tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - 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.
patrick767 (4010) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap - This copper colored beer has an off-white head that laces heavily. The mild aroma is hoppy with some resin notes. The flavor has good bitterness with resin and a touch of citrus. It’s medium bodied and a lingering bitter finish. Good.
thb (805) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 19, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly cloudy light orange, good foam. Aroma is subdued (maybe the foam?) What’s there is piney hops. Taste is hop juice, pine, resin. Little tiny bit of malt. Bitter. Okay.
adamnowek (1827) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is a little bit of pine needles and grass. Taste is moderately hoppy but without a tonne of character.
kaser (5640) - 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 (314) - 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 (1375) - 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 (2338) - 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 (3136) - 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 (1492) - 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)