radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Orange-amber in colour with a thin off-white coloured head, light lacing. Aroma is has some caramel sweetness, cherries, cake. Flavour is quite bitter, a bit watery, some caramel malt sweetness, dark fruits. Thin bitter mouthfeel, medium/light body, moderate carbonation.
Finishes long, bitter.
Not the greatest, harsh at times.
341ml bottle purchased at La Trappe a Fromage in Gatineau, Quebec.
Opened on May 7, 2010.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Hazy honey amber body with an off white head and light retention. Grapefruit with light spices hop character lightly faded. hints of pine and fruit, with a duller grain note and a bitter finish.
czar (3239) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2011 pours coppery-orange with a decent off-white head, retention/lacing. caramel malts and cascade - that’s what this beer is all about withtout it being sweet. taste has also demerara, fruitiness and medium hopping - sprucey, peppery and floral. average carbonation, light to medium body, medium long sprucey-grapefruity finish. thanks and good luck to SIMPLE MALT (brasseurs illimités’ new brand name).
Sammy (7709) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Ken for bringing back this pleasant pale. Noticeably hoppy flavour. Some C-hop aroma from a grapefruit coloured body, with siginificant off-white foam and some head. Good drinkability.A little astringent finish.
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dull amber brown with a lovely but short lived head and some lace. Curious, sickly-sweet aroma... curious sickly sweet taste. Strange esthery malting steals the spotlight from anything the hops have to say, moderate carbonation & average body, very odd and not at all the APA it claims to be. Thanks to Boutip for sending this as a bonus beer!
GonZoBeeR (2751) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma:caramel and hopy...
Appearance:Clear amber,good head...
Flavor:Grapefruit hops,light caramel...
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 23, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I fear that perhaps this might not be the freshest bottle. Dried herbs, paper, and metal in the aroma. Flavor is more of the same and rather unbalanced. Sweetness gets a bit cloying with a fairly strong, earthy hop bitterness that is not really integrated with the rest of it.
blankboy (5603) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle [341ml] shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus -- c/o HogTownHarry. Pours a clear golden-orange with an average size lasting creamy off-white head. Nice aroma of caramel malt, yeast and floral/spicy hops. Sweet flavour of light spicy hops, citrus fruit and caramel malt. Quite a bitter finish. Medium bodied. Pretty good.
cfrancis (2014) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber brown with white head and nice lacing. Aroma is hop and caramel. Taste is big on hop, small on caramel with a smooth bitterness in the aftertaste. Super beer, I’ll be heading back to pick up another case.
DenisLD (87) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Clear dark amber/light brown body, with some lively bubbles and a foamy beige head. Looks more like and English pale ale, as far as the colour goes.
Aroma: Fairly hoppy, with a floral feel to it. Some resinous pine notes; a hint of citrus, and a pretty good caramel maltiness. A touch of dark fruits, maybe cherries or plums.
Taste: Starts out with a decent hop bite, I think I’m picking up that Centenial hop taste. There is a moderately strong, caramel-like sweetness, with a touch of grain. The finish is bittersweet and floral, with a little bit of woodiness to it.
Mouthfeel: Medium body to it, maybe a bit lighter than medium. Very crisp. Some very nice lively carbonation, which only enhances the drinkability in my opinion. The alcohol isn’t noticeable, considering it’s 6.1%
Overall, this is a very tasty session ale that might just become one of my go-to pale ales!