Lubiere (10734) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hazed golden ale with a thin creamy off white head. Nice pungeant floral hops in aroma ove rlight caramel malt. In mouth, a classy hoppy APA with floral hops, white grapefruits, a bit lighter than expected but very good. On tap at V&V, August 15 2010.
Beerhunter111 (9446) - Hasborn, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Trübes dunkelgoldenes Bier mit ordentlicher weißer Schaumkrone. Geruch hopfig, Eistee, malzig. Geschmack sehr hopfig, bitter, fruchtig, Grapefruit, Citrus.
Sammy (9240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Superior pale, creamy orange flavour, very drinkable appetite creator. Lots of foam head on light orange. Hop aroma. Nice bitterness. A six-pack please.
GT2 (9132) - San Diego County, 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.
JoeMcPhee (8819) - 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
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2011 My Bottom Line:
Snappy citrusy hops develop plenty of resinous bitterness, as pale cereals are cushiony enough to support the alpha explosion until the very end. Intense for an American Pale Ale, but I can’t complain when such beautiful flavors are put together. What’s in a name?
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the hazy yellow gold.
-The body is crisp enough to make this an easy drinker and the sustained hop bitterness enhances the refreshment factor.
-The nose is very citrusy, and perhaps a tad milky. Couldn’t quite get my nose around that part of the beer too well...
-There are so few hop bombs in the province of Quebec; and this one is quenching too! APA or IPA? I don’t care. I want another pint.
Bottles, and on tap at V&V.
jercraigs (8276) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013-10-05. Lightly hazy dark yellow body with a small frothy white head. Aroma is moderate with a bit of grassy green hops. Flavour is fairly bitter, pithy lemon and grapefruit hop character. Average bodied palate, moderate carbonation. Enjoyable. On cask at Beaus Oktoberfest, Vankleek Hill
j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Vice et Versa. Pours a very hazy gold with a medium sized white head. Looks like a hefe. Citrus and ginger on the nose, light pine. Earthy with citrus and a little ginger. Turns into a slightly grainy finish where the grain note grows bigger as it lingers.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[5896-20131005] Cask. Fragrant orange and tangerine hops aroma. Clear, orange brown body with a quick bubbly white head. Bitter orange peel and tangerine toast flavour. Medium body is fairly bitter. Very nice. (8/3/8/4/15) 3.8
(@ Beaus Oktoberfest 2013, Vankleek Hill, ON)
Radek Kliber (6586) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma solid clean , crisp strong citrus sided hop feel. Light hint of alcohol. Floral feel. Clean and refreshing.7+
Appearance straw hay golden look with medium white top. Sparse lace.3+
Flavor and Palate : Plenty of leafy, green hop with peppery follow up. Thinner in body. Slight harshness followed. Quiet dry.