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Brewed by Brick Brewing Company
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Waterloo, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.65   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pintbypint (2973) - Edmonton, Alberta, - SEP 21, 2012
473ml can. Golden pour, hazy, small white cap with a rocky top. Nose has some grains and citrus - orange peel and lemons. Taste is grains, lemon peels, tangy. Light hop aftertaste with very light grapefruit and orange peels, dry. Medium body with average mouthfeel. Doesn’t quite make the cut stylewise, underwhelming in the hop department. An ok beer, drinkable, but I’m not likely to revisit anytime.


1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
swibbo (7) - Marystown, Newfoundland, CANADA - JUL 14, 2015 does not count
Pours a like yellow color, not much head, smells more of malt than hops. Moderate carbonation More of a slightly hopped standard pale ale than a true IPA. It’s better than Alexander Keith’s, but that’s not saying a lot. Hardly any hops at all, and more malt. Don’t get me wrong I like malt balance in an IPA, but the hops should still be in the fore front. More of one of those cheesy "session" IPAs than anything, but not nearly as refreshing. Not the worst beer I’ve had from this company though.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Karol (719) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 29, 2015
Can from LCBO. Overall this tastes like a malty ale. Aroma of malt, earl grey tea and biscuits. Color is copper clear, foam head, pretty stable. Taste is malt, earl grey tea, a bit sour in the back, watery and leaves a sour walnut lingering aftertaste. No hops detectable in any way. A strange recipe. Not an IPA at all.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
markas101 (2027) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2015
473 ml can, Calgary, AB, Canada. Dark amber gold. Frothy head. Floral aroma. Sweet caramel then breadiness and faint resin on the finish.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nostak (2) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2015 does not count
À première vue, la couleur presque ambrée de cette bière amène une distinction qui rappelle celle d’une IPA dite ’’traditionnel’’ . Au gout, le malt caramélisé rajoute un gout de sucre qui se terni par une finale très peu fruité, qui laisse place à une présence de raisin blanc et d’un arrière goût tirant sur un palais métallique et une amertume altérante. Cette bière n’est que frivolité en bouche, qui ne laisse rien de bon qui vaille....

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
Can, LCBO. Bought it because I was feeling nostalgic I guess (I moved from Waterloo 2 years ago). Very clear copper with a foamy white head. Metallic stale malt aroma, mixed with tea. Uh oh. Watery mouthfeel. Burnt toast and tea, bready stale malts, and some earthy hops in finish. This is like the regurgitated nightmare of 10 years of failed Ontario IPA’s all coughed up at once. Talk about nostalgia. Yuck.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RhetoricalAns (617) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
473 mL can. Medium amber copper pour, fairly large foamy off white head. Biscuit malt and light hop aroma. Nothing too distinctive in the taste, more malt than hop.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MarkoR (717) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2015
473 ml can from LCBO. Pours a medium colour with medium foamy head. Aroma is little hops and more malts. Taste is same. IPA? Meh.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Randy4Beer (368) - - DEC 17, 2014
Brassy coloured with thin white head. Light aromas that start with cereal, bready malts, and finish with some grassiness. Light mouth feel. Tastes are light citrus and lighter caramel. An easy to quaff beer, but ultimately forgettable.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Freaky_tiki (789) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
Oh this is bad news. Wasn’t expecting a ’real’ IPA -- ie with hops etc -- with this but the word traditional on the can made me assume they were aiming for an English malt bomb style. But no. What we get here is mud. Nothing pops. Flavour profile is boiled vegetables & vitamin pills. Yuck.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
[6096-20131212] Can. Mild grainy cereal aroma. Clear, orange amber body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Bitter grainy orange paper flavour. Medium body. Average. (6/3/7/3/13) 3.2


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