fiulijn (13070) - MalmŲ, 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.
BeerandBlues2 (8576) - 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.
DuffMan (5828) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I would have called this "One Man Wolfpack"í, but thatís just me. Shared this one with Parksy, as usual. Nice orange amber, slightly hazy, with a medium off white head. Aroma is sweet with notes of guava and tangerine. Flavours are similar, with some slightly earthy undertones. Not very assertive in any direction really. A little thin in the malt department, and a little tame in the hops department. This beer isnít bad or offensive or poorly constructed, it just isnít very much of anything. An IPA thatís just okay for me.
tiggmtl (4548) - 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.
Borresteijn (4160) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
66cl Bottle, thanks H&T! Clear light-amber colour, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, malts, some floral hops, bit of resin, classical American IPA. Flavour is medium-sweet, malty, caramel, some resin and grass, light-bitter floral finish. Light-bodied. Decent, but boring IPA.
reebtogi (3718) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle pours a bright golden color with a 2 finger white head which retains quite well and settles to leave a nice thin lattice on the glass. Aroma is light citrus hops with some light malts. Taste is grapefruit bitterness with an underlying light malty sweetness. A decent india pale ale that was about average for the style.
pintbypint (2290) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml brown bottle. Golden colour, clear. White creamy cap, good thick rings of lacing in the glass. Nose has some orange zest and caramel sweetness behind it, some spicy pine notes emerge after a bit. Taste has some caramel and toasted malts upfront, orange peels notes in the middle and dryish short bitterness at the end. Aftertaste is more malty and toasty than hoppy, a little late grapefruit. Overall, this is a pretty mild and soft IPA. The nose was surprisingly good (description says itís dry hopped) but the bitterness didnít carry through enough to make this anything better than just a hair above average for the style. Compared to the rest of Fernie Brewing Companyís beers, this is a standout. I wouldnít mind drinking this again if my shopping options were limited, but thereís other IPAs in that $6.50-ish/bomber price range that I would grab first.
VertBaconStrips (1953) - 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 itís 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.
patricks110 (1487) - 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.
manuchampions (1224) - 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.