Sheffee (25) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crazy Northwest hops nose, just a bit of caramel malt aroma. Palate is a little thin and short. Very dry, not as floral in the flavour as in the aroma. Still a pretty good beer.
BierMonger (22) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A guest tap at Taps On Queen in Niagara Falls.
Aroma is muted, but I pick up some caramel, biscuity malts, and citrus hops.
The server had trouble pouring it, the tap was just spitting foam at first. It was copper coloured, with a small white head that had poor retention. Little lace.
Tasted biscuity and carmelly. Little hops, not much bitterness. Some citrus.
Medium bodied and lower than average carbonation (due to the foamy pour?).
Overall, I have to say that I expected more hops with a name like "Hoptical Illusion".
Stefano21 (17) - Toronto, CANADA - AUG 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2013 355ml bottle from The LCBO. Pours with a large head that dissipated quickly, but did have a bit of lacing. Taste was smooth with only a hint of bitter hops. A good starter Pale Ale.
dedelste (16) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gift bottle, LCBO or Beer Store. Small head, nice copper colour. Nice and hoppy, but not overwhelmingly so. Hint of caramel. Feels good on the back of the tongue. Just a nice beer, want more.
baldric (15) - 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.
beerface1 (10) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Definitely a beer-face beer - this is not a beer for people who don’t really like beer. Like me. Bitter and carbonated. I really don’t know how to describe the aroma or texture, but I’m sure it was there, somewhere under the carbonated bitter beer taste.
sunyjim (9) - London, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2010 does not count
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours sparkling clear dark copper colour, great up front spicy hop smell hits right away from the light frothy white head.
Medium bitter hop taste lingers, on a creamy background with a malt backup
IWillBeLight (9) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2011 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Rusty brown w small white head that quickly fades. Big citrusy hop aroma. Taste is mild fruit and hops-light bodied easy to drink beer. Good for the patio.
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.
cueto (4) - - DEC 4, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Es una cervesa k sospren el seu aroma. Es molt suau de gust i l’amargo no es nota molt