fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can, from LCBO
Light amber color. Some aroma of malt, caramel and hop. The malt flavor is partially good, with decent hopping, simple but strong enough and with a lemony trace.
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught. Amber and bright, with a loose head. Indistinct but slightly fruity hops. The hops are again indistinct on the palate, being drowned out by the weed in the Kensington Market air, rather than complementing it. The malts have a light caramel taste and some slightly mushroomy character.
Lubiere (9303) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A golden IPA with a thin lacing off white head. In aroma, a smooth biscuit malt with a light fruity ester, and smooth floral British hops. In mouth, a smooth caramel malt with light floral hops, butterscotch notes, light citrus notes, OK. On tap at Wellington Gastropub, June 19, 2012.
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint at Dominion in Queen. Clear golden pour topped by a huge rocky white head. The nose lightly fruity with a bit of grapefruit and some light citrus. Do
Some lightly fruity esters and a little bit of lean pale malt. Clean with a nice crackery character to the malts. Itís pretty light for an IPA though - more of a pale ale, but not a bad one at all. Light bodied with a moderate bitterness. Hops are citrus and some red current sort of fruit flavour.
Sammy (8026) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The hops are here, but not greatly drinkable. What hops used? Orange citrus, just does;t hit the spot. Some hop aroma. Fast dissipating white head on light orange body. Tingling mouthfeel.
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2012 2012-04-14. Crisp amber body, small white head and lace. 3+ Flavour is pleasant, mild hoppy character is mildly leafy and green, very light bitterness, muddled resin in finish with something else... odd malt character? 6+ Modest hoppy aroma, leafy green hops and light fruit, mild malt, muted caramel. 6+ Smooth average palate. IPA? Just something about the way it all comes together that I do not care for. 6/3/6/3/12 On tap at Brydens, Toronto
2011-10-30. Crisp dark golden orange body, small white head. 3+ Green tea like hops have a lightly herbaceous character to them. 5+ Mild bitterness, similar tea like hops. Average bodied palate. Not to my tastes. 5/3/5/3/11 Cask Days 2011, Toronto
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can 473 ml
Aroma aromatic, clean hop feel with citrus side . soft supporting malts.7+
Appearance pours amber with mid white top.
Flavor and Palate : medium bodied. Clean, frontal citrus with some dryness on walls. Some woody elements at finish. Refreshing ale.
Rastacouere (6106) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can bought a week ago at LCBO. Crystal clear honey with initially vigorous carbonation that settles down and so does its initially very healthy foam. Herbal, fairly green nose with delicious lemon notes is not extravagant, but held well together. In mouth, biscuity malts provide gentle love handles that never quite reach caramel territory, but round out the ensemble. The hops are to the front albeit perhaps not to the levels en vogue these days - here, the flavours are toward orange, lemon and a fair hint of vegetal green. The bitterness cuts through any sweetness promptly, lingering with arugula peppery green dryness. Easey-drinking IPA that is not the most intense, but not dull either. Its main weakness lies in its mouthfeel from my perspective. The carbonation feels forced and the malts a bit loose, the water being perhaps a little softer than is usual for hoppy brews, leaving an impression of a lack of tightness and a texture that feels too lean for its residual sugar levels.
DuffMan (6079) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
So I bought this can in Kingston and then lugged it all the way to the maritimes to drink while visiting my parents in this virtual wasteland of beer that is northern New Brunswick, only to find that I can buy it at Trackside in Medicine Hat as of last week. <sigh>. Slightly hazy golden with a persistent white head. Aroma is nicely hoppy, good citrus with some grassy green elements. Flavours of straw-like malts, rather thin in the body with citric bitterness in the finish. A lighter IPA, maybe really an APA, but not bad.
HogTownHarry (5977) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught pint at the launch event at Burger Bar, February 4, 2012. Looks nice - bright clear refractive amber-tinged gold with a solid lasting creamy/frothy off-white head, nice lacing. Aroma is on the mild side, leafy/grainy and slightly dry, hints at sweetness but seems pretty neutral - more pale ale-ish (6+). Taste is quite grainy, with a nice balancing acidic non-aggressive hopping level - reminds me a bit of the very first batch of Church Key Grains of Wrath - not much alcohol - good pale ale. Average body, chewy, light astringency, decent carbonation, with a medium-length leafy bitter finish, no unpleasant aftertaste - solid stuff, glad I didnít have it at Cask Days!!