Lubiere (9035) - 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.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013-10-06. Orange body with smallish white head. 3+ Pleasant hoppy aroma with notes of grassy mild citrus. Flavour is fairly bitter - more so than I expected - light grainy rye and mild citrus hops throughout. Finish is ever so slightly astringent at times. Average plus is suitably carbonated. Lacks the depth of some other IPAs but is quite flavorful and quaffable. Growler from the brewery.
blankboy (5616) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Pours a hazy copper-gold with an average size long-lasting frothy white head and some lacing on the glass. Nice aroma of rye malt, a good amount of hops, grain and some fruit. Flavour follows the aroma with rye malt, citrus hops, grain and fruit and finishes with a moderate to big bitter finish. Medium bodied. Really good stuff.
czar (3268) - 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 (2870) - 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 (2698) - 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
probstblueribbon (2623) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Half pint at Loon. Very cloudy deep golden, frail white rim. Strong peppery, citrus, oranges, juicy, lightly resinous, some sweet, sugar caramel, nice. Medium body, loose, very relaxed effervescence. Strong resin, pepper, citrus, fairly sweet malts, juicy, pretty nice; dry with fairly strong bitterness and a long, citrusy, fruity finish. Nice stuff.
solidfunk (2592) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice rye pale ale. Nice tangerine scent on top here. Pours cloudy orange with decent head and lacing. Bitter finish. Nice underlying sweet malt. Good, well balanced package. Tap at brewery.
asheft (2372) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[on tap at brewery opening]
Butterscotch caramel, sucre-creme aroma that develops into sweet citrus hops and fermentation esters. Almost clear dark gold under white wisps and a ring. Spicy and bitter rye flavour that develops into sweet caramel and then some diacetyl. Citrus hops. Dry with a balance on the bitter side, but not overly. Light body, medium carbonation, moderate to medium bitter finish. Clean and almost crisp.
cfrancis (2016) - 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.