VertBaconStrips (2292) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 2, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured out a wonderful deep amber color with a large and compact light tan head and filthified my glass. I didn’t really expect this much English malts. Creamy. After a bit of a sit the light hops have mostly faded into memory.... orange..... orange........ I made a mistake letting this open up. The taste is pretty good and would be a pretty safe option for an intro into the craft beer scene. Orange, light peppery spice and a watery bitterness, caramel and biscuit, mellow mellow mellow. Smooth feel with mild bubbs. I heard that this is exactly what little blue penguin teeth taste like from a friend of a friend of a friend. As boring as listening to you tell me anything.
DutchLuv (4) - Brampton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spruce,hops, smooth,loads of flavour off the get-go. A very interesting example of an IPA, but not your typical IPA.
Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 12, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber with a massive crown floating on top reducing to the always popular nipple cap. Lacing is ridiculous!! BIG citrus aroma, lemon, orange peel, a sharpness is here but what is it? Taste is not as good as the aroma seems watered down and thinner but still yummy. Hoppy bitterness with a light citrus flavor, malts are smooth and nondescript. The after taste is all wood. I could drink this all day long.
cards04 (2601) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2013 Delicious. Pours a dark orange with creamy white head. Good retention. Lots of nice juicy aromas. Pineapple, peach, and citruses. Malty caramel flavours up front. Bitterness throughout. Great balance. Great beer.
omhper (22890) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled at Bishop’s Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm. Clear golden, small head. Faint grapefruit aroma. Some bread. Light-medium boy, clean rounded mouthfeel. Low bitterness. Some caramel. Dull.
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours clear orange with a thick bubbly head. Aroma is floral, grass, citrus and bread. Flavour the same. Muted and bland.
reebtogi (5469) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
First of all, I have to admire the amazing artwork on the label. Now, a 355ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a small white head which leaves some thin lacing on the glass. Aroma is light citrus and flowery notes with a light toasty grain. Taste is bold citrus hop bitterness with a nice balance of sweetness from the malts and also a light roastiness from the darker grains. Light to medium body with adequate carbonation. Quite a pleasing amber style ale and recommend others to try it out as well.
DeanF (2227) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Average looks with a heavily carbonated body and a small darker-than-usual white head on top. Aroma is a lot of hops, softer than an IPA or something similar and very sweet hops at that. Flavour is sweet hoppiness with just a hint of malty goodness underneath. Good for sessioning, good thing I bought a six pack.
cmc619 (501) - California, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice pour from bottle into jar-like glass. Beer is dark bronze--almost light brown. Definitely darker than a normal pale ale (hence the name?). Huge head that sticks for a while. Aroma is deep, rich balance of piney hops and malt. Pretty bitter. Nice beer. You’d expect it to be a lot higher in ABV--impressed that they packed this much flavor into it.
baldric (16) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice amber to copper colour. Hazy, good head and lacing.
Cloudy appearance but doesn’t detract from the flavour. Quite the opposite. It has a palate pleasing character that I love that most crystal clear heavily filtered beers in its category don’t possess. Kudos to Flying Monkeys for not over-filtering it. Easy drinking for a dry hopped beer, a nice session beer for sure. Well done.