Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. Gold and bright, love the choices of hop and malt with pale malt and dry bitter hop profile with no estery hop and not a chewy PACNW IPA, it’s actually pale and more British in character, yay! Another that the cans/bottles don’t do it justice.
BeerAndPonies (108) - 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.
ljthiessen (621) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber pour with a soapy white head. Malty aroma, caramel and biscuit with just some light hops. Flavour is light and thin, mostly malty with just a little hops. Not bad but disappointing when expecting a proper IPA.
GraffitiVandal (104) - Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 27, 2015
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
ENG: 650ml bottle from Liquor Mart Winnipeg, poured into the tulip. Golden color with medium tan head, some lacing. Skunky aromas (or maybe that is rotten egg) with bubblegum / candy... Some pine too but far in the background. Taste is very mild, slightly bitter, slightly sour with a hint of booze. Some light pine here too and maybe herbs. Slightly hoppy bitter aftertaste. Very light body with low to medium carbonation. Beer is very drinkable, but 6.5% is not that much anyways. As for an IPA I would say this one is too balanced, and it’s too low in overall every aspect. Not very suitable for hopheads, but in other hand it can be a good as a refresher. In my opinion tho, there’s not much what connects it to IPA style. ///~~~///~~~/// ///~~~///~~~/// ////~~~///~~~//// ////~~~////~~~//// ////~~~///~~~//// ///~~~///~~~/// ///~~~///~~~/// PL: Butelka 650ml kupiona w Liquor Mart w Winnipeg, przelana do kieliszka. Złocista barwa ze średnią jasną pianą, nieco lejsingu. Aromaty skunksa (a może to zgniłe jajko?), guma do żucia zmieszana z cukierkami, a gdzieś daleko w tle sosna. W smaku dość łagodne, lekko goryczkowe, lekko kwaśne, nieco alkoholowego booza. Tutaj też sosna i zioła, ale znów jakby w tle. Nieco chmielowo-goryczkowy posmak. Bardzo lekkie i pijalne piwo (ale w końcu to tylko 6.5%) z niewielkim do średniego nasyceniem. Jak na IPA to za słabe w każdym aspekcie (mało chmielu, mało goryczki, itd), ale z drugiej strony jest całkiem nieźle orzeźwiające. Jednak jak dla mnie z IPA mało je łączy.
markas101 (1975) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada via Coop. Slightly hazy light amber, nice but somewhat faint pine resin aroma. Medium body, sweet honey, then an herbal caramel finish. Not bad.
ryanhunter_4 (52) - La Crete, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml can poured at home. Hazy amber in color with a medium head. Nice hop smell and bitter aftertaste. I drank this after a Big Rock IPA and thought it was a much better homage to the genre. Thoroughly drinkable!
RD400F (218) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can to Sam Adams fancy pint glass, beer pours a transparent orange-amber with a small white head. Aroma is weak...cut grass, quite floral, some citrus, pine, tree sap. Nothing to write home about. Taste is a nice hop bitterness with some caramel/toffee to back it up. Beer is very palatable and refreshing. Carb medium, thin bodied. Complexity is on the simple side. Overall, not too shabby, good execution, but nothing that makes it stand out. Forgettable.
Reimer96 (1449) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear orangish copper with a frothy white head. Aroma of citrus hops, pine, grapefruit and sweet pale malts. Taste is grapefruit, pine, citrus, caramel and sweet pale malts... Hops and malts are in great balance and there?s no astringency on the finish. Great well balanced ipa.
exeter (440) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark copper colour, thumb of fluffy head with solid retention and some nice spotty lacing. Tastes of citrus, pine, and balanced hop bitterness and malt. Excellent.
Iphonephan (4012) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bomber shared. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Light citrus nose. Flavors of spruce resin. Relatively thin mouthfeel. Bitter finish.