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


on tap


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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwoeltje (2233) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2007 Draught at C’est What. The tap handle for this was a syringe full of hops, so along with the name, I knew to expect big hops and that’s what I got. Really nice aromatic, light piney/citrusy hops, with a big presence. A decent amount of malt balances it out. Reminds me of a bolder, hoppier Tankhouse Ale. Mild-moderate bitterness in the finish, quite sessionable. This a really nice and supremely drinkable IPA and like other here have mentioned, it good to be finally getting these beers from Ontario brewers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2006
Draught @ beerbistro: Another honest IPA from an Ontario brewer? Huzzah! Pours a great copper with a removable head. Aroma of hops, pine, and some citrus; excellent! The flavour is top notch with a burst of hops that makes way for a melange of flavours including roasted malts alongside the citrus and pine I found in the scent. Heavy on the hops, as I’d hoped, but quite well balanced with the more subtle supporting flavours. Loved it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2006
On tap at the Black Tomato, Ottawa, Gold orange ale with a thin white head.. Aroma of floral piney hops,with light berry notes. In mouth, a good biscuitty malt with classy floral hops. Medium bodied. A good IPA, but not as hoppy as the name suggest (but for Ontario standards, pretty decent).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nekronos (4111) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 15, 2006
Too hopy for me, it was very well brewed, very dark, good foam and not annoying but too bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2006
On tap at <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/ontario/ target=blank>The Volo in Toronto. Golden amber in colour, dissipating off-white head, some lace. The aroma is quite floral, some sweet caramel malts, light lemon. The large amounts of floral hops carry over to the flavour, some light orange citrus, caramel malt balance. Bitter dry mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes with some moderate hop bitterness, floral and dry. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2006
<!-- b -->Cask.<!-- /b --> Cloudy amber w/ small ring of of tan foam. Fresh, citrusy, piny hop aroma w/ notes of caramel & toffee. Thick, chewy feel. Big hoppy flavour but well-supported w/ lots of sweet malt. Finish was bitter & dry, but also mildly green & leafy w/ notes of tobacco & tea.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2006
On tap at Volo. Aroma of piney, citrus hops, with some malt too. Light copper, small custard head. Taste starts off very hoppy, a fine malty backbone soon presents itself. Medium bodied, well balanced between the sweet malt and it’s appreciated bitterness. Really fine example. Kudos to Ralph for inspiring the brewer!

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