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.
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.
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.
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!!
JHunter (626) - 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
stantheman (362) - 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.
JenConCol (24) - - 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
Lagerboy (667) - 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)
pintbypint (1975) - 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 it’s dry hopped) but the bitterness didn’t carry through enough to make this anything better than just a hair above average for the style. Compared to the rest of Fernie Brewing Company’s beers, this is a standout. I wouldn’t mind drinking this again if my shopping options were limited, but there’s other IPAs in that $6.50-ish/bomber price range that I would grab first.
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.