Creemore Springs Mad & Noisy Hops & Bolts India Pale Lager
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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Mad & Noisy is a new small batch series from Creemore Springs Brewery, named after the two rivers that merge and flow through the village of Creemore. The first release is Hops & Bolts India Pale Lager, a Czech twist on an English IPA. Hops & Bolts IPL is a bit lighter than an IPA, but a bit fuller than your golden lager, featuring a pithy bitterness that blends to a silky balancing malt sweetness. In the glass, you’ll see a slight unfiltered haze which settles to a bright orange-cedar colour and a dense, lingering off-white head. The big hoppy aroma features a blend of light tropical fruits and bold piney and grassy notes.

samzim's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
samzim (150) - Ontario, - APR 22, 2014
Scent of malt, hops, and citrus. Clear rich orange colour. Flavour of burnt sugar, yeast, hops, and molasses. Medium in bitterness, body, and carbonation. A beer that is greater than the sum of its parts - quite refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
veronneaupy (111) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2014
Grains et amertume au nez. Le goût ne laisse place qu'à l'amertume. Une finale qui s'estompe vite. Belle étiquette pour un produit très commercial. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
punkska101 (855) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
bottle from local IGA grocery store A: light citrusy, dark caramel close to grappy. app: hazy dark copper white head. excellent lacing t/p: med body with bitter and average long finish.o: not good. more a marketing strategy than a good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hammy78 (725) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2014
Can picked up at the Dundurn LCBO. Pours a virtually clear copper, massive white head, tons of lace. Nose is malt and a bit of tangerine. Tastes sweet, malty, a bit of hope bitterness that is not super well rounded. I expected a little bit of a different brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Karol (599) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 6, 2014
Can bought atthe LCBO in Toronto/Canada. A blind buy. It got me curious when I saw "india pale lager" on the can. Overall a good thirst killer. Malty and hoppy aroma, hazy amber copper color, good stablemoff white head, malty and bitter hops taste, watery but refreshing. A good beer, would drink another one for sure. And the label on the can is beautifully designed!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tricker (271) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
Bière rousse de 5.3 % d’alcool. Elle possède un odorat amer et un col moyen mousseux au versement. Elle possède un goût amer très fort en bouche, mais avec une finale comme du beurre. Elle possède aussi une amertume en finale, mais avec un aspect de torréfaction également. J’aime bien !

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mike5326 (807) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Poured from a tap. Murky golden color, small white head. Sweat rotten fruit aroma. Medium body with a mild fruit flavor and a strong bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SuperTiti33 (456) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2014
Ambrée. Très légère. Un peu malté. Légère amertume. Fruité. Simple. Étanche-soif.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (3078) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2014
Bouteille de 625ml. Une bière dorée brune avec un peu trouble, une belle mousse qui fait une dentelle. Un nez de caramel et de houblon sucré. Une bouche de caramel avec un houblon vert avec une touche sucrée qui laisse place à une amertume puissante à la limite astringeante.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mathieuc (1166) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
Pours a lightly hazy copper with a thin white head that leaves some good lacing. Nose is earthy but also a fresh herbs over a light (and slightly weird) fruity background. Taste is not too sweet and lightly bitter (more than your usual macro swill). Flavors are a lightly smoky (?), fruity (not quite tropical) and ends on some lightly bitter caramel notes. Some fresh cereals. Body is light to medium, carbonation aggressive. Not a disaster but definitely not up to par with some of the other IPLs out there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
VincentDamon (308) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
Petite nouveauté dans nos épiceries du Québec, que j’avais hâte de goûter. Visuel (étiquette) plutôt original et intrigant il faut dire avec le dessin énigmatique. La bière elle-même est cuivrée, rougeâtre, et sa mousse est généreuse. Nez de sucre et de malt qui n’a rien de très spécial d’emblée. En bouche maintenant, c’est déjà plus intéressant : bonne amertume : houblons herbeux et malt grillé : ça rappelle un peu la Sam Adams, mais en plus fort. Petit côté sucré bien, mais le tout manque un peu de singularité. Bel essai tout de même : bière désaltérante qui plaira aux amateurs de houblons mais qui ne les impressionnera tout de même pas... Cheers!

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