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Brewed by County Durham Brewing
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Pickering, Canada

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (2898) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2008
Cask at Cest What, bright orange honey gold color, with a small creamy white head, with a light floral hop citrusy, grapefruit nose with some mild leafy, piney, accents, with a faint toasty malt aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, fruity character of ripe apples, with a nice citrusy, lime flowery hop leafiness, should be more hoppy than that, leading towards a fruity, lemony, leafy hop bittering finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5212) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2008
Cask @ Volo. Hazy orange like peach juice color with cask-frothed cap. Total citrus nose with pith, juice, and orange blossom. Clean and yummy. Cask mouthfeel is naturally aerated and supremely quaffable. Brilliantly pithy flavors like juiced pith. Not in the least bit overwhelming. Simply gorgeous!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2008
Cask. Vibrant flaxen-tan colour. Big, floral, citrusy dry hop aroma is thoroughly appetizing. Perfectly conditioned cask, with a rich, pithy bitterness. Lots of grapefruit, light wood, and scant but breezy malt backing. Very little to complain about here!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrManning (2003) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2008
Cask at C’est what- Served to me a slightly hazed orange with a thin and lacy eggshell cap. Nose of fresh,leafy, right of the vine hops....hops hops hops.........perfume, lemon and grapefruit with a bit of bread crust and earthy malts. I like the fresh hop aroma. I wasn’t as sold on the flavour, but it was still good. Again, the fresh hops are the main star.....grapefruit pith and citrus flavours...leafy greens lead to mango and then lead to a bit of bready malty sweetness. Fucking creamy as hell, I could drink this by the gallon. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (6172) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 27, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2008 Cask at Volo and C’est What? in Toronto. Smooth as silk from the handpump. Nice golden malt flavor with caramel and fruit. Great hops all the way from nose to finish. Aromatic and bitter. fabulously hoppy but keeps the balance all the way through. Enjoyable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rastacouere (6122) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2008
Objectively speaking: A less bright and darker IPA example than the hop addict though I did not try this one from the hand-pull.
I like: Confidently straightforward. Simple, but assumingly so. Citrus oriented IPA of obvious American lineage. Light-bodied and easy to drink.
I dislike: Does not have the pleasant freshness of its hop addict peer. Headless. Rather murky appearance. Rather astringent hop bite. Dull malt base.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yumyum (210) - barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2008
from cast at c’est what. pours dark golden colour with great aroma. Grassy with hint of citrus. Very slmooth drink especiallly since it was from a cask. Very nice summer brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 24, 2008
Cask version on tap at C’est What? Incredible green freshly mown yard grass aroma. Outstanding smoothness. Banana-gold hazy yellow with a big white head. Surprisingly large head for a cask beer! This is flat-out delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (2992) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2008
on tap at volo. Huge hop aroma, but it doesnt smell of just american high alpha hops, i think there is a crap load of english hops in there too, some goldings,maybe some fuggles. Great citrus, aromas, and even a tad skunky, because of the huge aroums of hops, its a good thing. NIce and bitter in the finish, a great IPA, not hwat i’m used to with the big american IPA’s, but its excellent.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blasphemies (45) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2008
draught from cask: cloudy dark yellow. Has that fruity hop aroma you want. Nice hops with some grapefruit. This is the stuff. Might be rated higher next time I try it. Man I am dying to have another.


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