jksipa (279) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle fresh from the brewery. Hazy orange pour with a very short lived off white head. Nose has lots of pine and citrus with a good caramel and bread backing. Sweet toffee start is followed by a quite bitter pine middle, though more balanced than the nose. Mouth is medium with very soft carbonation; wondering if this bottle is a little flat. Will rerate if the next bottle shows improvement. Great flavour otherwise.
HeistAlmighty (1111) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Hazy light amber colour, moderate head. Floral and pine aromas. Mostly floral hops in the taste, malt was very light, almost bubblegum sweet. Lighter body. Overall, kind of a odd combination of elements, but it kind of worked.
tomthompson89 (1896) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Subtle citrus lemongrass nose and floral easy bitterness all at the front of the palate.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Swank sandy hop resins ground this IPA’s citrusy fruitiness while mild caramel flavors undulate underneath.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A fluffy sheet of foam decorates the misty pale amber.
-This didn’t feel as dry as their Monogamy Mosaic, for example.
-Hop bitterness intensity is leveled with that of the flavor profile’s.
On tap at Bar Isabel.
mcberko (5942) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500mL bottle, sent from wilco (thanks a lot, Mike), pours a hazy copper orange with a small beige head. Nose of crisp biscuity cracker malt, bready notes, and slight grassy hops. Flavour brings out wonderful notes of melon, piney hops and tangerine, backed by some crisp dry biscuity malt. Loads of depth in the hop profile, with a very dry palate, just how I like them. Highly drinkable and thirst-quenching. Excellent IPA.
crazy_cat_lady (108) - - APR 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
April 8, 2014. 500mL bottle from bottleshop. Lovely lacing. Rich golden yellow with whitish yellow head. Hoppy, soapy, citrus aromas. Very nicely balanced IPA. Touch of hops, bitter lemon, hint of biscuit.
mds (2194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the brewery.
Pours a cloudy golden colour with a small white head and lasting lace. Smells of oranges and pineapple. Very drinkable. Lots of fruit and a mild bitterness. Body is a bit rich for a session beer but I’d happy drink this any time. A fine IPA.
neuromatt (1097) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 mL bottle from the brewery, served in a branded stem glass. Pours clear golden-amber with a small white head that fades quickly to a thin remnant and leaves a small amount of fine lace. The nose has big notes of melon, citrus and pine, along with pale malts. The flavour is balanced between a moderate resinous, fruity hop bitterness and a nice honey-caramel sweetness with lemongrass and a touch of rye spice. The finish is long and moderately bitter with resin and a touch of cattiness. On the palate it is light-medium in body with a dryish texture and soft carbonation. Overall, a nice IPA which pairs resinous hops with a delicate fruity sweetness. 2014-04-06
deepeary (85) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle from the brewery. Pours our on the yellow end of the IPA spectrum. Smells nice, citrus, pine sap, some dankness. Grapefruit and pine come through on the taste. Sugary malt as well. Really easy drinking and balanced. I was expecting something more robust. A good IPA no less.
probstblueribbon (2858) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle from the brewery, via my bro, served cool in a tulip glass.
App.: Amber with some fine floaties and a fair off-white head.
Aroma: Strong, dank cat pee (from the Citra, I think...), pine/resin and light tropical fruits, an odd burnt note, moderate malt support.
Palate: Medium+ body, moderate to full carbonation.
Flav.: Much like the nose with a little more fruitiness; dry with pretty good bitterness and a resinous/dank/cat pee finish.
IPAs are quite personal. Personally, I don’t quite like this one.