dandeman (784) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2012 Aroma: Citrus, lemon, grapefruit and a bit of banana. Hoppy floral accents as well. Very complex nose.
Appearance: Hazy blond with small particles. Head is generous, white, mostly lasting and average lacing.
Taste: Grapefruit and citrus are dominant. Cascade is working well. Hops are very dry and cutting. Bitterness is strong and powerful but it’s also easy to drink. Very well balanced and complex. Tasting more like an IPA than a pale ale. Makes a good upgraded everyday beer.
Re tasted from cask at Vice-Versa in Montreal on October 6th 2012: Aromas are sticking out more with more cereal and floral accents than bottle. Color is a little bit darker, almost gold. Head is marvelous and holding very long. Flavors are same as bottle but a bit more faded. Still a very good APA. Worth trying in cask at V-V.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
341mL thanks to JulienHuxley. Pours clear golden with a bunch of yeast chunkies after sediment is accidently dumped in. Probably should force carbonate these hoppy styles. Large, rockier, off-white head. Impressive retention. Soapy, webby lace. Nose is sugary kumquat, sharp walnuts, cinnamon, sharp apple pie. Taste is very nutty, dry, Brasil nut skins. Too bad.
Reynolds314 (3236) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of the better non american APAs that I have tried. Nice floral, grassy hops that have a slight citrus kick as well. Clean malts and yeast let the hops really shine.
Ernesto987 (5299) - Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very light and refreshing. Good herbal citrus aromas. Light finish, light sweetness, good pale ale
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint at Bateau de Nuit. Hazy yellow gold. Meringue-like cap. Huge floral and citrus burst of taste. A mix of grapefruit bitterness and sweet citrus. Maybe pomegranate bitter? Aroma is more floral and citrus forward. Lemon lime. Muted pine. Some fresh cut grass in there too. Perfect dry finish.
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Toronto Fest of Beer. Pale golden orange pour. The nose is a little bit hoppy with a nice fresh orange peel aroma. A little bit fruity. Decent pale ale
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
6.0% ABV (as written in the bottle
I tried this beer on July 20, 2012 at "Bar Volo" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a clouded golden yellow colour with a thick, long lasting rocky white head. The aroma was citrusy hops, grainy malt, and herbs and spices (I sear it was marijuana). The mouthfeel was medium bodied with mild carbonation. The flavour was citrusy with hints of crunchy vegetables.
BeerGolem (769) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 341 ml. Pours hazy yellow with nice thick frothy white head. Some lacing. Aroma and flavour: very strong hops, pineapple, spices and pine. Taste is mostly bitter. Medium bodied with strong carbonation. Refreshing and highly drinkable. Very pleasant hoppy beer!
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - JUN 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy yellow with a thick white head. Smells very nice very strong hops . The Amarillo really comes through in the aroma, as well as the cascade. Tastes nice very citrus and bitter. Lots of grapefruit. Very fresh and crisp. Great brew.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, from my Minneapolis Town Hall glass. Thanks Dany!!! Pours hazy gold, thick white head, lacing is above-average. Nose is clean grain, with light sour cream notes, along with tropical fruit, persimmon, grapefruit, pineapple, spice, and lemon, really pretty nose! Flavours of soapy hops, persimmon, pineapple, grapefruit, and lemon rind. Spice and cream in the finish. Really nice, but a touch overly bitter for an APA.