kaser (5509) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pour at Park Distillery in Banff. Dark orange with white fluffy head. Dank fruits and apricot. Hoppy and bitter. Just ok
JoeZasada (307) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 2, 2016
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber Bottle. Pours a light-medium reddish amber with a thin white head. Very mild spruce like aroma. Medium-low carbonation. Taste is bitter; bittering hops mainly, notes of spruce and grass. Warms to a mild malt slightly sweet taste. Finish is bitter, grass like, some spruce. Would benefit more with more aromatic and flavouring hops. A very basic IPA. Not bad.
kyzr (1332) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - MAY 1, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper pour from the can with a small white head. Nose of caramel malt with a some pine and grass. Flavor is much the same with a solid malt backbone, light hop bitterness.
alex_leit (1946) - Minsk, BELARUS - APR 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Golden with honey color. Aroma: citrus and fruity fragrance, a little nectar, sweet. Taste: candy, malt, hop bitterness and fruits, not bad.
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can in B.C.: Underwhelming IPA with some unfortunate flavors. It definitely has a malt-forward / yeasty, British-style slant; but even if it were touted as an English-style IPA, it wouldn’t be a good interpretation. Hops are muted, herbal, earthy and musty. Malts are muddled and clunky. Apple-like fruitiness surfaces here and there. Vegetal bitterness lingers in the aftertaste. Appearance was decent (color, clarity, head and lace). Mouthfeel was a bit cloying, but not bothersome. Definitely not my cup of beer.
cfrancis (3063) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Reimer for this. Pours clear copper with a small white top. Aroma is light caramel malts with earthy pine hops. Taste is a nice swell of pine hops with a nicely balanced caramel malts. Easy drinking, would be in my rotation of regular offerings in my fridge is it was available around me.
UXO (1406) - CANADA - JUL 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: clear pale amber with three fingers of rocky ivory head, good retention and moderate patchy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: pine, citrus, caramel malt. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (6/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, moderate duration bitter finish. (3/5)
Fairly standard A/IPA - it’s not bad, but the hops could stand to be brighter. I’d like to try this fresh on tap some time, but in bottles there are better options at similar pricing. (12/20)
presario (4902) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Textbook fruity-hop IPA. A basic pub staple. Not the seasonal, special or extreme but the steady companion. She could use a little more perfume, aroma hops.
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly hazy copper with a medium sized white head that doesn’t last too long but leaves a decent amount of lace on that glass. Aroma is caramel malt, pine and grapefruit(i remember this being much fuller of an Aroma on tap, maybe this is an old bottle). Flavour is is pine, resin, some grapefruit, sweet pale malts, caramel notes and a moderately dry finish. Overall I remember loving the Keg I got of this but this bottle isn’t quite up to where the fresh Keg was.
BeerAndPonies (171) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 7, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
355 ml can from Fernie’s twelve-pack sampler, served in a dual-level flute glass. Pours a handsomely clear, bright orange-tinged amber, lightly carbonated, with a bone-white meringue head and bubbly lace islands. Nose is primarily fresh, citrusy hops; grapefruit, lime, and lemon in abundance. The flavor pulls back just a little, so the citrus is well-presented without being jarring or prickly-piney, and an additional bit of sweetness rounds the edges off the sour snap very nicely. Body is thin, but the finish is clean and lightly dry. One of my favorite pale ales to date - very well-made (here in Canada!) and eminently drinkable and enjoyable. I have yet to encounter a dud brew from Fernie, and I hope their great track record remains solid.