cfrancis (1769) - Ottawa, Ontario, - JUN 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Straight middle of the road IPA. But done well. Pours a faint copper with a moderate frothy off white top. Aroma is light grapefruit hops and sweet caramel malts. Taste has a moderate grapefruit hop bitterness. Nice earthy sweet malts.
Rastacouere (6042) - 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.
Minderbinder (821) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours clear golden with high white head. Good lacing. Aroma is of malt, fruits, weird hops, citrus, vegetables. Taste is of malt, alcohol, nake weird bitterness, vegetables. The malt is wayyyyy to proeminent. Some flowers. Quite english. Palate: Ligth-medium body. Poor balance. Overall: Malt-oriented IPA. I’d be curious to know what hops were used, to be sure not to use them taht way in an homebrew. Not my kind of beer at all.
Stizz19 (20) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Golden color with very little head. Being from the West Coast of Canada this does not remind me of an IPA, more of a lager haha.
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Crockett (960) - Steelback County, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lemon and cereal wheaty nose. Modest toast. Orange Gold pour. Soapy white head with lacing. Some adjunct caramel flavours. Good depth in bitterness, refreshing but one dimensional.
Eyrish (31) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper honey pour. Fluffy white head, fades with lacing left over. Carbonation commutes busily up the glass. Slight floral hop bouquet. Floral and citrus hop first sip, albeit weak. Malty presence in the end with a pinch of citrus fruit aftertaste. Was wanting more hop flavours. Drinkable for sure. Would be nice on a hot day.
Hateball16 (83) - - MAR 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours fairly clear golden, thin white head, what little there is disappears. Nice hop aroma, not overpowering and mixed with some floral notes and some toffee malt aroma. Snappy carbonation, malty and fruity backbone props up the centre, and mildly bitter hops give some nice balance, culminating in a semi dry but lingering finish. Not nearly as "hoppy" as I would have expected but I did enjoy it.
Gethinbeer (1821) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slight piney hop aroma. Clear golden colour with a thin white head and lace. Subtle hop flavour. Nice bitter bite in the finish. Very nice.
JHunter (626) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a light golden colour with a slim white head. Citrus aroma and Flavour also a light caramel sweetness and a strong bitterness. Not bad but not the best IPA around
MarkQ (57) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Above average IPA... the usual "citrusy" flavor... fairly easy to drink and "hoppy".
Gerbeer (857) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a clear gold with light head and moderate carbonation. Light aromas of floral hops/pine and toasted malts. Not much more on the flavor side though easy to quaff. Slightly more flavorful than a mass produced industrial variant. I just got robbed.