wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - SEP 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flying Monkeys Hoptical Ilusion......
Well I guess from the name it’s hard to know what to expect.....
Are there flying monkeys?.....no
Is the beer "hoptical"?.........not really
Is there any sort of Illusion?.....Not at all..
But it’s good beer!
Pours dark dark amber with a off white lightly sticky head. Aroma is floral, hoppy, some citrus, malty, burnt sugar, bread. Flavour is really pretty good, a fair bit of hops up front, some citrusy notes, a tad watery in the middle, some mild malty biscuity sweetness, and the some more hops in the finish. It is a pretty good, tasty beer, I just feel it seems a little watered down, like they were holding back. Still, I will most likely buy this again. Is it just me or are the craft beers here in Ontario slowly starting to get better?
Frothmeister (717) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle. Pours a dark amber. Off white head that disappeared quickly. Lots of citrusy (grapefruit peel) hops on the nose. Slight dark malt flavour, with LOTS of fresh citrus hops. A bargain for what it costs. One of the best Ontario craft brews around.
terrybail (704) - London, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from the LCBO
pours a nice darkish copper with a good sized head and pretty good lacing
The aroma is strong malt with a touch of hops trown in really nice
the taste is slightly bitter hops
janubio (693) - SPAIN - AUG 12, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber colour, with a big creamy head that leaves ome lace. Aroma of pine, fruits, caramel. Medium body, OK carbonation. Taste is similar to aroma: Fruits, pine and caramel. OK beer.
shaynsawchuk (681) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 mL bottle. Pours amber with a foamy white head. Biscuit and bread malt tones with subtle citrus and pine notes. Dry and light bodied, slightly bitter on the finish. Average carbonation. Solid.
rob6239 (677) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
An "almost pale ale" has good hop presence and dark gold in colour. Taste has some very mild bitterness.
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice amber colour with a thin white head. the aroma is light grapefruit and spice from the hops. light caramel sweetness and a medium bitterness not to hoppy so would make for a good starting point for someone new to IPA’s
AGAquino (667) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from the LCBO. Nice clear amber colour, good head and lace. Noticeably hoppy, but quite balanced. Good carbonation.
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour copper/amber with decent beige head great lacing. Aroma grapefruit, pine, citrus fruits, malty backbone. Taste biscuit, caramel, pine, grapefruit, citrus. MF medium body nice fizzy carb. Overall an excellent easy to drink Ontario hoppy beer.
BrewGoblin (632) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It’s a fine lil’ brew this one is. Nothing about this screams "totally awesome" but it is tasty and sessionable as heck. Fruity citrus hops and strong caramel comprise the scent of this ruddy-honey fella. A nice lacer, too. Taste is bittersweet, leaning more to the bitter side of things but leaving a lingering sweet, fruity flavour behind. Mid-low carbonation and medium body round out this good time.