TimE (2586) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 28, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Carried a candy apple-orange pekeoish nose and well hopped body and a dry bitter finish
Lubiere (8243) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2005 slightly hoppy aroma and pale gold in colour. Malty bsicuity taste with mild floral hops, alsmost with fruity qualities, vanilla like and herbaceous. 6-3-6-3-12
Cask version: Golden orange ale with a big bubbled white head. Light floral hops in aroma, restrained. In mouth, llight malt and floral hops, and caramel, more British in style. A bit light to my taste. Night of the YeHaa 2005. 7-4-7-3-13
jercraigs (6477) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale gold colour, with a good sized head. Nice hoopy aroma, very nicely bitter, well balanced with a backbone of malt.
tiggmtl (4516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surprisingly hop aroma is a bit mild on this one. Fine head a finger wide. Cloudy (?) light copper colour. Some lacing. Excellent bitterness. Medium strong body. Sharp and crisp. Enjoyable - but I'm sure I have tasted a better batch of this at DdC... On tap.
Rastacouere (6042) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2008 Cask: Pale yellow with orange tones, clear, more carbonated than average. Floral hops nose, somewhat caramelic. Big grapefruit taste after the Aphrodisiaque (stout), moderate tartness and sweetness. Moderatly bitter end with a very present but not overwhelming hoppy finish.
On cask in August 2008, this was very fresh indeed, strongly floral with tropical fruits complexity and a firm bitterness. highly pleasant and refreshing. Lifting up from 3.3 to 3.8.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 18, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2004 9/18/03Maybe there was a mistake by the bartender in mislabeling this beer or the brewer might have forgotten to ad hops...the second most dispointing Canadian IPA since Alexander Keith's.More of a sub par pale ale than a IPA.3/4/5/3/12
Re-rated 6/4/04 Mondial
Cask: Deep golden in color with a small white lacing around the rim. Perfumy floral aroma. Grassy hop flavor with a slight acidity.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 16, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
beautiful floral hop nose. leaves lots of lace. first sip brings beautiful flavors of apples, oak, slightly bitter but extremely floral hops. more of a softest APA I can recal then an IPA but a great beer. Light, packed with hop flavor, not an IPA but very nice.
CapFlu (4010) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Orange with no head. Hoppy orange with passion fruit nose. Hoppy, orange flavour. Smooth and delightful finish. Love to have again.
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned. Amber in colour. Aroma is hoppy with some grapefruit. Flavour is hoppy, bitter, fruity, slight roastness. Finishes with a nice bitterness.
muzzlehatch (4425) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 17, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I have had little experience with cask IPAs so forgive me; this was just too flat and still for me (yes, I know the carbonation is supposed to be less on cask); it seemed the malt and thick body overwhelmed the hops at the front, though they come through somewhat again. I wish I'd been able to have a second one, though; I believe it might have improved. Provisional rating, I need more cask experience!