Tricker (239) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bière blonde de 5.5 % d’alcool. Bonne au goût, légèrement amère. Je n’ai pas goûté l’aspect fruité comme en faisait mention la description de la bouteille. Cependant, un léger goût de lime et de citron était perceptible. Long col au versement.
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
341 ml bottle. Pours deep copper in colour, with nice big frothy, off white head. Lots of lacing. Aroma and taste are of both big sweet caramel malts and floral citrusy hops. Pretty good APA!
manuchampions (1219) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from trade (thanks CFrancis). Pours a medium copper with half inch of persistent off white head. Aroma is sweet malt mixed with some sharp hops. Taste is cereal grain malt that finishes brightly with a welcome bitterness. Decent overall hop profile for an APA, some honey in the finish as well as bitter hops. Solid for style.
Gorbalev (2870) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thank you again Colin and Kendra!! Hazy darker yellow, small bubbly white head. Aroma a bit weak - some fruity hops. Taste is excellent - very fruity malt first and then citrus hop taste, tinny middle, long fruity hop finish. Really lingers. Sort of quenches your thirst and then makes you want another sip right away. Lots of flavour in this classic APA style. A bit watery. Not DDC’s most earth shattering moment, but damn if they didn’t just knock the APA style out of the park with a bit of a one off effort.
pushkinwow (1562) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
341ml bottle. Pours a pale lightly hazy gold, small white head that quickly disappears into light lacing. Aroma of hops, coriander, some lemon and a bit of citrus - maybe grapefruit. Nice carbonation and a medium bodied mouthfeel, light taste at first, builds to a medium bitterness, nice soapy coating, then fades. Very good for an APA, would call it more of an IPA but either way its tasty.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 23, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clearish golden to amber beer wearing a lasting, sticky white head. Rather grainy smell in which a fair share of citrusy, grapefruity hops find their way. Gets more perfumey as it warms up. In mouth, malts feel a bit breadier, but still mostly grainy ad simplistics while the American hops keep on their efficient citrus aromatics while providing plenty of salty, leafy bitterness. Very straightforward and with an air of been there done that, but it’s not an ale that tries to reinvent the wheel either. Fair.
blankboy (5603) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My bottle [341ml] shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus. Pours a clear golden-orange with an average size diminishing frothy white head. Aroma: Yeah, that smells alright, there’s a good amount of grassy hops along with caramel malt and citrus fruit. Flavour’s just a touch watery, simple, and not as hoppy as I’d like but it’s still nice and enjoyable to drink. Decent long bitter finish. Average to medium bodied. Overall a pretty good APA.
GonZoBeeR (2752) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance:Clear orange,good head...
Flavor:Caramel mixed with good grapefruit hops flavor....
garthicus (2469) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 15, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Many thanks to Blankboy. Appearance: Copper orange with a decent white head. Aroma: Grassy hops with a mild mango tone to it, vanilla and hay, mild strawberry in there too. Flavour: Bran, hay, strawberry, yeasty and a long grassy finish.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Dieu du Ciel. Pours a lightly hazy golden orange with a medium sized beige head. Soft caramel, big malt and a touch of hops. Nice and earthy hop presence. Malty and a bit toasty. Sweet, moving into a large earthy bitter finish.