GRM (2691) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample, at the brewery, savoured May 22 2010; eye: amber, clear, no effervescence, nice creamy white head, average lacing; nose: hops, caramel, grain, grapefruit, citrusy; mouth: resinous hops, light caramel, light orange, grapefruit, good carbonation, finale in resinous hops with presence of grain, medium body, lightly grainy texture, light astringency; overall: quite likable
Échantillon, bue à la brasserie, savourée le 22 mai 2010; œil : ambrée, claire, pas d’effervescence, belle mousse blanche crémeuse, dentelle moyenne; nez : houblon, caramel, grain, pamplemousse, citrique; bouche : houblon résineux, léger caramel, léger orange, pamplemousse, bonne carbonatation, finale en houblon résineux avec présence de grain, corps moyen, texture légèrement granuleuse, légère astringence; en résumé : bien aimé
GonZoBeeR (2752) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewey...
Aroma:Good grapefruit hops aroma...
Flavor:Good grapefruit hops flavor,light caramel...
asheft (2372) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
[on tap at The Manx in Ottawa]
Potent grapefruit aroma with some caramel and a hint of butterscotch/diacetyl. Clear (colour missing from notes) with a lasting, thin white ring. Quite bitter up front and sort of salty from the hops with moderate caramel and subtle toast accents. The bitterness lasts and the citrus flavour is only in the background. Light body, quite bitter in the finish, moderate carbonation.
Trev (1772) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle says West Coast Pale Ale.
Fruity, slightly yeasty aroma.
flavour is a slightly funky fruity thing, medium biscuity malt and some floral and citrus hop in the finish.,
RaphaelN (195) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Volo. Bitter unbalanced IPA. A good IPA is a difficult feat to accomplish. The balance between the bitter and flowery sweet profile is not easy to accomplish. Churchkey did not meet that threshold. Thin body, some sweetness,. But the powerful hop bitterness overrules this brew.
garthicus (2469) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Volo. Nice golden brown colour. Aroma: Some hops and grain. Flavour: Bitter and citrus, hops and fruit. It’s an enjoyable brew indeed and I look forward to hitting Jeff up for some more!!!
matt7215 (2071) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on cask at volo cask days 2008. golden with a tight white ring. moderately hopped but lack themalt backbone i really love in IPA’s. not bad in anyway but this one did not shine on a day filled with well hopped brews. i just found the malt profile to be a bit lacking and the palate was a touch thin. i would have this again but i didnt go back for seconds on this day.
AmicusBeer (19) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Volo. Excellent pale ale. Average maltiness but above average hoppiness.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2012 Amber and hazy. Piney, earthy and a little bit caramelly aroma. Moderate bitterness and some earthy, slightly citrusy character. Ok, but not as bright as I’d prefer.
Beershine (5177) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Smokeless Joe. Amber, slight haze, lovely thick head had a smiley face in it, some lacing. Aromatic hoppy nose, with orange pith. Served a little too cold. Soft mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Refreshing citrusy, zesty, and plum juice flavors. Reasonably long but with a thin finish. Just enough sweetness. Not huge but it is solid, good, refreshing, and mildly fruity.