Metalchopz (2012) - Cantley, Quebec, - JAN 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tried this beer on tap and on cask tonight at the Glebe brewpub (now at 5.8% ABV). Pours a dark amber colour with a creamy light beige head that has great retention and thick patchy lace. Smells like their typical grain malt, but with some caramel and mild hops. Slightly creamy mouthfeel because of the everlasting head. Nice dryness in the finish, but not too crazy. Perfumy malt taste with sweet caramel and the grapefruit hop kicking in the finish. Decent bitterness with an above average strength. Notes of nuts. Seems like more roasted malts than most IPA, but ends up balancing the hop very well. CASK: Unfiltered, smaller foamy head, wet mouthfeel. Fruity malt at first. Bitterness takes a long time to kick in. Nuttier finish. More flavours. More aromas of dark fruits, nut, coffee and roasted malt. Less bitterness. Interesting to try both, side-by-side.
probstblueribbon (2621) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint at the Bank St location. Deep clear copper with a smallish greenish-light tan head. Decent caramel, lighter brown sugar, hints of butterscotch, some decent floral/pine/resin hop notes, British. Medium body, somewhat relaxed effervescence. Quite malt forward with fair Ringwood character, decent earth/floral/fruity hops; dry with nice bitterness and a rich malty finish.
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
[4392-20120421] Cask. Toasted pineapple charcoal aroma. Slightly hazy, brown amber body with no lasting head. Toasted mango fruit juice continues in the flavour with some leafy green hops. Medium body. Fair. (5/2/5/3/10) 2.5
(#18 IPA Challenge @ Volo, Toronto, ON)
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012-04-21. Very hazy dark orange body, small frothy off-white head. 3+ Modest aroma, light orange, tangerine, leafy hop character grows. 6+ Flavour is similar, mild citrus melange under a leafy green hop layer. 6+ Smooth average plus palate. Probably the best beer I have had from Clocktower, enjoyable. Cask at Volo IPA Challenge
JoeMcPhee (8054) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at 2012 Volo IPA Challenge. Deep golden amber pour. The nose is a bit fruity and chewy. Stone fruit and a bit of fruit. Black current and a touch of lingering bittering. Fruity.
cfrancis (2014) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark amber brown with a small off white top. Aroma is faint pine hops and toffee. Taste is more bitterness than a malt profile and hop flavouring. I think they got the bittering hops right but forgot about the flavouring.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The IPA is back after 4 years! A reddish maber IPA with a thin off white head. In aroma, pleasant fragrant c-hops, with citrusy notes, quite nice. In mouth, a classy IPA with biscuitty malts, cascade hops, very smooth and subdued, some sweetness in finale, a bit lighter bodied but good. On tap at brewpub, Feb. 1 2011.
Sammy (7715) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
NOTE: THis is a very different beer than their regular bitter. The clear winner in their lineup, worked out great on cask. Only lightly cold, they are learning from Montreal. Grapefruit colour with big foamy head, decent bitter taste with even some C-hop taste, creamy with lots of lace. Medium mouthfeel. Malty more than hoppy aroma.