MartinT (8396) - 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.
ametras (677) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy blonde with a frothy white head. Flavors are cereals, honey, peach, grapefruit and pine with grassy and floral notes. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, smooth texture.
GlennHendry (86) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Floral hops with a hint of citrus on the nose. Quite light in body, it tastes of lemony citrus, biscuity malts and wildflowers. Easy drinking.
UXO (698) - CANADA - APR 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy pale gold with a short off-white head diminishing gradually to a thin skim, good lacing. (3/5) Nose is doughy bread, grassy and floral hops, light citrus, very mild pale malt. (6/10) Taste is mild sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Medium body, moderate to low carbonation, off-dry bitter and slightly spicy finish. (4/5)
Not my favourite Bellwoods, which isn’t to say there’s anything overtly wrong with it - because there isn’t - but they so excel at “real” brews that this “session” ale seems like a pale imposter (no pun intended). I’ll session Roman Candle, Boogie Monster, or Witchshark instead, thanks. (14/20)
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
January 2, 2015 - on draught at WVRST. Very clear and pale gold with a fizzy off-white head. Aroma and taste are very bitter - dry and floral - could use a touch more fruity malt and possibly some citrus or resin, but it’s pretty solid - a little gluey stickiness to the mouthfeel, but average all around, and nicely attenuated. Easy drinking, well made.
MarkoR (638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Monarch Tavern, in Toronto. Hazy orange colour with nice white head. Aroma is bread malt, floral, grassy hops. Taste is bread malt, floral, citrus. Nice!
pictoman (737) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 500mL bottle. Golden yellow with white head. Citrus hops and mild sweet biscuity malt, slightly floral. Medium body. Solid brew.
wedgie9 (2504) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted on 2/2/15 from a capped 500mL bottle that Jake sent me, huge thanks! Pours crystal clear orange with a thick, rocky white head that slowly recedes to thick, even lace, leaving some sticky residue along the inside of the glass. The nose is light multigrain bread malt with a lot of green, floral, and very grassy hops. The flavor is a nice balance between the bread malt, grass, flowers, citrus, and some light bitterness. The body is light with very lively carbonation and a long lightly grassy and floral finish.
Yamato (31) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fruity aroma. Orange color. Similar to Paper Tiger, so I thought they served the same one. But this one has a gooood body. I liked it. Bought one bottle for souvenir.
sammyboyy (54) - Shawinigan, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Très bonne session IPA, rien de super WOW, mais un produit de bonne qualité. Très léger à 4.8% avec un bon petit goût houbloné en bouche. Très bonne pale ale pour ceux qui recherche des bières légères.
BreWedge (365) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a light golden yellow with a meringue like white head and a little bit of yeast haze from the bottom of the pour. Aromas of pine, pineapple, and pepper. Gentle pine, grapefruit, and pepper. Chalky, medium carbonation, and a fairly lengthy astringent finish.