piscator34 (1863) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler sample via BreWedge. Gold in colour with moderate carbonation. Aromas are of orange peel, vanilla, caramel, and spicy grain. Interesting contrast in the mouth between creamy and peppery malts, along with some sweet orange, spruce, herbal hop notes. Firm bitterness. Solid overall.
Phatman (176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler from brewery. Pours a dark golden straw colour. Thin head but that’s how i poured it... Light citrus aroma, with some spiciness mixed in there, oranges. Initial flavour is late coming, hold it in your mouth for a fraction of a second until the fun bus arrives. Not a total "hop bomb", which is in it’s favour for me. hoppy bitterness builds gradually, pine, citrus, all in there but with a peppery depth that puts a pleasant twist on the IPA formula. Great mouthfeel, not over carbonated. Would, as always, love a cask version!
WilderPegasus (28) - - JAN 12, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great smell with all the usual American IPA aromas. Hazy golden colour with a tall thin head that dissipates quickly. Could use more carbonation but has solid citrus and pine flavours with a rye backbone.
rejtable (1121) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mini growler from brewery. Pours cloudy orange with almost no head or lacing. Nose is grapefruit. Aromas are very light citrus up front, some very light rye spice in the middle and a light piney hop bite on the end. Taste is light sweet and a light bitter finish. Mouth is very light, and little carbonation. Decent enough beer, but really nothing special.
Lubiere (9301) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From 32 on. growler. Pours a pale golden ale with light haziness and a thin off white head. In aroma, a nice caramel malt with citrusy hops, citrus pulp, very fruity. In mouth, a smooth herbal hops meets fruity caramel malt, a bit light but quaffable.
BreWedge (250) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Absinthe Ottawa. Pours a light amber with a thick but small white head. Aroma is sweet pineapple and piny resin. Taste is subtle sweet pineapple, dominant citrus (grapefruit), and pine resin. Rich, creamy mouthfeel with a mid-range lingering bitter finish. Nice IPA.
sseb69 (1393) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Groeler acheté à BTP. Couleur ambrée, mousse blanche, Arôme de houblon frais et malt, ça s’annonce bien. En bouche, le seigle est présent en masse, balancé avec l’importante quantité de houblon au arômes d’agrumes. Elle est pleine de saveurs et en même temps se boit bien...très bien. Finale avec un amertume et du seigle, qui donne des notes de poivre doux par moment. Excellente RyePA.
cfrancis (2094) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours foggy orange gold with small carbonation and a white ring. Aroma is citrus hop and spicey rye malt. Taste is a really nice blast of citrus hop bitterness with orange and the spice from the rye but seems lacking in the mouthfeel and depth. Great beer though that makes me want to keep drinking.
pushkinwow (1805) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small growler fill from the brewpub on day 3 of business. This one has a little more carbonation on initial pour then the imperial version. Clear and somewhat light amber with a biege head that fades to a nice rim around the glass. Get some rye with light resin and a bit of lemon zest, bittersweet malt, bit of caramel. Moderate to light body, mild but pleasant carbonation, slight bitterness and dryness with some malt and light resin on the finish. So this has promise but it seems like it lacks a bit of depth in terms of flavour and complexity that leaves me feeling slightly cheated and wanting more from the beer. But hey you gota start somewhere so that is ok.
Hungarian_G (87) - - DEC 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2012 Pours a clear, coppery orange with a thin, pure white head of creamy foam. Nice lacing with short retention. Immediate and strong aroma of grapefruit, followed by other citrus fruits and herbal hops. Taste is a great balance between citrusy hops and the unique taste of malted rye. Nice carbonation and mouthfeel with a short floral hoppy aftertaste. A very nice and unique IPA. Next... the Imperial Super Rye Guy! I’m anticipating greatness! Cheers!