UXO (871) - CANADA - AUG 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: slightly hazy medium gold with one finger of loose white head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: pithy citrus, pine, floral, pale malt. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderately strong bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium body tending slightly to the watery, moderate carbonation, off-dry lingering bitter finish. (4/5)
Not bad at all! More like an A/IPA than an APA, perhaps, but as I’ve observed on more than one occasion, the finer points of the distinction between those two styles continues to elude me. Sufficed to say this thing has lots of fragrant hop aroma, backed up by a decent but not overwhelming bitterness on the tongue, and in particular on the finish. A bit simplistic, perhaps, but ultimately it’s clean and pleasant. (16/20)
dresden (1177) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden orange. Citrusy hops. Taste is sharp citrus on a very sweet malt beer. IT’s pretty one dimensional here, but it’s pretty nice.
marcusketchup (6) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great bitter mixed with a balanced floral and grain taste. The appearance is cloudy, like most of IPA.
Beardbeerman (272) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden topped by a huge frothy head showing great retention and leaving big chunky lacing. The nose is fresh with big floral hops and some light caramel. The taste is bold and hoppy with dense floral notes, with again, some light caramel coming through at the end. The brew hold decent carbonation and feels full on the palate. It finishes low and slow with the hops lingering though a mellow bitterness. Pretty nice product. Cheers!
Franckg (527) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Goût de houblons, orange et cantaloup. Gros punch d’agrumes au début mais le tout se dissipe rapidement vers une finale sèche, amère et fade.
HippyHop (477) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is murky orange with a massive cap that lasts forever and leaves a bit of lace. Nose is pine/floral hops, light citrus, and a surprising amount of yeast as it warms. For a beer that’s all about the hops, it’s a little lacking in terms of distinction, though not in bitterness. Nice diversion from my usual citrus/tropical fruit hop bombs, though.
Stoned99 (545) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from IGA. Aroma: pine, grapefruit. App: gold, nice big long lasting carbonation, clear with white-tanned head. Taste: medium to heavy bitterness with some sweetness. pines, a little bit of grapefruit, expect more because of the smell. Palate: light body, thin and oily texture, nice carbonation and bitter finish. Overall: Not really a complex IPA, a little bit too much straight to the point. I prefer my IPAs with more complexity and more fruits than this one. Though, another not bad IPA from Quebec.
Spab (2845) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle from St. Nicholas Metro. Pours a murky golden orange with big, creamy cream-coloured head and lots of pretty large floaties. Aroma is resinous, grassy and a little citrusy with a bit of malty sweetness. Flavour is dominated by punchy resiny/grassy/citrusy hops; a little sweet, fruit malt is in there too. Reasonably bitter finish. Solid.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3346) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Houblonniere is A nice slightly cloudy copper gold with a thick beige head. It had hoppy green c-hops, hop pellet and pine aroma. Very bitter but clean, some dankness lots of pine and a bit of caramel malts. A solid hop forward APA that is almost an IPA.
Ester_ (121) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber colour with a medium head. Aromas of herbaceous and resinous hops, yeast and a little bit of malt. Flavours of herbaceous hops, yeast and resinous hops. Hops bitterness in the end.
Ambrée, moyen col de mousse. Arômes de houblons herbacés et résineux, levure et un peu malt. Saveur de houblons herbacés, levure, houblon résineux. Fin de bouche: amertume âpre de houblon.