stantheman (360) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2012 From a 650 ml bottle, into a large stemmed glass. Decent head, but fast disappearing. A nice medium amber color with hops on the nose. Hops and malts on the tongue. Very pleasant and well balanced. Not world class perhaps, but I could drink a lot of this stuff.
v1rgil (150) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours honey brown with thick white head good lacing.
Aroma is citrus and pine hops. Smells sweet.
First sip is creamy citrus fruit and very smooth. Very little bitter or booze.
Aftertaste is sweet hop juice. Much like hop stoopid Very tastey and very easy to drink. Bravo.
Lots of creaminess.
JHunter (622) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light orange colour with a thin white head, nice light floral citrus hop aroma. The flavour is fruity hops and light caramel honey sweetness mixed with a medium bitterness and a nice body. overall enjoyable IPA
Lagerboy (663) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unclear yellow orange,frothy off white head settles and lingers. Mild orange citrus hop aroma. Pleasant pine and orange citrus hop taste, backed by a light caramel maltiness. Average carbonation, light bodied, lightly hopped. Light bitter finish. IPA Light makes it LF (Lagerboy Friendly)
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Single bottle purchased from Willow Park Wine & Spirits in Calgary, AB on 06/22/2012. Colour: Light yellow with light orange and low white head. Nose: Hops are wrapped in a malt blanket of cooked fruit, bbq sauce, and whisp of oak smoke. Taste: Medium sweet, medium bitter, medium sour. The 4 types of malt are quite present, as there is a lead player of caramel that mixes with the hops - but slightly too much which subdues the fine quench of a good hop smattering. A dry fruity finish which eventually leads to some bitterness. Original in its own sense, of which I appreciate.
tiggmtl (4513) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Caramel and honeyed malts are prominent in the lightly grainy nose along with floral and citrus hop notes. Clear, deep, orange-gold body is topped by a light, fine bubbled white head that recedes to the slightest cover with some scant lacing. Flavour follows the nose. Moderate bitterness offsets caramel malts with primarlily floral and lightly spicy hop flavours. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Fits well into the Fernie portfolio at the higher end of the hop spectrum. Snifter. Just above fridge temperature. Bottle purchased at the BCLS at Hellsgate in June 2012.
manuchampions (1217) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear light honey gold with a really wonderful, pillowy off white head. Aroma is honey, some subtle hops and a biscuity malt. Taste is lightly sweet with a nice lemony hop character that surrenders to a wheat cracker malt finish. Bitterness lingers nicely at the end. This is a conundrum. At first I thought it pedestrian but as I enjoy it some complexity is coming forth. Kind of like a step between an English IPA and an American. Pleasant and unassuming.
patricks110 (1212) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light orange with golden brightness in the body. A two finger foamy yellowish head. Light carbonation in the body. The nose has medium hop presence with nice sweet honey and resin notes, light floral and grassy notes and a prominent EK Goldings hop aroma. The taste has light caramel and bready malts, a hint of honey and grapefruit, citrus fruits aplenty. Light biterness on the finish. Overall, a good session IPA, not a hopbomb.
gramity (1054) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a bright golden color with a decent white head. Aroma is citrusy hops with and a touch of sweet malty. Grapefruit on the tongue with the malt coming through towards the end of the sip. Finished bitter but not as bitter as you’d expect for the style. A middle of the pack IPA that would be very suitable for regular quaffing if easily available and priced appropriately.
VerticalBaconStrips (1896) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - APR 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very low expectations were corrected quickly. Amber brew with a small light tan bubbly head and speckle lacing. This is a sweet smelling IPA with rrfg, caramel, orangish things and a solid malty back bone. Man, do I hate reviewing out of this Leffe glass. Smells just good enough even if it’s on the sweet malty side. Taste wise this is an average and fairly simple tasting beer with orange based citrus and solid caramel with a light almost faint soice with the occasional bitter pop up. Short lives bitterness. This is a plain straight forward two characteristic beer that I could drink liters of - gonna check the price again as it might be a great fit for a daily value IPA.