cyrenaica (943) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
C’est What? (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
June 15, 2012
The beer poured a hazed dark gold with a 1" foamy light tan head. The aroma was strong citrus hops (I could smell them while the beer was 3 feet away from me), some grains (although not very rye like), and some spices. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour is heavy on the grapefruit flavours with a nice malt balance, and some zestiness. I can see why this is being hailed as one of the best IPAs in Ontario.
jjarovi (55) - markham, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
More PA than belgian or IPA - the dryness is there but it’s missing some balance or body. Bitterns is ok but not full or interesting, more sharp than balanced.
sseb69 (1354) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
En fût au Wellington Gastro Pub. 6.6%. Couleur ambrée, mousse beige pâle. Arôme de malt, poivre, houblons, et agrumes. En bouche, fraîche, pamplemousse, agrumes, herbes, seigle, très florale. Finale poivrée, amère et agrumeuse. Excellente et la meilleure RyePA que j’ai bu jusqu’à aujourd’hui.
matt7215 (2071) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
341ml bottle from jsprime. deep ornage with a tan head. huge pungent hoppy nose. the flavour is hop forward, lighter then the appearance would lead you to believe. the finish is super bitter and astringent. 2 note, not complex enough. its good, its not great.
Tessic (784) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This rye ale poured a cloudy amber colour with a creamy, tan coloured head. Light lacing. To the nose there are scents of grass, pineapple, spruce and bread. First swig was very creamy with flavours of citrus and grass hops. Finish is very bitter but not too overpowering. Palate is just like eating a pile of fresh cut grass.
MrManning (1982) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep hazed chestnut with a creamy beige cap of cream puff head. Plenty of lace and head retention to talk about. Spicy nose hints at vanilla, wood, the floral side of hops, burnt sugar. Very high bitterness with balancing malt sweetness is enjoyable. Medium/full body with astringent bitter and spicy finish. An excellent effort.
aquenne (2) - Paris, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2012 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Winking Judge in Hamilton. Full body, tastes of toffee, dark crystal to brown malt. Earthy, dank hops, fairly bitter. Carbonation seemed a touch high for the style replaced some of the bite of the bittering hops.
rejtable (1047) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at black tomato. Pours orange with a small initial head and huge lacing. Up front some toffee with some pine and peach in the background. Long bitter finish and medium carbonation. Well done!
solidfunk (2587) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A wonderful smell on this one. Has lots of fruity hops, some cherry even. Pours ruby clear with low lacing and low carbonation, a little head. Although the taste doesnt live up to the smell, theres some good veins of rye, hops and grainy bitter here. On cask at volos.
cfrancis (2014) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice butterscotch toffee brown with a healthy white frothy top. Aroma is a great earthy/pine hoppiness with the sweet toffee from the malt. Taste is a bold up front pine hop flavouring with a good amount of bitterness. Followed by a sweet toffee and butterscotch back end with some earthiness of the malt to round it out.