kevinsenn (816) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from LCBO. Pours a beautiful clear dark amber with a long-lasting half-inch white head. Nice mild aroma of tropical fruit. Taste has a little malt, and a lot of hops - orange and slight spice - without the normal IBUs following (as is intended). Pretty tasty stuff, and does a great job delivering exactly what it promises.
Jayseppi (98) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bordering between red and amber in colour with a thick foamy cap. Smells of citrus, pine and carmalized sugar. Some roasty malt and piney hop flavour with a good punch of bitterness at the end.
WheatKing (972) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice. You want to know what Amarillo tastes like? This is the prototypical Canadian ale to find out. Since Flying Monkeys are known for their hops, it was great to try this out and see that they know what they’re doing on the other side, the malt (yeast is on another plane). If I hadn’t tried this, I couldn’t be certain that they’re one of the best brewers in English Canada. This is proof, to me.
neongolden (282) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(on tap at Grad Club, Kingston ON) Poured cold, a dark hazy amber with a briefly-lived rocky off-white head. Aroma mostly sweet honey and caramel malts, a little hint of the flowery, fruity Amarillo hops peeks through but not much. Flavour of sweetish crystal and roasted malts with a tinny bitterness, not particularly flavourful or hoppy. Mouthfeel relatively moderate, flavours not too concentrated. Disappointing pale ale, seems to be stranded between styles and not great at any.
Svesse (5679) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, Bishop’s Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm, 12 March 2012) Dark amber colour with brief, beige head. Malty nose with caramel, red fruit, orange and citric hops. Malty, fruity taste with notes of caramel, chocolate, dried fruit and a mild citric bitterness. Medium body, with some sweetness. Tasty and well balanced but nothing extraordinary. Quite nice.
GT2 (7033) - Riverside, California, USA - MAR 26, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
355mL thanks to solidfunk. Pours a deep amber with a massive, creamy, rocky, off-white head. Excellent ice cream scoop retention and lace. Nose is sticky malt and honey. Taste is coppery metallic, bland, watery, lightly tannic. Iron, rust finish.
OntBeerDrinker (346) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
2 finger head. smell some grapfruite and pine,mint & grass. Taste is grapefruit,elmon and or lime,pine,grass a bite heavy bodied. Earlie on not bad. Not a hop head but hoppy pale ale’s haved more flavour then pther ho[[y beers so i tend to enjoy trying them out but wouldnt want a caSE OF THEM. eARLIE ON GOOD THE MORE INTO THE MORE THE FLAVOURS SHOW THE LESS I like it.
solidfunk (2589) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has a hoppy smell with some earthiness. Smells a little of caramel as well, though I can’t detect any sweetness in the taste.Actually promises more in the smell than the taste delivers, though the taste isn’t bad by any means. Hoppy and bitter. Bottle.
PatIrish (166) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a red amber with a soft foam head. Subtle citrus and hop aroma, really nothing overpowering. Flavourful, but not as bitter as I like, when it comes to your typical pale ale. Almost pale is right.
markwise (4093) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to brentfeesh for this one as a bonus. Cheers, Brent! Pours a hazy brown-amber with an off-white head. Nose is malt, some biscuit, slight cardboard, and some mild hops. Flavor is similar with a full body for the style and lingering biscuity malt in the finish.