pushkinwow (1821) - Ottawa, Ontario, - 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.
Gluepot (31) - CANADA - FEB 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
spiced rye and fruit in the nose. A medium-thin head with lacing. Very tasty rye IPA featuring grapefruit and lemon in the hops, a touch of pepper and other spices and the added punch of partial replacement of barley with rye. Really nice balance in the hops, with a little bite on top of the fruity aspects.
solidfunk (2801) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - 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.
blankboy (5745) - 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.
jercraigs (7319) - 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.
asheft (2427) - 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.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear orange pour with a white head. Aroma is resinous hops, spicy grain, maybe a bit of citrus. Flavor is a bit on the spicy dank side but this is a nice well balanced beer. Easy drinker and not overly bitter.
czar (3683) - 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 (2887) - 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 (2797) - 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
Nilz (331) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - 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!