PatIrish (168) - Toronto, Ontario, - JAN 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at the Brewpub, lovely golden hue with nice head retention. Aroma carries typical west coast hope profiles, resiny, slightly tropical, some tangerine. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a nice slightly astringent finish. Top 3 Ontario IPA. Cudos.
probstblueribbon (2701) - 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.
madmitch76 (12977) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
13th November 2013
Tasting at Bruce’ s pad. Thanks to Colin for this one. Hazy gold-amber beer. Good pale cream coloured head. Softish airy palate with light fine citrus. Softish airy malt. Skunky hops with a touch of pine and even a whisper of mint. Very mild citrus underneath. Light dry finish provides a flash of lime peel. Nice!
Scopey (5267) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Mr Bois’s 5K, from the main man himself. It pours hazy golden-amber with a thick white head. The nose is wood, earth, varnish, grapefruit, orange and plenty of dank skunky hop action. The taste is wood, earth, toast, rather dry, grapefruit, orange peel, sherbet, some astringency, skunk and varnish with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body, fine carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Smooth, balanced and really rather tasty. Great stuff.
Theydon_Bois (6334) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at my 5K tasting at Bruce’s pad, from an IP trade with my man from Toronto, 13/11/13.
Hazed golden orange with a good sized off white head.
Nose is earthy hops, grassy, bitter citric tones, dank pine, grapefruit.
Taste comprises mandarin, earthy, orange pith, bitter grapefruit, light pine bite.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry grassy finale with semi aggressive hop bitterness.
Very drinkable IPA with dank undertones.
maneliquor (2711) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle cheers to Colin for this Canadian gem. Pours clear golden orange with a medium, foamy white head leaving great lacing. Nose is big and skunky, massive citrus peel and lime zest. Danky as they come. Almost cat piss which can sound unappealing but damn it works well. Taste is big citric peel, lemon zest, lime tanginess, a hint of spice, herbal hops and more skunk. Bitter and aggressiveness with light citric sweetness. Really good stuff
Leighton (9617) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Bruce’s in London - cheers, Colin! Pours mostly clear, bright gold with a creamy white head. The nose has a bit of dank hops, pee, sweat, grapefruit. Light to medium sweet flavor, modest pithy citrus, melon, grapefruit, mild pine needles. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly resinous to finish, citrus pith, grapefruit, lemon. Great stuff. Wonderful balance.
samzim (84) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppy and floral aroma of pine and citrus. Cloudy orange colour. Flavours of grapefruit and lychee. Medium body with a lively carbonation. Overall, a solid IPA, but nothing too out of the ordinary; would buy again though.
kfirms (2) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
First time trying anything from Bellwoods Brewery and boy was I impressed. As soon as this pours you get hit with a great citrus scent of orange or tangerine. Incredibly easy to drink and I really enjoyed this IPA.
thorongil2 (992) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(tap) clear honey amber colour with a small white head; aromas of stewed fruit, soy sauce; balanced flavour, very drinkable with a hint of sweetness, long light bitter finish
swoopjones (5205) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, lighter colored pour, golden strawish. Nice bitterness, floral, piney, slight tropical notes. Orange, tangerine notes. Nice, need to get to bellwoods