MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, - MAY 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
Cushy cereals and spicy hop fruitiness gel from aroma to finish in this charming quencher.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam sits atop the cloudy pale amber.
-For a moment there, I got the impression I was drinking a brew from a Franconian countryside brewery that had discovered the potential beauty of US hop varieties. The hop dosage, high drinkability, and fluffy, natural smoothness were all reminiscent
-The flavor profile is balanced throughout.
-These flavors might not be super refined, but they are bright enough to be engaging.
-If I were in the Toronto area, I would probably make this my go-to brew.
-The frothy, soft carbonation and slender sugars make for a friendly mouthfeel.
Niall73 (1381) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from brewery. Certainly no shortage if hops in this. Big, slightly fusty, hop aroma with lemon. Light body, medium carbonation. Pine, light wood, lemon, orange zest, light grapefruit. Nice medium bitter finish. It's good.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
TheJester (1790) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 mL bottle at the Ashburnham Ale House. Hazy yellow with a small, sticky white head. The aroma is quite striking, with pineapple/mango kinda thing going on. No malt in thd nose, but thatís okay. Taste is about as full as a 4.8% beer is going to be.All hops again, but not enouhh bitterness to be considered a session IPA. Very noce beer.
neongolden (377) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Tap sample at brewpub, Jul 3 2014) Pours a slightly hazy dark orangish gold with an average white head and some lace. Aroma has orange/grapefruit peel, peach, floral, bit of tropical fruit, smells pretty nice. On the palate, orange peel, floral, light pine, peach, pale malts are lightly sweet, bit of grain. The hops are moderate in intensity initially and trail off, but itís more watery than punchy and bitter on the finish. Kinda fizzles. Light body, moderate carb. Itís a decent session beer I suppose, but it tasted too "light" on the tongue for nearly 5% from my perspective. Iíve never tried it before because Iíve always gone for a full on IPA, and would again in the future. Would be great for many more casual beer drinkers though.
samzim (146) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2014 Aroma of hops, grapefruit, and lychee. Cloudy honey colour. Flavours of hops, grapefruit, and peach. Lightish body with mild carbonation. Quite pleasant to sip.
thorongil2 (1155) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(tap) hazy yellow colour with a small white ehad; aroma of grapefruit; mostly dy, clean, refreshing flavour with a long medium bitter finish
Alpha10 (312) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014/05/22 - Pours a hazy orange/gold colour with soapy, white head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is citrus, lychee, pale malts and light floral hops. Taste is lemon and grapefruit citrus, mild lychee, bready notes, and mild caramel. Starts off mildly sweet and ends mildly bitter. Medium body, slightly watery, with crispy carbonation and a clean finish.
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Gethinbeer (2118) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Iechyd da Joe McPhee.Hazy golden copper with a frothy white head. Tropical fruit hop aroma. Citrus, grapefruit flavour. Tangy bitter finish. Thin texture. Not bad.
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[5188-20130406] Tap. Lychee fruity lemon hops aroma. Clear, bright orange body with a quick foamy white head. Bitter lemon orange peel flavour has a ton of citrusy hops. Medium body is quite bitter. Very tasty. (8/3/9/4/17) 4.1
(@ brewpub, Toronto, ON)
jkwood04 (3785) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big bottle in a plastic hotel cup. Pours golden/amber with a lacy, white head. Aroma of floral and lightly citrusy hops, some pale malts, and some light dough. Flavor the nice with a nice hoppiness for such a light beer. Average texture. A solid beer.
rejtable (1233) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really nice! Pours light orange with limited head and quite a bit of lacing. Nose is quite fruity and some pine. Notes of grapefruit, peach, some light caramel, lots of piney hop bitterness. Taste is medium bitter and light sweet. Body is medium full with lively carbonation and a long lasting bitter aftertaste.