XtraStout (46) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great aroma, darkish colour, tasted quite hoppy though not as much so as a Tankhouse, maybe a little citrus and well rounded malts. Its the kind of nice hoppy beer you could drink more than oe of easily. Not just a sipper.
Iím liking this brewery as I also like the Robert Simpson Confederation Amber.
Bonesey (33) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Production date on underside of carrier: December 16, 2009 - date signifies new hop infusion device. Pours a coppery red with a beige head. Aroma is citrus, pine and malt. Great aroma, better than previous batches. Taste is a nice caramel malt with a bit of lingering bitterness. Could use more bitterness to balance out the malt bill. Nice session beer and a welcome addition to the bland Ontario bottle market.
Sheffee (27) - 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.
Madoming (27) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - JAN 3, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Otima Aparência turva, aroma nao mto forte mas um pouco cítrico. Ótimo amargor do lúpulo constante. Espuma nao presente.
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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 (18) - 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 doesnít 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 donít 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 donít really like beer. Like me. Bitter and carbonated. I really donít know how to describe the aroma or texture, but Iím sure it was there, somewhere under the carbonated bitter beer taste.
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.