Brewed by County Durham Brewing
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Pickering, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 24, 2008
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yumyum (219) - barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2008
decent brew. Nice hoppiness and mouthfeel. Nothing to get crazy excited about.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RaphaelN (195) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2008
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2008
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2008
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blasphemies (45) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2008
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yarry (528) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2008
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3424) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2008
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 FRANÇAIS 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LadySusan (724) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2008
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2008
Sweaty, catty, citrus grapefruit and orange suggestions to the nose. Clear copper coloured body is topped by a low tan head that recedes slowly to partial cover with excellent lacing. Caramel malts are quite pronounced but blend well with moderate bitterness. Plenty of lingering citrus and grassy hop character in the aftertaste. Very dry in texture with moderate carbonation. Sampled on tap at Caffe Volo during Grey Cup weekend 2007.

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