Freaky_tiki (709) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve been eager to get my fingerprints on a bottle of this for awhile but my local LCBOs have been too eager to fill the shelves with Creemore retreads & Granville Island misfires. But finally I found a 4 pack today. My first thought is this may not be the freshest find (& we know the rapid half-life of hoppy IPAs) & the dating system on the bottle baffles me. Regardless, it is a pretty pour in the glass, all mandarin orange with a nice cushion of foam on top. Aroma is a bit muted but the taste is mango, squeezed grapefruit & some other nice tropical hop voodoo that makes me smile. Id like to retry this on tap & with a fresher batch because I can sense time has slightly degraded it. The bottom line here is this an IPA that puts out (i.e. hoppy).
stantheman (705) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 27, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at St Augustine’s in Vancouver. A pale Amber beer with a bit of white head. Citrus hop nose. This is a lightly and delicately hopped beer, and not at all what I’ve become accustomed to in the newer IPA style. It’s a pleasant brew, no mistake, but previous reviews notwithstanding, I’m gonna have to be a holdout on this one. 3.
Yuanyuan (2) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 24, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ryan made me drink this beer. It has a strong aroma which smells so well. I’m a beer idiot. It’s a little too bitter for me. The colour is very beautiful, it looks like caramel.
pictoman (727) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from the tap. Cloudy orange with minimal white head. Aroma very citrusy hop. Taste much more resinous. Medium body.
jksipa (477) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Cloudy medium orange with a good sized off white head that recedes gradually leaving some sparse lace. Lots of tropical fruit, pine resin and toffee on the nose with grapefruit, pineapple, orange rind and melon appearing. Great level of bitterness from start to finish with the citrus being the focus. Well balanced with a light honey and toffee sweetness. Medium+ slick body with medium carbonation and a great long dry finish. Need to pick up significantly more of this next time I am in Montreal.
Gerbeer (2221) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours Amber with light head. Aromas of tropical fruit, oranges, and resin. Flavors of bitter oranges, gooseberries, pineapple, and biscuity malts. Resiny, long bitter finish. Nice.
dagimp (786) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a bottle in Commerce Bar in Montréal. Pours a beautiful orange hue. Little white head. Fantastic grapefruit aroma. Mothfeel was somewhat thick with too much carbonation. Taste was straight grapefruit. Fantastic flavor. Didn’t know either of the Brewers when I ordered this so it was sort of a blind tasting. And boy did it hold up.
CapFlu (4719) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 19, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thin, quick dissipating frothy white head atop an orange sediment filled body. Nose of orange and green tea. Flavour is remarkably smooth - somewhat more tart with a Seville orange mid-palate but overall a remarkable beer. Purchased at Metro Liquors University Heights for around $4.50 for a 355ml bottle.
knickskicks (835) - - APR 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden, white head. Nose is pine, skunky, tropical fruits. Taste is melon, very piney, resin, lasting bitter finish. Oily mouthfeel with dry finish.
FROMTHEBOTTLE (26) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
341ml bottle. Pour is golden with thin head. Solid lacing atop an almost translucent, slightly hazy beer. Aromas of grapefruit, pine resin and orange peel.Solid bitterness with every sip. Overall a very solid, but not exceptional, IPA.