BeerandBlues2 (7466) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Calgary International Beer Fest. Pours clear copper with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is herbal and spicy hops, toast and cracker malt, and peach fruity esters. Flavor is toast malt, oxidized (paper), medium hops and bitterness, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Eyrish (42) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lovely creamy head. honey Colour, with moderate carbonation. Lace for days. Mild hoppy nose, citrus tones... excites me, could this be brilliant? Smooth- Malt forward IPA (boo) Lacking the luster of some west coast IPA’s i have grown to love. Finishes bitter, but not the delicate bitter I was expecting. Better than some, but I was expecting more. Stamp of a cats ass... looks can be deceiving.
wintyguy (68) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very sessionable IPA. Easy drinking. NIce head recedes quickly. Fruity aromas and flavours. West Coast IPA style. Great BC brew!!
JenConCol (25) - - JAN 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hoppy nose with hints of grapefruit and faint caramel. Golden amber in colour with one inch foamy head. Nice mouthfeel with hints of orange peel. Very good
RyanE (98) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is pale orange. Good lacing on the glass. Distinct hop aroma and kind of floral. Promanent bitter hops. Balance is tipped heavily toward the hop side. Oily, medium body with very long finish.
WheatKing (744) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yeah fiulijn has summed up perfectly how I feel about this beer. Definitely an American style but no outstanding hop characteristics other than the usual citrus, no resins, a definite "by the book" IPA that’s not off in any way but has nothing new to offer. Glad I tried it, though.
TheRatKing (53) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to tulip. Pour a nice somewhat hazy amber with half a finger of head, which seems disinclined to dissipate in any hurry. Aroma is of a very nicely hopped IPA; citrus and resin, though it seems to disappear after a few moments. Taste is hoppy as promised, bitter grapefruit, pine, mandarin, a bit of sweet malt on the back end though not enough to really balance it out. Fairly rich mouthfeel, carbonation is excellent and creamy. A pretty good IPA in my opinion, hopheads especially would like it though others who favour a bit more balance might find it too dry. I am one of the latter, but I am enjoying it well enough this once, so I’d say give it a shot no matter what camp you are in.
stuckinprague (43) - - SEP 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is doughy, with citrus hops maybe a hint of pine. Taste is rich amber and caramel malt rounded with grapefruit hops. There’s a bit of orange peel in there, a touch of resin or pine. Nice bitterness to end, hits the tip of the tongue nice. medium bodied. I really like this beer. It is very classic for a IPA, nothing special but still very good. Yum.
fiulijn (12360) - Malmö, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Central City Liquor Store, Surrey
Hazy light amber color. Mild aroma, some cereals, light malt. Pleasant flavor of grainy malts; it has a correct bitterness, not much vibe from the hops too.
Not a modern IPA, it could be a traditional one.
dfearnley (349) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650mL bottle to punt glass
Aroma of caramelalts, alcohol, and grapefruit. Colour is amber with an off white head. Taste is malty throughout with a nice hoppy bitterness.