HopsandBolts (126) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the LCBO.
Appearance: Pours a clear golden copper colour with two fingers of white head and little retention.
Aroma: Malt, barley, straw, yeast.
Flavours: Caramel malt, barley, butterscotch, biscuit.
Mouthfeel: Thin with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A nice pale ale with lots of malt aroma and flavour. I can see this might not be to some people’s liking if you were expecting lots of hops. However, I really like the malt and think they have done a nice job with this one.
BreWedge (341) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Dem Bones Belleville. Pours a light clear gold with a thin but even head. Aromas are pale malts and biscuit. Tastes are biscuit and a little bit of caramel. Also brings a nice little hoppy punch at the end. Medium body and medium bitter finish. Really nice little pale ale.
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KansaiBeerLvrs (2516) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at my uncle’s place how cool is that? A clear honey gold holds a nice rich malty aroma. A surprisingly hoppy taste, light pine that slowly build in bitterness. Clean and simple. This was the end of the keg.
Ferris (5234) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - Smells of pale malts and some a weird off note. Clear copper with a nice head. Grains and light earthy bittering hops. Although something odd in the nose, is tastes just fine for an English style pale ale. Doesn’t quite have the oomph required for an APA.
CRock (76) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
An above average pale ale. Refreshing and goes down easy so great for cottage weekends when you’re drinking all day.
Canmoore (293) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear and golden, with a very thin head. Aroma notes include apple, caramel, lightly roasted malts. Tasting notes include apple, caramel, and a bitter finish. This is a very drinkable beer, nice!
mnurda (1162) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Cest What in Toronto. Copper colour. Malty caramel. Good tasting. Very drinkable
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Metalchopz (2446) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Finally get a chance to try this one (as I forgot to pick it up all these years). Bomber from the LCBO. Pours a slight hazy golden-amber colour with a frothy warm cap, good retention and creamy-foam lacing. Sweet malty nose with hints of honey at first, but the toasty caramel malts and biscuit come out giving hints of butterscotch. Not much hop in the aromas, but found in the taste covering the milder malts. This gives the wet mouthfeel a little dryness. Refreshing flagship beer, but a little light for today’s Pale Ale standards. More malty than hoppy.
jksipa (427) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the Beer Store. Pours a cloudy pale orange with a big white head. Nose is toasted malts, biscuit some very light citrus notes. Sweet malt start and subdued caramel and citrus. Only minor bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation. Needs a little more character.
shaynsawchuk (578) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 mL bottle. Pours an orange tinged gold with a lacy white head. Biscuit, toasty grain, caramel, beeswax, citrus peel and a touch of woodiness. Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Mildly sweet all over, a nice bit of bittering hops and a sticky finish. Good sessionable beer.