chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Part of a 6 pack sampler. Pours copper with a white head. Aroma of citrus hops and some caramel malt. Good balance with a nice bitter finish - decent hop flavor.
GRM (2828) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 6, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Brown bottle, 355 ml, gift from Karl Probst or Luc Bourbonnière (merci!), savoured on April 6 2010; eye: copper, clear, no effervescence, tiny ring of beige head, no lacing; nose: malt, grain, dusty, nuts, slight hops; mouth: malt, grain, light nuts, light hops, dry and short finale in malt with presence of nuts, light body, below-average carbonation; overall: ordinary
Bouteille brune, 355 ml, cadeau de Karl Probst ou Luc Bourbonnière (merci!), savourée le 6 avril 2010; œil : cuivrée, claire, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : malt, grain, poussière, noix, très léger houblon; bouche : malt, grain, léger noix, léger houblon, finale courte et mince en malt avec légère présence de noix, corps léger, carbonatation sous la moyenne; en résumé : ordinaire
presario (4533) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Lasting thin head on dark amber. Swirling the glass gives up a great foam but ony a light woody scent. Malt first flavour, foamy body, and as the hops arrive a sourness creeps into the finish taking away from the hops.
Snot19kilo (103) - Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep reddish brown with an off white head.
Aroma is a slight malt with a strong citrus floral nose like a mild IPA.
Flavor is medium floral front with a bit of roasted malt behind it(just a hint)
no real after taste pretty clean. pretty good for and American style pale ale but would be weak and watered down for a and IPA so good for it’s style.
sinkhole (263) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear copper with average white head. Aromas of hops with notes of citrus (lemon?), florals and yeast. Strong taste of hops but not over bittering, some slight sweet maltness as well. Not a huge hop fan myself but this is a nice example.
duckdown (81) - 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 (4494) - 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 (2093) - 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 !