassy, juicy citrus over very light crackery malt, almost no sweetness. Fades into a dry, moderately bitter grapefruit pith finish from the hops. Body is fairly light, carb was soft after that massive head, very dry overall. Hop-forward and quenching with little malt character, I think this is exactly what an APA should be. Needs more summer weather!
hangunder (210) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Citrus, white grape, tropical aromas. Cloudy light yellow with a pretty long lasting white head. Mildly bitter upfront, tropical fruits/grape and a piney/earthy bitter finish. More of the catty or oniony aromas/tastes as it warms. The hop is front and center here, a bit of light sweetness from the malt. A tad watery body, quite light. Great APA.
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[4649-20120812] Tap. Old wet evergreen needles aroma has a hint of petrol wood. Clear, orange brown body with medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Bitter dry wood resin flavour has lots of dirty grass hops. Medium body. Tasty. (7-/3/7-/3/14) 3.4
(@ Bellwoods, Toronto, ON)
zdk (1807) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from Joe Mcphee, thanks buddy! Nose is grassy hops and lightly soapy. Light sweet creamy body. Nice carbonation. Grassy dry finish and slightly resinous.
pfriesen (109) - Richmond Hill, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly cloudy golden with heavy lace. Big fruity nose, lots of peach and mango flavours with lingering bitterness
kevinsenn (1021) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2012 Bomber from the brewery, courtesy of courez; thanks! Pours clear amber, with a foamy 1-inch head that never seems to dissipate. Brilliant sweet tropical fruit aroma - wonderful! Sweet taste with fruity hops, and only a mild bitterness at the end. I could’ve done with a few more IBUs, but it was fantastic as is. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation (all the carbonation seemed to go straight into that head). A well-balanced pale ale, and a great example of the style. Also I’m now a big fan of Summit hops, which I had never heard of before. Edit: tried a second bottle, and the bitterness seemed to be much higher. In fact, with the second bottle, I could’ve done with a few LESS IBUs...
Sammy (8350) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Marketing itself as pungent is correct. Citra smell (cat p) and taste. Drinkable on a long summer day, citrusy, Worth a try but ony average for the style. Dark yellow body with some retained head. Medium mouthfeel, slightly undercarbonated.Thanks for getting a bottle, Doug.
solidfunk (3583) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of citrus smell here. Pours with big head that dies down quick but leaves lots of lacing. Kind of a golden hue. Theres a lot of marmalade bitter without the sugar here. Some straw and a little barnyard, but not as strong as the petal pusher I just had in that sense. Bitterness hangs around for a while on the palate. Id say the smell is much more promising than the follow through on taste here, great aroma but medium palate.
jercraigs (7456) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2012 2012-08-23. More citrusy again and less leafy green hop character. Lovely stuff. On tap at Bellwoods, Toronto
2012-08-12. Crisp golden orange body, beige head. 3+ Lovely hoppy aroma, lemony citrus, whispers of tangerine. 7+ Flavour is similarly quite hoppy, fruity citrusy notes of sweet lemon, tangerine, (blood orange?) Modest bitterness throughout. I had a sampler and then a glass after that, and the glass had a much greener and grassier hop profile than in the sample, which I did not entirely appreciate as it lessened the intensity of the citrus. 7+ Smooth average to light bodied palate is softly carbonated and a touch light but the leanness allows the hops to shine. Quite good, supremely drinkable. A great beer regardless. Tasty. On tap at Bellwoods, Toronto
Johnsense (750) - - AUG 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber/gold pour, good head, gobs of white lace. Aroma and Taste of Tangerine, ripe grapefruit, floral hops. Caramel and honey sweetness balance it out. Medium body. Hope they bring this one back - was perfect after a rainy day of shopping with the wife.