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


on tap

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
lukin (540) - Ontario, - JUL 8, 2012
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gluepot (239) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2015
A very sweet, malt dominant beer. Less "IPA like" than Keiths. Not offensive, but also not an IPA as we know it today.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Tranquillity (1577) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2015
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luttonm (3416) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Can in Toronto. Very weak looking and tasting IPA, clear and light. Mild hops, rather washed out.

   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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Karol (729) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
markas101 (2085) - 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.

   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
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....

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RhetoricalAns (666) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MarkoR (812) - 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.

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