rederic (2790) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown-amber color, with a good foamy white head, sweet caramel malt, leafy, hop flowers, even piney note, with some floral aromas follow through on a medium- bodied palate with a piney, leafy accents, with some malty notes of malt caramel, than the hop expression emerges with a nice but not to strong bitter finish.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A clear, filtered deep ruby leaning orange, topped by a smallish white head. Fully rounded crystals run galore from the soft breadiness to tougher and sweeter biscuity, almost nutty overtones. Various citrus fruit hints from the hops which floweriness may be the dominant aspect. Surprisingly elegant bitterness that definitely improves drinkability rather than contributing astringence, well focused aromatic qualities, no wateriness despite the slight airiness among the full body, ponctuated with slow-witted carbonation that still does its job. An archetypal well constructed IPA that keeps its fresh juicy hop focus or simply what happens when every single ingredient finds its little spot to call home.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 16, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a reddish amber color with a diminishing white head. The aroma is dominated by a strong orange element that surely comes from the Cascade hops, there is also some underlying caramel malt. Very good orangey hops flavor with solid caramel malt, the finish is of course bitter but, surprisingly, the bitterness is not overpowering for a 104 IBU beer. The body is light to medium with an oily texture and low carbonation. The carbonation feels a bit low, which seems to be the only negative aspect of the beer, it is a very well made IPA.
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2005 The Lure:
Burgeoning flowery hops yield orange-y fruitiness. The perfume is a tantalizing hop kaleidoscope which even benefits from earthy and caramel malts. Blossoming, a fireworks display.
Flowers in full bloom, oranges freshly pressed, caramel and peaches in a loving stare. Hop bitterness is surprisingly palatable for its size, this is as well-integrated as Bedondaine’s Amère Veilleuse. A hugely vibrant hop session.
Running through a sunflower field.