Nilz (221) - Glasgow, - FEB 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from the brewery, nice looking somewhat cloudy gold with a white foamy head. Aromas of hops and malt. Taste is an abundance of hops and citrus notes. I rather liked this Guy!
czar (2232) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
sampled on tap at brewery. pale but bright golden pour with a frothy white head, good retention and lacing. grainy, lemony, citrusy, peppery, zesty and lightly piney and floral, lightly boozy, hint of toastiness. average carbonation - small bubbles, creamy mouthfeel, although light body. short to medium long citrusy and spicy finish. good balance. enjoyed it!
Gorbalev (2823) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from the brewery. Dark hazy yellow, small white head. Fruity, grainy aroma - quite nice. Taste is terrific - a solid amount of citrus hops mixed perfectly with a ton of rye malt. I love these rye IPA’s when done this well. While not a rye beer specifically, this reminded me of Great Divide Hercules, which is a big compliment. Very sessionable. A great introduction to this brewery.
GRM (2488) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample, 4-ounce, on the premise, savoured on November 29 2012; eye: golden amber, clear, no effervescence, tiny ring of off-white head; nose: rye, spices, light soap-gum, light pine; mouth: rye, spices, light soap-gum, light pine, finale in soap-gum with presence of rye, medium body, good carbonation, mildly bitter, lightly silky and lightly harsh texture; overall: fine
Échantillon, 4 onces, sur place, savourée le 29 novembre 2012; œil : ambré doré, limpide, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse blanc cassé; nez : seigle, épices, léger gomme-savon, léger pin; bouche : seigle, épices, léger gomme-savon, léger pin, finale en gomme-savon avec présence de seigle, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation, moyennement amère, texture légèrement soyeuse et légèrement rugueuse; en résumé : bien
piscator34 (1799) - 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 (174) - 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 (18) - - 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 (811) - 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 (8243) - 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 (174) - 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.