lukin (551) - Ontario, - JUL 8, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can. Pours golden colour. Aroma of malt, honey, light hops. Taste is way too heavy on the sweeter malt side, I got very little hops, syrupy mouthfeel. Not that great.
jksipa (688) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2016
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can from the LCBO. Clear copper colour with a quick fading one finger white head. Nose is mostly malts with honey and biscuit and just a hint of floral hops. Taste follows the nose with a moderate honey and toffee sweetness and only a hint of bitterness. Mouth is quite light and thin with soft carbonation. Not much else to say.
BreWedge (452) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Red Rock Canyon Belleville. Pours a clear amber with a small off-white head. Aromas are sweet malts, honey, and biscuit. Tastes are similar but less sweet than the smell would imply, likely because of a mild hop presence. Thin and somewhat watery, short and mild acidic finish. Not an unpleasant beer but in no way resembles an IPA. If anything, it's an ESB.
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Gluepot (327) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A very sweet, malt dominant beer. Less "IPA like" than Keiths. Not offensive, but also not an IPA as we know it today.
Tranquillity (1695) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. Dark brown body, a bit hazy. The aroma is nice and hoppy, with some sweetness to it. The taste is weird, it’s more like a brown ale than ipa. That’s quite weird. Not even the finish has hops.
luttonm (3967) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can in Toronto. Very weak looking and tasting IPA, clear and light. Mild hops, rather washed out.
swibbo (8) - Marystown, Newfoundland, CANADA - JUL 14, 2015 does not count
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
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.
Karol (738) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 29, 2015
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
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.
markas101 (2220) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
473 ml can, Calgary, AB, Canada. Dark amber gold. Frothy head. Floral aroma. Sweet caramel then breadiness and faint resin on the finish.
Nostak (2) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2015 does not count
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2015 À première vue, la couleur presque ambrée de cette bière amène une distinction qui rappelle celle d’une IPA dite ’’traditionnelle’’ . Au gout, le malt caramélisé rajoute un gout de sucre qui se terni par une finale très peu fruitée, 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....
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
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.