Lubiere (11225) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A golden ale with a thin white head. Very intense resinous hops in aroma, piney, flowers and caramel candy. In mouth, a sharp hoppy IPA with notes of berries and grapefruits. Simple and good. On tap at brewpub August 2007.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly orange-tinged yellow appearance. Very big hoppy aroma, resin, peaches, but a tad oily and cheesy. Same dusty/husky malt notes found in PA. Initially sweet flavor, fanning out rather transparently into a soft crystal malt component. Finishes rather thin, somewhat sweet and moderately bitter.
DYCSoccer17 (3498) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 24, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
4 ounce sample on tap at the brewpub last week. Cow corn/silage - cow manure like - earthy hopped aroma. Light pine aromas are also detected. A bit weird. Transparent golden-copper body with an off-yellow head present. Earthy and grainy start with some relatively bitter hoppy notes in the start. Becomes relatively juicy with some piney and citrus grapefruity flavored hoppiness to finish. Malts are quiet in the background. Average for an IPA.