duckdown (78) - GTA, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
6pack of bottles bought at the LCBO.
This is an interesting beer. I seem to have different tastebuds than the others, because I find it to be citrusy, more specific, lemony in both the taste and the smell. Of course the main thing that jumps out is hops, but I pick up on the citrus big time with it. Pours a clear amber color with a short lived head. The taste is.. again.. citrus/lemon, caramel, and hops. And I also agree with what another poster wrote with that it could use even MORE hops to balance out that citrus flavor I detect so much.. Either way, its refreshing and definitely makes you say "Hmmmmmmmm" after you’ve had your first sip. Not something I buy all the time, but have purchased it a few times now and would buy it again.
d07c0m (89) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very clean and crisp tasting with good lace and a thick, foamy head. Caramel colours and notes which give it a sweetness that is nicely balanced out by the hops. Very tasty overall but I feel it could have used even MORE hops to live up to its name.
Boutip (4292) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a copper color ale with a generous head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of medium bitter hops with some floral notes is actually better then I had hoped. Taste is also a very nice balanced mix between some caramel malt notes with a nice touch of citrus and bitter hoppy notes. Body is just about right with good carbonation. Well done for the style with good quaffing quality.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 1, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, thanks to jerc for the trade! Pours mildly hazy dark amber, with a thin white head that laces surprisingly well. Nose is sweet malt, caramel/butterscotch, mild hop aroma, more a perfumey suggestion of hops than hoppiness per se. Flavor is thin and metallic, a slightly metallic and honestly bland mid-palate, some hops but not terribly hoppy nor particularly complex. Something I rather intensely dislike in the finish. I originally had tabbed this as Average, but I’m gonna say Below Average on this one.
Fred82 (2069) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle thanks to I don’t remember who. Update : it was from Robin (happy now ? ;) )
Appearance : Deep clear amber with a smal head. Extensive thick lacing.
Aroma : Very sweet, resinous hops, citrus-y. Quite malty. Some alcohol.
Taste : Lighter than you would think. Brown sugar, hops, some malt. Finish is moderately bitter and citrusy with some sweet malt and hops. A bit watery at the end
Overall : A rather drinkable however sweet APA. Light bitterness with a nice malt and hoppy finish. Nice stuff !
Strangebrewer (741) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Poured clear auburn with a beige head and nice lacing. Strong orange citrus hop aroma. Full hoppy flavour and sweet caramel tones. Medium body, slight tartness. Lot’s of hop flavour without the high bitterness.
DSG (4711) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks David C. Slightly hazy amber color. Aroma of piney hops, toasty and citric notes and light grainy hints. Flavor has some malty sweetness but gradually turns drier and bitter with fresh pine-needles hoppiness. Medium-bodied.
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - FEB 18, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at a tasting: some grapefruit and mandarin in the aroma, some cardboard, weak malt, weak meaty notes, some flowery hops, some banana, nice aroma, weak taste, watery, good aftertaste, mediocre.
tomer (1344) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - FEB 18, 2010
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
At a tasting, thanks David, medium head that dissapears quickly, darkish orange colour, aroma of grapefruit, pine and herbs. flavours of malt and orange marmaladewith traces of barnyard and a touch of metal which leads to a little unpleasant aftertaste, a little bland.
zvikar (2517) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - FEB 18, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
@ a tasting, thanks David, pours orange with a nice head, aroma of tangerine, grapefruit and marmalade, feels bitter dry on the tongue with flavors of tangerine, cardboard and nice vinous acidity in the aftertaste, medium to low body. Nice