gramity (1600) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2011
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap. Clear golden with no head. Aroma was weak with some bready, malty notes and a very light hop presence for the style. Taste was also weak. Grassy, malts, and some faint citrusy and floral hops.
Thin mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.
Overall pretty disappointed in this beer. I can barely agree with calling it an IPA as the IBUs were shamefully low. Big Rock: you can do better!
Spab (3294) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
341 ml bottle from Beer Store. Pours a clear orange/gold with the thinnest of white caps. Aroma is quite mild - bready malt, honey/appleish sweetness. Flavour of cereal grains and some honey and fruitiness; not much on the hop front. Body is medium. Uninspiring.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 30, 2011
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours clear golden yellow, thin white head, lacing is spotty to poor. Nose is grassy citrus hops and clean grain. Very light nose, think of a very light APA, and then dial it down a bit. The hop notes that are present are pleasant and fresh enough, but there isn’t much to be had, very delicate. Flavours are very lightly spicy/bitter, grapefruit rind, clean grain. Very light, very dull. This was supposed to be the "new" IPA that was more PNW in style and much hoppier than the old Pale. I was left very underwhelmed and disappointed. Timid IPAs like this won’t win you any friends or customers.
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 23, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Single bottle purchased from Crowfoot Liqour Store on 03/03/2011. Colour: Dark yellow and light brown....combined. Medium creamy white head. Nose: roasty malt, butter cream, seasoning salt, fresh baking. Delicious! Taste: Medium sweet, medium-light bitter, medium-light sour. Toast with just a shade of marmalade, and burnt hops that grip hold mid-palate and take over long after finished. Great stuff.
Fred82 (2138) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
341ml bottle labelled "Pale Ale" thanks to my friend Bruno.
Appearance : Clear mahogany with small head that goes away fast.
Aroma : Some malt, some grain. Light honey with a little bit of hops.
Taste : Malt and slight honey. Some grain with some hops on the finish. Finish is slightly bitter and quite dry. Slightly astringent. Notes of soap on the finish.
Overall : Nose is weak and not very inviting. Taste is also quite weak but not that bad. Finish has a light unwanted astringency that limit the drinkability. Not good at all.
Elkas (213) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
341ml bottle from The Beer Store. A yellow fizzy beer. This is an ale? Dissapointing.
Strangebrewer (1134) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Poured clear copper with a thin white head. The aroma is light, a slight yeasty wheat grain smell. Medium bodied, dry palate with moderate carbonation. Sweet bready malt flavour with some grapefruit notes. Light bitter finish.
Listigovers (855) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
it’s okay, not an india pale ale by any stretchh. Clean and refreshing with enough hops for flavour, but not enough fr the style.
pootzboy (1689) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle: golden pour, smallish white cap with modest retention,weak lacing. Aroma is weal as well for a micro pale. some light fruit and cerial tones and some other funky cardboard notes. Thin mouthfeel, fiszzy, light malt up front and some minor hop presense, taste pretty much as it smess. Fast clean finish.
I drank oceans of this in Calgary whe the Rock was the only micro in town...revisiting this beer documents their downfall into macro brewer wimpishness.
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - SEP 27, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer as far as IPA’s go was a pretty big let down. Porus a deep golden colour with a short lived head. Aroma of dehydrated hops, cardboard malts, and crushed apples. The flavour is an exact reflection of that. It’s sort of interesting, a kind of refreshing, but really nothing special...at all, there traditional ale is considerably better.