Lubiere (12765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A golden ale with a thin lacing white head. In aroma, biscuit malt with grassy floral hops, light catty and sulfur notes. In mouth, a good crisp biscuit malt with pungent grassy floral hops, light sulfur and funk, very nice.
Sammy (11040) - 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.
jercraigs (9722) - 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
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale golden pour with a touch of haze along with some light spicy/piny hoppiness. A little bit of tropical grapefruit and citrus with some nice bright hoppiness. Clean and refreshing. Pretty damn solid APA.
mabel (8537) - 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)
solidfunk (7350) - 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.
blankboy (7172) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared with and courtesy of garthicus. Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange with an average size diminishing frothy white head. Nice aroma of hemp, pine and catnip hops -- not much else but I like it. Flavour is also just those aforementioned hops, a little one-dimensional but it’s very enjoyable. Decent bitter finish. Average to medium bodied. Good stuff, this growler will be easy to drink.
-- Rated via Beer Buddy.
Radek Kliber (7113) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Volo
Aroma great front hop character. Clean crisp feel , excellent show of single hop.8-
Appearance fine haze on golden base. Medium off white to p with rings on glass.3+
Flavor and Palate : front accented my musky, zesty soapy notes. Strong single hop profile with bit too little malt support. Dry finish.
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at Bar Hop. Hazy gold, average white head. Lovely citrus and light pine aroma, a little sweet, but juicy and appealing. Taste follows, only light bitterness, very crisp, mild alcohol, light fresh grain. Average body, solid carbonation, quickish finish. Solid drinking APA.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In short: A bright blond IPA pushing forward superb freshness quality. Simple and excellent.
How: Bottle 650ml, consumed relatively fresh, a little over one month after bottling date, bottle sent to me by blankboy, thanks a lot Paul.
The look: Partly cloudy yellow blond body topped by a persistent small white head.
In long: Pleasant very bright nose that is somewhere between citrusy hops and lemongrass with some perfumy notes (flower petals). In mouth the beer offers a medium body and a tickling carbonation with many small bubbles. Pleasant malt backone with a clean and crisp crunchy cereals flavors, light honey notes, discreet residual sugars, fresh puffy pastry sensation. Then the bright (very bright) hops proposing white grapefruits, lemon zest, tangerines, lemongrass, a some resinous notes. Very clean, very bright and with an overall freshness sensation that usually don’t get from bottled beers. Scarily drinkable. Give this beer a more cushiony mouthfeel and it could pass as a Hill Farmstead IPA. An excellent beer to celebrate a birthday, not mine, a stranger’s birthday, we don’t know each other, his name might be Gary, I don’t know.