Oakes (14975) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 20, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dull amber. Caramelly aroma. Bland amber ale taste with only a hint of hops. Invoking hops in your beer name but only have 18 miserly IBUs = abject fail.
FatPhil (13067) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle - at ChrisO’s - thanks!
6 Simple hoppy aroma, some citrus.
4 Deep copper, medium head
7 Hoppy retronasaly, very citrussy and zesty. Malty body, but with tons of hops there too. Fairly well balanced. I even get a hint of ginger too.
3 Slick palate, carbonation low.
14 A little sweet, and a little too hop focussed, but they’ve pulled it off well.
mcberko (13054) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at tasting, pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of floral and grassy hops, citrus and bready malts. Pretty decent but uninteresting.
argo0 (12937) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, Campground Brewdown, thanks jercraigs. Medium beige head, crystal clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, some bread. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some orange, light head. Light-medium body, some effervescence, acidity.
Benzai (12605) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Dutchdrebus and Joes @ weekly tasting. Slightly hazy dark orange to reddish color, small to average sized off-white head that leaves fair to good lacing. Smell and taste malts, light to moderately hoppy, some tropical fruits, nicely bitter. Medium body, medium carbonation.
Lubiere (12575) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A reddish copper ale with a thin off white head. Lightly hopped malt aroma with faint signs of sulfur. In mouth, a surprisingly solid ale with good floral hops, over the biscuitty malts, well balanced and classic APA. Bottle from LCBO,
jcwattsrugger (12014) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tampa Weekly Gathering @BT Wesley Chapel-I got in trade with Fred82-12oz bottle-pours a dissipating off white head and amber color. Aroma is some resin, medium malt-caramel. Taste is resin/spice hops with some bite, medium malt-caramel. OK effervescence.
DSG (11279) - 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.
Ferris (11085) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2012 Bottle - Flowery, citrus and very sweet. Clear amber with a head that won’t quit. An oily mouthfeel, hoppy and bitter but very sweet (cotton candy) and floral hops.
Sammy (10793) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
C’est What Spring Festival of brewers. Surprisingly good, one of the winners this night. Lightly hop aroma and taste. Orangey colour and lacey. A nice bitterness. Reasonable pale ale.