probstblueribbon (3722) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
341 ml bottle in a mixed pack from TBS, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Clear deep amber with a fair light tan head.
Aroma: Surprising, very leafy, very green, almost wet or fresh, raw hops, resinous, a touch peppery, not exactly pleasant, hints of a biscuit/bread crust/toast backbone, vegetal, odd.
Palate: Medium body, very relaxed effervescence.
Flav.: Still has a pervasive “raw” hop profile, though somewhat more subdued in mouth, oddly leafy, green, vegetal, slightly peppery, the malts are way in the distance, strange; dry with some bitterness and an amazingly abrupt finish that leaves traces of malt and green salad.
This damages “IPA” more than Keith’s. Blech.
dresden (1475) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 18, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I wasn’t expecting much, and it’s a good thing I wasn’t. Slightly dark with maybe a bit of an orange hue. No real aroma to speak of. A bit more bitter than their other beers, but not really an IPA in my books.
Hammy78 (961) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on draft at Moxie’s in Burlington Ontario Canada. Pours a light copper colour, white head and layers of lacing. Smells lightly hoppy. Nice hop bitter taste. Piney aftertaste as well.
patricks110 (2425) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 27, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had this one in July, 2007. Forgotten tasting notes. The pour is a bright copper with a thick finger of beige head. A nose of sweet grain and a light hop, grass and caramel with an overall blandness. The taste is sweet and crisp with a minor hop bitterness and grainy, grassy malts. Very boring and bland overall, but a good beer for a BBQ.
northropfrye (3290) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 22, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Faint aroma. Pale appearance, slightly orange. Taste is a little bitter and then yeasty. Inoffensive, but not a real flavourful IPA.
dreamflower (772) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle shared with northropfrye. smells slightly sweet. appearance is very clear and pretty. taste is bitter yet smooth. a thirst-quenching beer. i like it all right.
Metalchopz (3095) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Originally rated July 2006. First thing I noticed on the label, is that it is only written Pale Ale and not India Pale Ale. Pours a clear golden-amber colour with a decent off-white head that leaves very nice lacing all-around. Not much carbonation. The nose is pretty nice with some bread and spices. The mouthfeel is a bit sticky. Grain malt is present in the taste with some mild bitterness in the finish. Now that they have changed the name from IPA to Pale Ale, this one is good.
reebtogi (5731) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 22, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
341mL bottle poured golden with some orange hues with small white head and no lacing. Aroma is hay and cereal and possibly some citrus. Taste is light sweet malt up front with a light hoppy presence in the finish. A very mild Pale Ale, a little disappointed.
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Moxies chain in Toronto. Pour golden orange syrupy consistency with little to no head. Aroma quite sweet caramel, mild UK hops not overly pleasing. Taste sickly sweet with mild hop profile. MF slick medium body ok carb. Wasn’t a very good brew unfortuanate.
TracksideBeer (34) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 30, 2011
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Let me say first that I’m disappointed. I really like Big Rock, I support Alberta brewing. I’m happy they have invested in the Kasper Shultz line to branch out from their regular brews. Anyway, golden orange coloring with hardly any head in the glass. Starts simple at first with hardly any hops and finishes with a strong straw or hay flavor. I picture straw a horse has been using as a bed for weeks. Urgh.