Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dry-hopped, rather potent hop lotion where hop leaves where still visible from the cask serving.
Extremely easy to drink. Pleasant citrusy notions. Highly pleasant bready malts make an excellent basis for the hops to shine on. Cracker-like chewiness- rather bright and certainly very clean also. Surprisingly high level of bitterness grow form sip to sip.
Rather unappealing appearance, totally headless and full of hop residues. No oiliness despite having fresh hops in the glass, it lacks any trace of fresh perfumey, floral hop aromas. Alcohol feels much higher (6.5-7%) than it really is.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 24, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at C’est What? OUTSTANDING! Lots of pine and citrus grapefruit aromas. The intense hop flavor is great. This seems like a much stronger beer than the 5.45 ABV belies. Long lingering tongue drying palate.
yumyum (221) - barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
decent brew. Nice hoppiness and mouthfeel. Nothing to get crazy excited about.
RaphaelN (195) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Volo. This one took me by surprise. Besides DFH and Stone Ruination, all the others IPAs I have had to date have been very thin and unbalanced in its bitterness. This one makes a fine IPA. Very floral aromas. The taste follows a similar bouquet with plenty of hops and bread. A fantastic beer!
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at C’est what? Copper liquid is topped with a frothy beige cap. The aroma is heavy citric hops(mostly grapefruit)with some pine, followed by bready, cookie dough and caramel. Taste is bright cirtus rind hops, fresh leafy greens and pine with some butterscotch and caramel sweetness. This is quite dry and chalky, and finishes bitter and and tasty. I wish it was available near me!
JoeMcPhee (9244) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Beer Bistro and Volo. Copper coloured brew. Aroma is loaded with pine and sweet grapefruity citrus. Lean crisp malts with a bit of breadiness as well. Flavour is quite nice. Good balance of pine and malt with a firm bitterness on the back. Lingering piny resinousness. Excellent IPA.
Blasphemies (45) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Bow&Arrow. Clear dark copper colour. Very hoppy taste, bitter with a dry finish. Do not put ketchup on your fires and go back and have a sip of this, you will feel the hops take over your face.
yarry (528) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint at Volo
A coppery brown beer a lacy head. It smells very much of floral and citrus hop notes. The taste is very hoppy, crisp and clean with a very nice dry finish. If you love hops, as I do, this beer is stellar! It somewhat reminds me of Anchor Brewings Liberty Ale
GRM (3642) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught, at The Black Tomato in Ottawa; eye: amber with a reddish hue, clear, no effervescence, tiny ring of beige head; nose: lots of fresh hops; mouth: start with fresh hops, grapefruit, caramelized malt, finale in hops with a good presence of caramelized malt, medium body, mild astringency; overall: quite good
En fût, bue chez The Black Tomato à Ottawa; oeil : ambrée avec une teinte rougeâtre, claire, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse beige; nez : beaucoup de houblon tranchant frais; bouche : attaque en houblon tranchant, pamplemousse, malt caramélisé, finale en houblon tranchant avec une bonne présence de malt caramélisé, corps moyen, astringence moyenne; en résumé : pas mal bon
LadySusan (756) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Black Tomato in Ottawa. The color is amber with a beige head and some lace. The aoroma and taste is of hops of course, but also a taste of sweet caramel and spicies and fruits. You can feel just a wee bit of bitterness. Looking forward to having more of this one.