piscator34 (1948) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, - APR 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler sample via BreWedge. Pale amber in colour with a bit of haze and moderate carbonation. Aromas are of Centennial hops (candied orange peel, spice and flowers), along with caramel and wet tree bark. Flavors are a blend of pulpy orange, pale malt, dark caramel, lemon, and pine sap. Firm bitterness on the back end with some leafiness and a bit of chalk. A solid IPA, but a bit heavy on the malts for my taste.
Minderbinder (1693) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2013 Growler.
Pours amber/copper with no head. Aroma is of malt, meat, sugar. Taste is of malt, pine, bitterness, alcohol. Palate: Medium body. Overall: Not really interesting. Hops are just not there. No finesse. Growler had some issues, will gladly re-rate in the future.
mathieuc (1166) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy orange with no real head except if these big bubbles count. These "stubby" growlers don’t hold pressure too well, it seems. Aroma is grassy and soapy. Taste is soapy caramel and not too bitter. Some pine needles appear to save the day! Medium body with a low level of carbonation (probably due to the growler). It wasn’t exactly great but it wasn’t a complete disaster.
czar (4152) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
"extra" @ cascade + upright tasting sessions - ’coz we’re porks. growler. hazy coppre-redddish pour without a head. soapy, citrus, pine and strawberries, earth/dirt, toasted and caramel malts, quite grainy too, slightly buttery too, fruity, some phenols. low carbonation, probably lost bubbles in this low-fill growler, light body - oily, harsh medium long grapefruity finish. unbalanced. DP.
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Growler from VT/Czar, thaks a lot! Pour is hazy dark amber with little white head and little lacing. Aroma of caramel, soapy hops, light grassy notes. Taste is caramel, soapy, very light citrus and piney notes, sweet. Medium-low body and low carb. Drain pour.
tom10101 (2644) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Growler. Shared by czar/VT, thanks guys! Hazy amber/brown with a low off-white head and little lacing. Aroma of caramel, hops and soap. Taste is moderately sweet and heavily soapy with caramel and buttery notes. Low carbonation. Medium body. Alcohol is present. Sub-subpar IPA. Drain pour.
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Growler from czar. Pours an opaque brown amber with a short lived white head. Aroma is sweet, fruity, caramel...and soapy? Flavor is caramel, cereals, fruity (strawberry mostly). Finish is a good hoppy punch, herbal and, unfortunately...soapy, too. Light to medium body, sticky mouthfeel, weak carbonation. Not so good, because it was not all that flavorful, while at the same time being...soapy.
Metalchopz (2209) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to PaleAleRider for this one, straight from the brewery. Pours a hazy amber colour with a beige-yellow head that has good retention and limited lacing. Great aromas of hopd, but not your typical hopbomb. Well mixed with the fruity and caramel malts. Very slight dry mouthfeel. Grainy malt taste with the hop presence, but again, not too crazy. Just right with some grassy notes that lingers. Gets cloudy near the last pour. This is a pretty good brew. Probably one of my favorites so far from this brewery.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange pour with a white year. Aroma is citrus hops and slight caramel grain notes. Flavor is citrus, grapefruit and sweet. Maybe a bit boozy but not overly so. Good beer.
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013-06-29. Dark orange amber body, large foamy beige head. 3++
Aroma is pleasant, moderate hops, lightly leafy and mild malt. Flavour is interesting, moderate alcohol and a fair bit of hoppy bitterness throughout, interesting fruit notes, moderate citrus and resin throughout. 7++ Smooth average plus bodied palate moderate carbonation. I didn’t find it particularly nuanced but quite enjoyable. 32oz Growler via trade with pushkinwow
WilderPegasus (28) - - MAY 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I liked this a lot. Lots of hop flavour and the best IPA brewed in the region. Like all of their beers it could use more carbonation. I’d also prefer if the alcohol was toned down a tad since it wasn’t hidden.