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

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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BINGEBOT (240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2007
Smells sweet and soap/perfume-like. Odd. Minimal white head. Pale colour. Hoppy (as one would expect). Slightly bitter aftertaste. Generally not very appealing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2007 [224-20060304] Tap @ Volo (Toronto, ON). Hoppy lemon citrus aroma. Clear, light orange red body with some small centralized bubbles and a medium-lasting off-white creamy head. Taste has a very bitter hoppy bite with lemon and light astringency. Medium palate, fairly bitter after. Blending is OK but not fond of afterbite. (7/3/6/3/13) 3.2

[720B-20070928] Tap @ C’est What 2007 FOSB (Toronto, ON). Apricot wheat fruit aroma has funky yeast. Slightly hazy, orange amber body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Alcoholic fruit wheat yeast flavour, some grapefruit hops. Medium body, very bitter. Nice bitterness, weird yeast qualities. (6/3/7/3/13) 3.2

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5987) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2007
on tap @ Beer Bistro Toronto. One of the better Canadian IPA’s I’ve encountered. Pine hop flavor withcitrus presence. Pretty smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2007
on tap at volo--- pours golden red copper color with pinky sized white head. Smells piney hops, some fruits long lasting bitter flavor relatively smooth,, starts piney with a touch of citrus and bitter flavor sets in very well balanced, and very nice lacing.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robinvboyer (3128) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2007 I’m a big fan of hops, but not insane hops, and this is right up my alley. Beautiful aroma of citrus, and hops. nice bitterness, but not too much bitterness, just enough to keep you comming back for more. I often have this at the Beer Bistro during my lunch! awesome stuff! Hey Durham, BOTTLE THIS!!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2009 On tap at the Victory Cafe - came a clear copper colour with a foamy head that was gone pretty quickly. Aroma very nice, citrus hoppiness with a good amount of malt, also I picked up a touch of yeast/bread. Flavour mainly hoppy, grapefruit and lemon, but with some earthiness or woodiness along with a refreshing bitterness in the finish that was very pleasant and balancing - many of the brewery’s beers have this similar taste and it is something that I really enjoy. Great character in this one, and a solid local IPA. Bottle it. Update - tried this again tonight and realized this is one of the best IPAs on offer in Ontario right now. If they bottled this, it would have a general listing in my fridge.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2006
On tap at C’est What. Jeez, I like everything I’ve tasted from this brewery. Have been craving a good IPA, and this quenched it nicely. Nice pile of hops cut with a touch of malt. A hint of citrus and a wonderful bitter tang left behind in the mouth.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2006
sampled @ bierBistro in Toronto. Nice hoppy aroma in a caramel colour. Well balanced, and a little punchy, with pine hops and citrus squeezes. Yum! This place, btw, kick ass.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beergut111 (210) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 22, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2007 A good IPA. Nicely balanced. The needle bar handle is really cool as well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 15, 2006
(draught at Smokeless Joe) Hazy medium gold / light amber. Pine/citrus hops aroma. Lovely hops flavor with enough malt to balance; well on the way to imperial IPA territory.


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